The Institut Francais, in partnership with French animation studio Folimage, is showing 5 superb animated short films for young audiences and they will be available at the following links until 21 May.
Le Vélo de l’éléphant / The Elephant and the bicycle (9 mins, no dialogue)
An elephant lives in town among normal people and works as a street sweeper. One day he sees a huge billboard advertising a bike that looks like it’s perfectly sized. From this minute, the elephant’s life changes: he must get this bike at all costs!
Link to watch: https://vimeo.com/410659221
Le Renard Minuscule / The Teeny-Weeny Fox (8 mins, no dialogue)
In the middle of a garden, a tiny fox meets an intrepid child who grows giant plants! By a happy coincidence, they discover that they can grow objects. This will give ideas to the clever ones.
Link to watch: https://vimeo.com/410657401
La Cage / In a Cage (6 mins, no dialogue)
It is the encounter between a bear trapped in its cage and which cannot sing, and a little bird which cannot fly, but which sings very well. Each will enrich themselves with the friendship of the other and overcome their handicaps.
Link to watch: https://vimeo.com/410656064
Le tigre sans Rayures / A tiger with no stripes (8 mins, no dialogue)
A little tiger decides to embark on a long journey hoping to find its stripes.
Link to watch: https://vimeo.com/410631434
La Grande Migration / The Grande Migration (8 mins, no dialogue)
The tribulations of birds to the indefinable species when it comes time to leave for hot countries. Adventures and moods of a particular hero, both tragic and comic.
Link to watch: https://vimeo.com/410629440