film for children
Yuku and the Himalayan Flower
[Yuku et la fleur de l’Himalaya], directed by Rémi Durin and Arnaud Demuynck, Belgium / France 2022, 65’
- A little mouse with a ukulele means an exciting musical adventure! Yuku has to leave her hometown to help her grandmother. She bravely sets off to the distant Himalayas in search of a magic flower.
- Little mouse Yuku and her family live in the basement of a huge castle. One day she learns that her grandmother needs a magic flower from the Himalayas. The solution is simple: she has to set off on a journey and find it! One can get lost in the endless forest, and wild animals lurk everywhere. However, Yuku is highly motivated to find her way to the faraway peaks. Songs played on the ukulele and riddles she has heard in the castle cellars will become unexpectedly helpful for the mouse. Thanks to them, she will get support from the Fox, the Vixen and the Rabbit. Her most dangerous rival, the Wolf guarding the mountains, may not turn out as scary as he seems! Will Yuku manage to help her grandmother and find the magic flower?
- This heart-melting musical animation won over the audience at the 9th Kids Kino International Film Festival. The film was awarded by the Art-house Cinemas Association and the Film Educators Team in Poland.