Young Audience Program
A Cat in Paris

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol

Friday, June 4 – Friday, June 11
Online Screening
Grades 2–8 • 70 min • In French with English subtitles • Free

Thursday, June 10 at 11am
Virtual Workshop

Grades 2–8 • 45 min • In English • Free

This Academy Award–nominated animated film from directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the Paris’s shadow-drenched alleyways.

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico—a slinky cat burglar with a big heart—whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and glides from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline.

A unique mix of film noir, coming-of-age story, comedy, and a touch of fantasy A Cat in Paris is a warm and humorous love letter to adventure films, with a jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.

About the Workshop

Committed to creating memorable experiences for students, FIAF will organize 45-minute interactive workshops on Zoom with fun activities designed to help students delve deeper into the film. Lead by French actor and educator Rémy Souchon, this workshop will give kids the opportunity to learn more about animation and French culture in general through participatory quizzes and a lesson in how to make a voiceover.

Rémy Souchon

Rémy Souchon is an actor and educator from Lyon, France.

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    • Graduating with a performing arts Bachelor’s degree, and a major in Cinema studies, he started his career as a drama teacher and as a standup actor, winning several national festivals all over the country. In 2006, he launched his own drama school and theater company, and wrote, directed, and acted in several shows, kids shows and comedies (« L’Histoire du cinéma en 1H10 pétante »). Also a video game and TV writer, he’s been living in New York City for 3 years where he still acts, directs, and writes for off-Broadway companies. He is also continuing his work as a playwright for a French theater company. His passion for teaching and the French language led him to FIAF where he has been a French instructor since 2018.