Allons au cinéma! (French)

Bonjour les amis!

Using the National Film Board of Canada website. View some animated children’s movies in French – if you forget how to filter your search, ask for help! There are many to choose from so do not simply choose the first film that pops up. The only film that cannot be used is The Hockey Sweater because we have already viewed it.

Once you have found one you enjoy, post a response to this thread. First, provide the link to the film (the web address), then explain what the film is about. Include why you have chosen the film (make connections). Finally, identify the French words and phrases you heard that you recognize and understand.

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103 Responses to Allons au cinéma! (French)

  1. sydney says:

    http://www.onf.ca/film/arkelope-fr

    The connection to this is that the polar bears are getting instinct and every animal soon is going to be instinct because we are hunting and are animals are many too few. This film is about Arkelope’s who in ancient time were the most amazing creature ever they are magnificent. But one day on the news they said that Arkelope’s were killing people they were killing people because people were trying to kill them. They were in habitats for many years because there was so many. All the people made a factory for the Arkelopes the president made Arkelope chairs which he cut half there body off and then used them for pillows. They killed almost 1,000,000 Arkelope’s a year. Soon everything became extinct. There was no animal left everyone wanted one. One day the president went hunting and he foound the last Arkelope the Arkelope ran as fast as he could and to this day he has never been found. Words I found were…. Deux, Arkelope, Il y a, recreation. Elle, il, est, à, venir, ici, voir, entendre, retourner, tv.

    • DYLAN says:

      ya they re not polar bears there a rhino but a fake one.

    • spencer says:

      It’s a very gory film. But that makes it kind of funny. It’s really sad how all of the Arkelopes die to be used for supplies and clothes and stuff like that. This is a film that I would want to hear it in english so I could figure out what the narrator is saying and why they are killing all of the Arkelopes. They are kind of cute because of their rhino horn and they almost look like a cow.

    • melissa says:

      I liked it until they started killing the arkelopes I don’t like killing animals I don’t go hunting either but it was good until the middle boring at first but then it was good then I didn’t like the middle of it.

    • Drew says:

      I thought your film was violent but i got the message loud and clear. The message was that we shouldn’t kill everything or they will go extinct.

    • emily says:

      the video is quite…. interesting. The part I didn’t like was when.. like at the last seen when the guy killed the hurt arkelope. But the part I did like was the look of the animal. kinda cute and ugly at the same time. 🙂

    • Kira says:

      i thought it was to violent with all the blood. it was kinda cool the way it showed the way the produce was made.

    • THEbAnAnA53 (Issac) says:

      I like the massage to the story. I do believe that we over hunt certain animals in our world. The movie made me think of the white rhino they’re only 8 of them left on earth and I managed to see one in a zoo over spring break.

    • tyler says:

      i find this vid mean to animals

  2. Kelsey says:

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/le_noeud_cravate

    This Movie is about a man that has a very tricky life. His mom is always sending him bow ties and ties. He also works at a huge building with 40 stories and of coarse he works on the 30 floor. One day he is at his house and gets a tie from his mother [in the mail] and he decided to wear it. Now he is off to work. He gets up to the 30 story and starts working. Then he realizes his employee that helps him is just shedding his work. So he storms out furious. Later on his boss tells him he is now working on the 40 floor because he didn’t Finnish his work. But as he goes off the elevator he sees that there is a huge shredder. shredding paper people. Just then a huge claw comes out and tries to grab him but he locks it on the elevator. Now he goes back down and leaves for home. As he gets home he finds another bow tie from his mother. He derides to wear it. The End

    My connections are

    He is always playing music
    Does lots of work

    message: follow what you want to do and don’t do something that you don’t like to live for.

    When they are using gestures I think they are saying:
    que faites-vous de déchiquetage tous les papiers que j’ai passé des heures à repasser
    witch means: what are you doing shredding all the papers I have spent hours ironing

    je dirais que cette vidéo comme une comédie et un film triste selon l’endroit où vous êtes dans le film

    This video gets 4 and a half stars

    • spencer says:

      It’s a dark film but it makes up for it with the cheery guy and the happy music. I noticed that when the man gets to work he gets really drowsy and the happiness goes away. At that part I feel bad for the guy because he is working alot. Then I wonder what all of the papers are that the guy is shredding. I think they are important because he seemed really sad when he saw him shredding them. I think the guy in this film has depression or something. Or he’s bipolar because one moment he’s happy and then another he’s sad or frustrated.It’s funny when the guy hands him the paper that says floor 40 and he rips the painting off and he looks like a kid. This film is creepy.

