The Athens International Children’s Film Festival chose a single key word to resound across this season’s Park Your Cinema Kids — Music!
We invite young viewers and their families to sing, dance and move to the beat of joy, adventure and friendship, with a series of all-time favorite films that exalt music in every possible way. From Sing, with the talented animal-singers who follow their dream, to the Lion King remake featuring the much loved “Hakuna Matata,” this year’s range of options offers a fun getaway from the day-to-day, as well as valuable takeaways for all ages, conveyed through melodious stories that promote free expression, understanding and perseverance to achieve any goal.
For who’s to say that the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center isn’t also a dance floor?
The Lion King (2019)
A live action film adaptation of the classic Disney animation that in 1994 won two Oscars (music and song) and broke many box office records.
25 years after the first film, director Jon Favreau undertakes, with the help of impressive special effects, the photo-realistic adaptation of the touching story of the little lion Simba.
Simba is the successor of his father, Mufasa. But not everyone in the kingdom is happy about the young lion ascending to the throne. Scar, Mufasa’s brother and until recently a contender for the throne, has plans of his own. The path to the throne is disrupted by betrayal and treason, leading the situation to tragedy and Simba to exile. With the help of his new friends, Simba will rise to the challenge and claim what is rightfully his. A masterpiece that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and Best Original Score for its official soundtrack, which sold over 14 million copies, when the original film came out in 1994, makes a grand comeback 25 years later, with a photorealistic computer-animated remake that captivates its audiences, young and old.
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson
The film will be screened dubbed in Greek.
Saturday 03/09 | 20.30
Viewers are advised to bring mosquito-repellent, as well as a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.
Park your cinema and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.