TV Special
Mum is Pouring Rain
Mussels & Fries

Maman Pleut des Cordes

In Person: Saturday, February 12, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 8 & up

2 TV specials, 54 min

Mum is Pouring Rain (Maman pleut des cordes)

NY Premiere
Maman Pleut des Cordes
Dir. Hugo De Faucompret, 2021, France, color. 28 min.
In French with English subtitles

Shortlisted for Best Animated Short Film – Academy Awards 2022
Nominated for Best Special Production – Annie Awards 2022
Annecy Festival: Jury Award for Best TV Special

8-years-old Jane is a strong-minded girl. Her mother Cécile, however, is going through a little depression. She decides to get help, and sends Jane to spend Christmas with her grandmother, in the countryside. Jane leaves reluctantly: she has no friends there, and “Granny Onions” only ever cooks… onions (and they smell really bad…). Against all odds, Jane’s holidays turn out to be a real adventure.

Voiced by Céline Sallette, Arthur H., and Yolande Moreau.

Mussels & Fries (Moules-Frites)

US Premiere
Dir. Nicolas Hu, 2021, France, color. 26 min.
In French with English subtitles

Noée, a 9 year-old girl, joins her mother on an island in Brittany, where she found a job as a waitress. Soon Noée discovers that all the children on the island know each other well and love sailing. Noée would like to join them but her mother doesn’t have enough money to pay for classes. How will Noée manage to sail and fit in?