    • tyler says:

      what was that guy shredding? he has a lot of how did he get out?

    • Kira says:

      I really liked the music. What was you’re favourite part in this movie. It was kinda weird at the top floor when it tried to get him. But the happy ending was good.

      • Mr. Bell says:

        There is an important message in finding a balance between work and play. Ideally, one’s job should be something that they love to do, then it never feels like dull, monotonous work.

    • emily says:

      Nice video! I really like the music. The music at the beginning made me think of a Mexican dance and the movie rango ( if that makes sense) … oh and the other instruments that were being played. But the eyes are kinda creepy though.

    • melissa says:

      I liked it because it has a life lesson on like being depressed at work and getting non-coloured ties but when he finally gets the bow tie he chooses to do what he wants and play the accordion instead of ironing paper.

    • Drew says:

      At first I thought the film film was a little depressing at first. But at the end he was pretty happy.

    • DYLAN says:

      That was a good film but was a little creepy when all of the men were hang from their ties but was a vary good film I liked it.

    • Issac says:

      I really like the music in the movie. The guy had a pretty bad life with his job then later found out they were just destroying all of his work. Then he found something that he wants to do and likes to do.

  3. emily says:

    I have chosen the alouetta video. The video is about a bird that will peak you on the head, nose,back, etc. with its beak. The words I did understand when I first saw the video were head, nose, beak, leg, and back, The words I didn’t understand were gentille(nice), and plumerai(pluck). This video reminds me of when my cat would sorta peck at everyones feet constantly and purr. And the bird makes me think of nothing else but my dumb old cat trying be what ever she can to get attention.

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/alouette_en

  4. spencer says:

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/hothouse-5-orange Orange by Sylvie Trouve.

    Orange is about a city fast forwarding through a day and as it is happening the buildings and pipes around it start moving like they are actually alive. In this film you have to pay attention to the surroundings so you can see what building is moving. It is really cool to see what is moving and how it’s moving. It’s kind of a short film but it’s a good one.

    • spencer says:

      The Film also is making a song with the moving buildings and pipes and it’s really cool.

    • spencer says:

      In this film the music speaks to you in French. When you hear the music you will know. it’s all like BOOM BOOM BAM with the buildings and stuff. It’s pretty amazing.

      • DYLAN says:

        That was a very confusing video but was cool how every thing was going in fast forward.

      • Jillian says:

        That was a cool video, especially the way that the buildings turned into music. I was actually going to do that video, so I am glad I didn’t. My favourite part of it was when the gold statue started dancing.

    • spencer says:

      Its a pretty good one.

    • Melissa says:

      It was good I liked it, it kind of showed how everyday people moved and how they live and are transported buy what’s the idea with the gold statue dude clapping ???????

    • Issac says:

      That was awesome I like how all the buildings moved to the beat of the music. I also really like the music.

    • emily says:

      I like the video a little bit. Don’t you think that the video was a little bit short.
      But i do like how the buildings in the back rounds would pop out. The video makes me think of a 3D movie 🙂

    • Kira says:

      I really liked the film because of all the colours in the movie. The way the building were moving were a little bit crepe. what was the best part that you liked Spencer?

  5. Dylan says:

    My video is like a telling you how hockey players use to play and how less rules there was to follow like no need for head protection and how a goaltender was not afraid to skate out of the net and try a shot. So I think this is a good one to watch if you like hockey and want to see what it use to look like back in the day.

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/such_a_simple_game

    • DYLAN says:

      I picked this because I like how in todays NHL they dont play like this at all in this video they play so different and better I just found it cool.

    • emily says:

      I like the video. Not just I like hockey but also how it is in black and white in some of the scenes. This video makes me think of as if I was in that day when they would do hockey 50 years ago.

    • Jillian says:

      It’s really different to watch hockey without them having any helmets on, I just kept waiting for someone to get hurt. It is amazing how much different 50 years or so can make on a game, nice video Dylan!

    • spencer says:

      My name is Spencer. You’re welcome. I like Dylans because I enjoy watching hockey. But it’s more enjoyable if it’s in English But it does have subtitles. My favourite hockey team is Montreal and it shows Montreal in this film. It’s a bit to lengthy for me though (and Lengthy is a word). It’s cool to see what hockey was like a long time ago when T.V.’s were in black and white and there were no helmets and other stuff and see how much the game has evolved in that time. I enjoyed this film though it’s cool.

