International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!
The glasses on the Festival poster tell us what this year’s Ale Kino! will be like.
The first ones are pink. Through cinema, we want to address our young and youngest viewers with optimism, even when it comes to very difficult issues and problems that seem almost unsolvable. We often want to emphasise the “almost” that can make a huge difference.
The latter are green. Already heavily cracked, but still showing hope for saving the world – not only the climate. We present films that repeatedly show their protagonists in situations of danger. They talk about their problems, of what causes pain, fear, drama, but also cries out for change.
The third ones are covered with small flowers. A gift, sometimes even as small as a plant, can change the lives of those in need: the lonely, the rejected, the different, the ones considered illegal. Our films are very often about the gifts of the heart, about acceptance, friendship and love, and how these things are important in order to live a good life.
The fourth ones are dark, with a little star. Films are best viewed in the dark, when the viewer’s attention is focused on the light of the screen. Our images are so beautiful and so bright that it might be a good idea to have dark glasses handy just in case. And the star? That’s the one we gave to our films, like a street actor tossing the first coin into his own hat for bait. Watch the films at Ale Kino! and if you like them – which I hope you will – give them more stars…
Four pairs of glasses promise an extraordinary dose of extraordinary films. I would like to thank the Festival Team who make every effort to ensure that Festival audiences can enjoy it. A thank to many institutions and individuals for their thoughtful support, and to all who share our vision of cinema for the young audience, especially in the current reality. Without you, this Festival would not be possible.
Let’s all be well and let the cinema be with us!
Or maybe this poster is saying something completely different? After all, it is like a good film: it tells its story, but it’s open for interpretation.