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QCinema to hold free screenings of children’s films

What happens to a boy with superpowers coming from an ant bite? What about a mythical, 1,000-year-old bear roaming in a forest or a young girl wanting to have a splendid Christmas despite family woes? Children will have the chance to know how these stories unfold at the forthcoming QCinema International Film Festival (QCinema).

QCinema will have an exclusive section that features Danish children’s films for free.

Superhero fans can expect action with Ask Hasselbalch’s “Antboy”. It tells a story of a 12-year-old boy who gets mighty powers after being bitten by an ant. Aided by his comic book nerd best friend, he creates a secret identity as a superhero Antboy. When a supervillain, The Flea, enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge.

Animated movies are better than ever with the help of computer animation, and Esben Toft Jacobsen’s debut feature film proves how far it has gone. “The Great Bear” is a story of a boy who must venture into a forbidden forest to rescue his little sister from the clutches of an ancient, massive bear.

Families can enjoy movie night with Renée Simonsen’s “Karla’s World”. The film is about a Karla (Elena Arndt-Jensen), a runaway girl trying to escape from her problems. Karla’s parents are divorced and she lives with her mom, stepdad, brother, and stepbrother. After arguments with mom, seeing her dad drinking again and no real Christmas in sight, she still badly wants her whole family to get together for the holidays.

The “Danish Children’s Films” section of QCinema will be shown at Gateway Mall (Cineplex 10); Robinsons Galleria (Robinsons Movieworld); and Ayala Malls Cinema in Trinoma and U.P. Town Center.

Block screenings are welcome. Visit https://www.facebook.com/QCinemaPH/ or email festival@qcinema.ph for more details.   The Danish Children’s Films section is co-presented by The Embassy of Denmark, the Philippines

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