KÉRITY: LA MAISON DES CONTES

Friday, October 24, 2014

The AFM Ciné-Goûter presents: Kérity, la maison des contes (Kérity, the House of Tales) on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:30 p.m. Admission is free!

Kérity, la maison des contes is a 2009 Franco-Italian animated feature film directed by Dominique Monfery. It won the special distinction prize at the 2010 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The film was produced in separate versions with French and English soundtracks.

Released in English speaking countries under the title Eleanor’s Secret, the film had a limited UK cinema showing and was released on DVD in 2011 by Soda Pictures. It had no general release in the United States, but was made available for individual bookings. It was later released direct-to-video on August 12, 2014 from Cinedigm.



The seven-year-old hero, Nathaniel, is not a confident reader. When his eccentric old aunt Eleanor dies, she leaves her house to his parents and her huge book collection to the young boy. Nathaniel discovers that the books shelter all the heroes found in children’s literature. Among them are Alice in Wonderland, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood and they are counting on him for protection: if they leave the library, they will disappear along with their stories forever. When his parents start selling off the books, Nathaniel is shrunk by the evil witch Carabosse and must brave everything to save his miniature friends.



The film, which is 80 minutes long, will be shown in its French version with English subtitles.

Film screenings are subject to changes without prior notice. Entrance is free but on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.

Alliance Française de Manille is located at 209 Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street), Bel-Air 2, Makati City.

For inquiries, you may call 895-7585 / 895-7441.

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