Where Giants Tread
JANUARY 24, SUNDAY AT 3:30PM
WHERE GIANTS TREAD
Explore myths, fables, and fairy tales from around the world! You'll see kids reach up and grab the moon, giants walk across rivers and coconut trees spring up overnight. And best of all, you'll find out how lessons of kindness translate across time and space.
The Child Who Hammered Nails US premiere
(Isabelle Kanapé, Innu Nation/Canada, animation, 2014, 3:23 min) In Innu with English subtitles.
A father teaches his son a lesson about being kind to the ones you love.
Underground City US premiere
(Joanna Polak, Poland, live action and animation, 2014, 7:30 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
A boy is transported to a colorful underground city where a three-headed dragon shows him the fantastical legends of Lublin, Poland.
Legend of the Angel of Oblivion US premiere
(Karolina Jozwik, Poland, animation, 2013, 2:45 min) In Polish with English subtitles.
A rabbi calls on the Angel of Oblivion to help a young man find love.
The Giant Seattle premiere
(Julio Vanzeler and Luís da Matta Almeida, Portugal, animation, 2012, 10:25 min) Nonverbal.
Once upon a time, a princess lived within the heart of a giant.
Catalina and the Sun Seattle premiere
(Anna Paula Hönig, Argentina/Germany/France, live action, 2015, 15:23 min) In Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles.
In the salt flats of Argentina, Catalina holds a piece of the moon in her hand, shares stories with the sun, and learns the importance of passing on her grandmother's folktales.
The Tale of the Coconut West Coast premiere
(Marc Thümmler, Germany, live action, 2015, 15:29 min) In English.
The children of Karawara, an island of the South Sea, discover why there's a face hidden on the bottom of every coconut.
The Cuckoo US premiere
(Mikhail Gorobchuk, Russia, animation, 2013, 12 min) In Russian with English subtitles.
Three naughty children learn the consequences of ignoring their sick mother's requests in this northern arctic Russian fairy tale.
Aromantic Tea International premiere
(Danielle Bethel, United Kingdom, 2015, 3:36 min) Nonverbal.
On the path to enlightenment, a little raccoon helps a young monk battle his obsession with tea.
Notes to parents: In "The Cuckoo," a film from Russia, a sick mother transforms into a bird when her kids don't help her, and in "The Tale of the Coconut," a boy is gobbled up by a shark (off screen). "Catalina and the Sun," from Argentina, tells the story of how a girl copes with the loss of her grandmother.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122