U.K., 2017, 97 min, Digital, Dir. Colin McIvor, Not Rated
"A thrilling adventure." – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
"McIvor layers in depth, dimension and grace." – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
Delve into the Irish WWII experience by following a group of determined youngsters who band together for a cause bigger—much bigger—than themselves. When Tom’s father, a veterinarian for the Belfast Zoo, is called away to war, Tom feels its his duty to ensure the well-being of the animals, including its newest addition, a baby elephant. But the impending German air raids and short-sighted decisions of the Zoo staff threaten to endanger the animals, and Tom must act quickly in this inspired-by-true-life tale of family, friendship, and empathy. Recommended ages 10+
The Miami International Children’s Film Festival returns this November in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival!
Culturally rich, entertaining, and inexpensive family fun, the Festival returns for three days of highly-acclaimed international cinema for children and families, featuring several Florida and Miami premieres.
The Festival offers a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people, while educating and entertaining. As with years past, the Festival also offers Family fun on the Plaza, Opening Night Reception party and more!