Whirledart in Loughborough Junction in case you are south London-ish and haven't checked out this dinky space above some railway arches). A friend alerted me but, alas, I didn't see her message until the screening had passed. So I found out a bit more about the film instead... and dug out some stills featuring its glorious mid-50s interiors and colour palette.
The story stars 10-year-old naughty schoolboy Nicolas, pictured above, who is thrown into turmoil upon learning that his mother is pregnant. Getting his wires crossed after an overheard conversation, Nicolas concludes that he is to be ditched and replaced. An emergency plan is concocted by a troupe of small boys – Nicolas and his schoolfriends – to keep our hero in the artfully styled family home.
Moonrise Kingdom, though everything in that movie – another sweet tale told from a child's eye view – has a more muted, sludgy hue.
Anyway, check out the trailer. The film, directed by Laurent Tirard, is based on the best-selling French books chronicling the adventures of the eponymous "Little Nicolas" and written by René Goscinny, also known for his legendary Asterix series. I'm going to hunt it out on DVD.
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