Petits cinéphiles

At Cinéma Public, we firmly believe that cinema can contribute to the education of children. The seventh art allows them to open their imagination to new worlds, while providing them with keys to better understand the real world. We also believe that children’s films can benefit parents, helping them to rediscover a capacity for wonder that too often dulls in adulthood. That’s why every weekend, in the late morning or early afternoon, we schedule a screening for the whole family. Carefully selected films for different age groups will delight both young and old.

This fall, for all screenings in the Petits cinéphiles series, take advantage of a $2 discount per admission with the promotional code JEUNESSE.

Ages 8 and up


Culottées

30 portraits of women, known or unknown, who have dared to shatter prejudices and have changed the world in their own way. Apache warrior or Hollywood mermaid, explorer or astronaut and many others in 30 episodes of 3 minutes 30 each.

Mai Nguyen, Charlotte Cambon
France

language: French

105 min

Past program


Drôles d'oiseaux + Les astres immobiles

Two stories: that of Ellie, a young birdwatching enthusiast who finds herself on an island full of birds, and that of Chenghua, who has too much on her shoulders and dreams of the wonders of Space.

Charlie Belin, Noémie Gruner, Séléna Picque
France

language: français

60 min

Ages 5 and up


Ernest et Célestine : Le Voyage en Charabie

Our heroes return to Ernest’s country to have his broken violin repaired, only to discover that music is banned throughout the country…

Julien Chheng, Jean-Christophe Roger
France, Luxemburg

language: French

80 min

Youth program


Interdit aux chiens et aux italiens

Life in Ughettera, northern Italy, having become very difficult, the Ughetto family dream of starting over abroad. According to legend, Luigi Ughetto crossed the Alps and began a new life in France, changing forever the destiny of his beloved family.

Alain Ughetto
France, Italy, Switzerland

language: French, Italian
subtitles: English

70 min

Ages 6 and up


Katak, le brave béluga

While his friends have all become white, Katak is still small and grey. To prove that he has grown up and to fulfill his grandmother’s last wish, Katak undertakes a perilous journey to the Great North.

Christine Dallaire-Dupont, Nicola Lemay
Québec (Canada)

language: French

82 min

Holidays at the movies | 6 and up


La guerre des tuques

During the winter vacations, a snowball fight becomes the pretext for a real quarrel between two groups of children who take themselves seriously and play war like adults. This comedy touches young and old with its freshness and authenticity.

André Melançon
Québec (Canada)

language: French

92 min

6 and up


Le meilleur d’Annecy

The best youth films from Annecy International Animation Film Festival! This program assembles entries from the Official Selection of the festival. Funny, touching and poetic short films designed to enchant children, ages 6 and up.

Various filmmakers

55 min

Program for youth


Le petit Nicolas

Between camaraderie, arguments, fights, games, mischief, and punishments in spades, Nicolas lives a childhood made of joy and learning

Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre
France, Luxemburg

language: French

82 min

Past program


Moules-Frites + Louise et la légende du serpent à plumes

A new program for young and old alike! Moules-Frites tells the story of Noée, 9 years old, who has just joined her mother on the Breton island of Benac’h. Louise et la légende du serpent à plumes follows 9-year-old Louise as she and her family move to Mexico City.

Nicolas Hu, Hefang Wei
France

language: French

52 min

Holidays at the movies | 3 and up


Opération Père Noël + short films

Eight-year-old William is used to getting everything. He asks for Santa Claus himself as a gift. To fulfill his son’s request, his father hires a renowned hunter. Will William’s wish put an end to the magic of Christmas?

Marc Robinet
France

language: French

48 min

Past program


Panique au village

Co-Boy and Indian are professionals in disaster. This time, they want to wish Cheval a happy birthday. What gift? A do-it-yourself barbecue! Nice idea, except that the order goes wrong, and Co-Boy and Indian get a billion bricks delivered!

Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Belgium, Luxemburg, France

language: French

76 min

Past program


REGARD à distance

Cinéma Public is pleased to renew its collaboration with REGARD, the international short film festival in Saguenay. We present a selection of short films for children from the 26th edition of the festival, for a screening that will captivate the whole family!

Various filmmakers
International

language: various
subtitles: French

60 min

3 and older


Short films from FIFEM

Carefully selected by the Festival international du film pour enfants de Montréal, these short films will offer the little ones a captivating and caring entry into the world of cinema.

Various filmmakers

language: French

55 min

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