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Le Petit Nicolas Little Nicholas

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Sunday, December 6 10:00 am & 2:30 pm

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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes... However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever: His mother is pregnant! He panics and envisions the worst: soon a little brother will be there, taking up so much space that his parents will not have time to take care of him anymore, and they might even abandon him in the forest like Tom Thumb...

           QUOTES            Laurent Tirard | Director I really like the story-telling style inherent in the original work. In the Hollywood films of the 30s to 50s, screenwriters had no other choice, in order to avoid censorship, than to have the actors say the essence in sub text. Today, when one watches these films again, the real sense of the dialogues, that might have appeared smooth and neat, is obvious. (...) It is not the case with Le petit Nicolas: the characters are always very nice and polished. However, one senses their flaws, their frustrations, their anxieties. When you read Le Petit Nicolas to a child, he will not have the same perception as an adult. The differences in interpretation demonstrate the intelligence and the treasure of this work.

Candies and other treats will be distributed to the audience after the screening. IN FRENCH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) 2009

Genre Family comedy Director Laurent TIRARD Screenwriter Laurent TIRARD & Grégoire VIGNERON, from the series from GOSCINNY & SEMPÉ Director of Photography Denis ROUDEN

Cast Valérie LEMERCIER Kad MERAD Maxime GODART Sandrine KIBERLAIN François-Xavier DEMAISON Michel DUCHAUSSOY Daniel PRÉVOST Michel GALABRU Runtime 1h 30mn Production France, 2008 French release 09/30/09 Distributor Wild Bunch

FILMOGRAPHY

Laurent Tirard, Director 2009 Le petit Nicolas Little Nicholas 2007 Molière 2004 Mensonges et trahisons et plus si affinités... The Story of My Life 25

In French Film Festival Brochure 2009  

Brochure of tthe First In French (with English Subtitles!) Film Festival, December 4-6 2009, Manhattan, New york