Children's film festivals in Montreal, Quebec City
The March Break begins today and if you're looking for something to do with the kids that isn't out in the cold and snow, there are two international children's film festivals - in Montreal and in Quebec City.
Filmmaker Eric Tessier is a spokesperson for the Montreal festival. His foray into kids' films began with the 2012 movie Pee-Wee 3D.
Eric Tessier joins Morgan Dunlop in studio to talk about what this kind of festival brings to kids.
**Here are his personal favourites at the festival:
Sur le chemin de l'école, a documentary filmed in Argentina, Morocco, Kenya, and India about kids getting to school (Mar 5 and 7 at Cinéma Beaubien)
Bekas: sur les traces de Superman, by a young Kurd filmmaker, it's the story of two orphaned brothers who dream of leaving Irak to go live in America (Mar 5 and 7, at Cinéma Beaubien)
La Trilogie du Club des Crocodiles, a classic of German cinema adapted from a bestselling book about the adventures of a group of 8 teens (Mar 1-8 at cinemas Beaubien and du Parc)