This is a full-on musical with clever and exhausting choreography, beautiful musical arrangements for a small on-stage ensemble, and even some panto-inspired moments from a scene-stealing Wicked Witch of the West.
One of the best parts about TIFF Kids is the ability to see short films from around the world, often with the filmmakers in the room. The collections are always a diverse offering yet adhere to a theme. This year’s Learning from Me program brings together two documentaries and three narrative films under the umbrella of how elders and children can come together to learn and teach each other.
Dr. Leonard Sax thinks so, and it’s time parents take note.
This big-budget Dutch film is a crowd-pleaser and making its Canadian premiere at this year’s TIFF Kids International Film Festival. With more castles and intrigue that you can shake a sword at, Code M was highly entertaining for me and my 11-year-old goddaughter.
Parents and kids alike identify coping with ups and downs as a major issue.