ORIGINAL TITLE: Dolfje Weerwolfje
LANGUAGE: Dutch with English subtitles
PRECEDED BY: Kali le petit Vampire
When the full moon rises on the night of his seventh birthday, strange things begin to happen to shy little Alfie: he suddenly grows sharp claws and white fuzzy hair, and begins to howl at the moon. Alfie soon realizes he is no longer a regular kid — he has turned into a werewolf! Only his brother Timmie knows, but with Alfie attacking his neighbour’s chickens and biting a bully in the leg, it won’t be long until his secret is revealed. Alfie just wants to be an ordinary boy again, but with the help of his loving family and a mysterious, hairy stranger, he may learn that what makes each person different is also what makes them special. The film is based on a series of popular children's books by Dutch author Paul Van Loon.
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Themes: celebrating differences, recognizing talents, growing up, feeling alone, bullying
Content Advisory: minimal comedic violence, unseen animal death (eaten), biting
Rating: PG ( Violence)
Recommended for ages 8 to adult
Awarded European Children’s Film Award at the 17th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Schlingel, Germany
Following the film, you are invited to contribute 3D shadow puppets, paper cut-outs, and your own body's shadow to the Mere Phantoms' Installation in the Atrium. This interactive shadow installation is designed to engage young audiences in animating and illuminating space adventures. Paper cutouts will be suspended inside the lobby of the Vancity Theatre. The Mere Phantoms artists will demonstrate one of the paper-cut techniques they use in their work, and will guide participants through a design and creation process. Then watch it grow over the weekend.
This workshop is offered to school groups as part of our Talent Lab program, in French or English.