The Cinecyle returns! Join us for a social spin along the Comber Greenway to the country’s finest miniature art deco backyard picturehouse, the Excelsior Cinema, where we’ll be screening the sublimely animated French masterpiece Les Triplettes de Belleville.
Saturday 10 June 2017
£3 admission (a donation to the Excelsior Cinema).
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: thefred.cc/cinecycle
1pm Meet CS Lewis Square, Belfast
3pm Screening at the Excelsior Cinema via Comber Greenway
5pm Return via Greenway
6pm Exhibition opening & drinks reception at Framewerk Gallery
Les Triplettes de Belleville / Belleville Rendez-Vous
Sylvain Chomet, 2003, France 78min., Cert 12
Belleville Rendez-Vous is a delightful, witty animation for all ages. It tells the story of Madame Souza, who prepares her orphaned grandson, Champion, to be a world-beating cyclist. During the mountain stage of the Tour de France, Champion is kidnapped by the French mafia and whisked across the Atlantic to the city of Belleville. Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters, an aged song-and-dance team, to rescue him.
“Superbly detailed and vividly eccentric, it's impossible to tell if it's a children's story for adults or an adult's story for children. Or if it matters. I was beguiled from the first second.”
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Moving, funny, totally cinematic and graced with moments of genius… unique.”