The power of dreams

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An unmissable review of European animated films between dream and creativity, environment and spirit of adventure arrives at the Cineclub Arsenale in Pisa.

A week at the cinema, immersed in the world of creativity. From 26 to 29 June, the Cineclub Arsenale in Pisa will host The Power of Dreams, the free-entrance review of European animated films, organised by the Cineclub Arsenale in collaboration with Lanterne Magiche, the image and film language literacy programme coordinated by the Fondazione Sistema Toscana.

Creativity, dreams, defence of the environment, and the spirit of adventure are the themes of the four films scheduled for next week's cinema afternoons (4.30 pm): Mike on the Moon by Enrique Gato; Dreambuilders by Kim Hagen Jensen and Tonni Zinck; Dilili in Paris by Michel Ocelot; and The Famous Invasion of the Bears in Sicily by Lorenzo Mattotti.

Lanterne magiche (Magic Lanterns), the Cinema Literacy programme coordinated by the Fondazione Sistema Toscana, is aimed at teachers and students in Tuscan schools of all levels, to promote the dissemination of cinema literacy on and offline, and originates between school and theatres, but also in situations of hardship and socio-cultural marginality. It aims to introduce and strengthen the skills for teaching the "cinema subject" of teachers and cultural/social operators in the territory.

The various activities include classroom screenings, guided discussions of selected films and matinees at the cinema for groups of students (in cooperation with Tuscan cinemas).


MONDAY 26 JUNE 4:30 p.m.

Mike on the Moon by Enrique Gato. A crazy Texan millionaire wants to colonise the moon and exploit its natural resources. A 12-year-old boy tries to stop him with the help of his grandfather, a robot chameleon, an expert astronaut and his girlfriend.

TUESDAY 27 JUNE - 4:30 p.m.

Dreambuilders by Kim Hagen Jensen and Tonni Zinck. Mina sees her life completely changed when her father decides to invite his new girlfriend to live together in their country house. Mina has no idea that she will have to deal with the woman's daughter. Her 'new sister' is very different from her, she is from the city, active on social networks and hates Viggo, her cute hamster. When Minna finds a way to enter the dream world and interfere with her stepsister's dreams, she thinks she has finally solved the problem. But the girl still doesn't know that meddling in other people's dreams can sometimes lead to disastrous consequences.

WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE - 4.30 p.m.

Dilili in Paris by Michel Ocelot. Dilili is a little mestizo kanak who arrives in Paris at the end of the 19th century, embarking by chance on the ship bringing back to France, from New Caledonia, the anarchist teacher Louise Michel, whose disciple she becomes. In the capital, she befriends Orel, a charming and kindly porter, who knows all about the cultural and artistic world of the Belle Époque. Together with him, she will drive all over Paris in search of the so-called Master Males, a gang of malefactors terrorising the city, robbing jewellers and kidnapping little girls.

THURSDAY 29 JUNE - 4.30 p.m.

The famous invasion of bears in Sicily by Lorenzo Mattotti. Tonio, son of the bear king, is kidnapped by hunters in the mountains of Sicily. Following a severe winter that threatens a great famine, the king decides to invade the plain where the men live. With the help of his army and a magician, he manages to win and find Tonio. Soon, however, he realises that bears are not meant to live in the land of men.