Cinoche is a teenagers affair. It’s the audience dreamed of by producers since the cinema started. We have known for several decades the attraction of American majors – among others, they are not alone, the communist bloc in its time was not outdone – for a young captive audience filling the cash drawer. There is another cinema that Ciné Junior has been defending for thirty years now in Val-de-Marne and today in Ile-de-France. An image pioneer. The Festival, backed by the Cinéma Public association, can take pride in defending an intelligent, moving and often funny cinema that touches young audiences’ hearts. The rise of Ciné Junior is a matter of commitment. A special way that the team has to scrutinize the 7th Art. With discernment and curiosity without ever feeling like a depositary of choice. The 22 rooms and media libraries that are part of the association have their say. This diversity of points of view allows a rich and often astonishing programming. An affirmed pleasure for children to ask for more. A social snack that tickles the minds of young people and not just their own. The adults are also there. The festival is divided into several sections as in any major event but here, we add the age since cinema screenings are reserved for kindergartens. An international competition rewards by age groups the films presented, feature films and short films. A focus on director Florence Miailhe and several previews. We can also push the song with a program adapted to the occasion. Let us note in particular Le Bal des Lucioles by Dace Riduze, Evalds Lacis and Maris Brinkmanis. Feature films like they were raining. Cinematographic memory is rich in these films. Azur and Asmar by Michel Ocelot, a Chaplin (how to get by today), Charlot has fun, Fête de fête by Jacques Tati, but also Disney’s Fantasia which can finally be seen on the big screen. Admit that the film deserves better than the tablet format … Other surprises to discover. Some examples: The young ladies of Rochefort by Jacques Demy giving the reply to Grease by Randal Kleiser… Not to mention the Vincent Minnelli, Tous en scène! A retrospective of the 30th anniversary of the festival. The menu is provided: events, workshops, professional days: 38 places and 22 cities in Val-de-Marne, and 13 places and 12 cities outside the walls … Happiness can be as simple as pushing the door of a cinema or media center.
To find out all about the program, go to cinemapublic. org
Rencontrez Liviana Lunetto, déléguée générale du festival Ciné Junior dans les locaux de Cinéma Public à Paris