Moon Man – directed by Stephan Schesch
At the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, which will be held from April 12th – April 19th in Vancouver, the new animation feature “Moon Man” (Ireland, France, Germany) by Stephan Schesch will be shown.
Children love him! Moon Man is for them not just a fertile imagination, he’s real.
Sitting on the moon in his lonely silver sphere, Moon Man doesn’t know how much they miss him. Suddenly, in one special night, a shooting star appears in space, right towards the moon. At this moment, Moon Man notices his chance to escape from the lonely moon. He hitches a ride to earth on the shooting star. When the President hears about the unexpected incoming visitation, he is totally upset.
Now, after he has just conquered nearly everything on earth and defeated everyone who stands in his way of becoming powerful, this space attack would destroy everything of his evil plan of world domination. Being attacked by aliens from another planet wasn’t part of his evil plan. That’s why his alarm bells are ringing! The only solution the President has is to escape.
Meanwhile Moon Man goes on a long journey, marveling at the many wonders the world has to offer and realizing how much children love and need him.
Based on the bestselling book by Tomi Ungerer. The film’s well-chosen moon tunes include Louis Armstrong’s Moon River.
Opening Night Friday April 12, 6:30 PM
Sunday April 14, 11:00 AM
and Wednesday April 17, 10:00 AM
Wunderkinder – directed by Marcus O.Rosenmüller
Another German film that will be shown at the Reel to Real International Film Festival in April, is the stirring drama “Wunderkinder” (Germany) by Marcus O. Rosenmüller.
1941 – when the „German Luftwaffe“ is bombing the Russian Army, suddenly everything changes. In Ukraine, three exceptionally gifted children, united by their love of music, must protect each other in order to survive. Two of them are Jewish. This creates some problems for their friendship. Nevertheless, they swear each other to be best friends for their whole life, whatever will happen. Due to the situation they are exposed to, they become unintentionally enemies. But their three fates weld them together.
One German officer wants them to prove their talents – they have to play for their lives! If they play a concert without making any mistake, he will make sure that they stay alive for the sake of culture. To manage the situation, their friendship gives them courage and their music is their power. A stirring story which shows that music can bring people closer together and about the meaning of friendship.
The film won at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, and with winning three awards it was the most successful film at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy.
Saturday April 13, 6:30 PM
Wednesday April 17, 12:00 PM