Loulou and Other Wolves

Loulou et autres loups

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Ages 6-Adults
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a Q&A with director Serge Elissalde.

Based on the bestselling children’s book by writer and illustrator Grégoire Solotareff, Loulou turns the stereotype of the big bad wolf on its head by introducing children to Loulou, a sensitive little wolf who finds himself alone in the world. Adopted then rejected by a community of rabbits, Loulou must learn to be himself, sending a powerful message about identity, diversity, tolerance, and friendship.

This featurette is accompanied by four exuberant short films about unusual wolves, including a supermodel wolf, a tiny wolf in New York, and a wolf who helps Little Red Riding Hood find her grandma.

Dir. Serge Elissalde, 2003. Color. DCP. In French with English subtitles.

Summertime in Rabbitland. But, while Tom is enjoying himself on the beach, a drama takes place in the underbrush. Loulou, the young wolf, finds himself alone in the world. How can one survive without knowing who one is, nor what one is supposed to eat ? Adopted then repudiated by the rabbits, Loulou will make his apprenticeship in between the snug comfort of the burrow and the perils of the forest. Beyond those differences, a great story of tolerance and friendship.

Mari Ka and the wolf
Dir. Marie Caillou , 2003. Color. DCP. No dialogue.

Top-model, fine job. But beware of competition if your accessory wolf dreams of taking your place !

Micro Wolf
Dir. Richard McGuire, 2003. Color. DCP. No dialogue.

To present the world’s smallest wolf in New York, that’s fine. But mind the little greedy one doesn’t gobble up the Big Apple.

To draw a wolf’s portrait
Dir. Philippe Petit Roulet, 2003. Color. DCP. In French with English subtitles.

To draw a wolf’s portrait, you need hair, eyes, paws, ears, a tail, and last but not least : the teeth.

Where are you grandma? 
Dir. François Chalet, 2003. Color. DCP. In French with English subtitles.

Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood go and look for her. It’s gonna swing on the planet.