Wild Child

Get in touch with your wild side with these films that explore our animal nature. These stories about feral children, woodland witches and little vampires will test the boundaries of our orderly lives.    

Themes: change, fantasy and magic, acceptance, courage, exploration and human nature.

The Old Woman in the Woods

A Gothic fairy tale combining live action and stop motion puppet animation to tell the story of two little girls who disobey their mother for a glimpse into a magical other world and end up paying dearly for their caprice. The screenplay, adapted from the classic fairy tale "The New Mother," by Lucy Lane Clifford, is set in England in 1882.
In the film, Hanna and Mary meet an old woman with an ornate wooden box, inside which exists a magical fairytale land. The girls beg to see inside the box, but are told they are not grown-up enough. But they can prove they are grown-up by doing what they want, not what their mother tells them.
As the girls are manipulated into greater and greater demonstrations of wickedness, their mother is forced to abandon them. The new mother who replaces her is a terror to behold…

RATING: G ( May frighten young children)

Director Caroline Coutts will be in attendance.

length: 
26min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:45

Swift

A young girl and a red fox follow each other in nature through the seasons. Everything in their environment is seen as potential sustenance. A striking animation, Swift is a playful story about the organic cycles of life and the mental associations that the survival instinct can trigger.

RATING: G

2012 Winner  - TIFF Student Film Showcase - Best Animated Film

Swift, was produced as a graduating project at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver.

 

length: 
5min
screens: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:30
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:45

Kasper

This animated short by Diane Obomsawin tells the story of Kaspar, a young man who discovers life - and light - after spending his entire life in a dark cave with only a small wooden horse as company. Based on the story of Kaspar Hauser, the famous 19th century orphan who has inspired countless artists.

RATING: PG (Violence)

length: 
9min
screens: 
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:45

The Girl and the Fox

A young girl must track a mysterious fox through a foreboding wilderness.

RATING: G (Violence)

length: 
6min
screens: 
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:45

Feral

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization.

RATING: PG (Violence)

length: 
13min
screens: 
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:00
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:45
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