Alfie, the Little Werewolf

screens: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 13:00
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:00
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street
tickets: 
$8 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Joram Lürsen
length: 
98min
year: 
2012
country: 
Netherlands

ORIGINAL TITLE: Dolfje Weerwolfje

LANGUAGE: Dutch with English subtitles

PRECEDED BY: Kali le petit Vampire

When the full moon rises on the night of his seventh birthday, strange things begin to happen to shy little Alfie: he suddenly grows sharp claws and white fuzzy hair, and begins to howl at the moon. Alfie soon realizes he is no longer a regular kid — he has turned into a werewolf! Only his brother Timmie knows, but with Alfie attacking his neighbour’s chickens and biting a bully in the leg, it won’t be long until his secret is revealed. Alfie just wants to be an ordinary boy again, but with the help of his loving family and a mysterious, hairy stranger, he may learn that what makes each person different is also what makes them special. The film is based on a series of popular children's books by Dutch author Paul Van Loon.

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Themes: celebrating differences, recognizing talents, growing up, feeling alone, bullying

Content Advisory: minimal comedic violence, unseen animal death (eaten), biting

Rating: PG ( Violence)

Recommended for ages 8 to adult

Awards:
Awarded European Children’s Film Award at the 17th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Schlingel, Germany

Following the film,  you are invited to contribute 3D shadow puppets, paper cut-outs, and your own body's shadow to the Mere Phantoms' Installation in the Atrium. This interactive shadow installation is designed to engage young audiences in animating and illuminating space adventures.  Paper cutouts will be suspended inside the lobby of the Vancity Theatre. The Mere Phantoms artists will demonstrate one of the paper-cut techniques they use in their work, and will guide participants through a design and creation process.  Then watch it grow over the weekend.

This workshop is offered to school groups as part of our Talent Lab program, in French or English.

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Director's Photo: 
Joram Lürsen
Director's Bio: 
Joram Lürsen studied film at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. His graduation film De Finales (1990) won multiple awards including a Mention DE Qualite at the Césars ( the French Oscars). His credits as a director include several TV series and films including Alles Is Liefde.