    • sydney says:

      Dylan’s movie is about hockey and it talks in French but shows English words at the bottom and that helps us to understand. It’s about 2 old hockey teams. They all really wanted to play for team Canada. I think it shows that Canadians are awesome!!!!!!

    • Melissa says:

      It was good … But not my type of taste I mean I would watch it but not for fun.
      Why did you pick hockey?????????

    • Kira says:

      it was very interesting because i like to watch hockey and also the way the people tell a short story about what hockey did to their lives.

    • Issac says:

      I like this one because it tells about the history of hockey and how there were fewer rules like not having to where a helmet and also how the gollies go out and try to score. I also noticed there are no advertisements on the walls very different from todays hockey.

  6. melissa says:

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/fille_qui_detestait_livres

    its about this girl who hates books while her mom and dad love them and read them allot her house is like a library. She went to look for max her kitty and well she started climbing this tower of books and slips and all the books fall over and open and everything out of the books came out !!!!!! she tried to put the books back but it was no use and then she started talking to a blue wolf or something and then she started to read the books and then all of a sudden the animals started disappearing and then she started reading the books on the floor when her mom and dad came in but they saw broken dishes and wrecked curtains though she started to read and she likes it now.
    the only words I recognized were library = obliqueness .

    • Melissa says:

      Me 🙂 this is a great video
      Me 😉 I know that’s why I picked it
      Me 🙂 great find
      Me 😉 why thank you Melissa
      Me 🙂 no problem Melissa

    • DYLAN says:

      This is confusing how all the animals were like coming out of the books and talking but was a good video and had lots of imagination and lots of historic stuff and people.

    • spencer says:

      I like the music at the beginning it sounds like east Indian type music. The book storm was amazing. The animals seem really angry and they look funny. The monkeys were my favourite because they sounded so angry it would be amazing if when they screamed their faces went crazy with like red eyes and they starting foaming from their mouths. I guess the point of the story was that books aren’t boring and they can be fun if you get the right one that you like.

    • sydney says:

      It was creepy at the start how the girl was mad. But then she found her cat and she tried to get her by climbing. She feel off and all the books came tumbling down and all the books opened and all the animals came out of the book Then she read the books and each animal started to go in. Finally she just read a book with the cat. I thought that the part when it came apart it got bad and it was sort of not in place.

    • Issac says:

      I like how all the animals and people came out of the books then she starts to read them and they went bake in to their books.

    • emily says:

      Hey I really like the music!! I also like how all of the animals just plop out of the books. haha! it is do funny too. it makes me think of… well I don’t know. I lust really like it!!! !!

      • Mr. Bell says:

        Quick Fix:
        – take some time to proofread; words that do not appear as spelling errors change the meaning of sentences: it is do funny too; I lust really like it

    • Kira says:

      I have seen the English version but I really like the movie because its has a lot of imagination to it.

    • Jillian says:

      That was a nice video. The way the animals go in and out of the books is cool. If only that was the way some of the books I read were like that.

  7. Issac says:

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/hibou_et_le_corbeau_une_legende_eskimo
    The movie that I picked is called Eskimo. From what saw and heard its about a bird and a howl that live a igloo together. I think its a aboriginal thing because they had a whole bunch of first nations equipment and also because they start to mark each other with paint.

    • DYLAN says:

      This is a awesome video I liked it and it was a cool on good pick Issac.

    • Jillian says:

      I think it is First Nations too, the way the music sounds, and the paint. The owl looks creepy, but the way they talk is cute. It’s funny how an owl and bird have built themselves and igloo, paintbrushes, and buckets, if only that could happen in real life!!!

    • spencer says:

      I like the singing at the start. The owl is cute and fuzzy. At the beginning with the bones or whatever they are it kind of look like Kirby. It’s funny how the owl doesn’t have a beak or anything. They were making each other look like penguins by painting each other black! The owl messed up! NOOOOOOO!

    • Kira says:

      i liked the little song at the start and how they were painting each other. what made you chose this film?

    • Melissa says:

      Great fund Isaac I really enjoyed it

    • emily says:

      ie yie yie! that is so weird. But so fascinating at the same time!… I think the song in French and how it was sung was what it made is why it was so cool! The video made me think of ALLOT of crows 🙂

  8. Kira says:

    http://www.onf.ca/film/magie_d_anansi/

    My movie that i picked is called Magic of Anansi. It is about a spider named peate who i thing wants to do magic. so he finds Mr.tiger who says he will help him if he catches a snake. But peate get hurt trying to catch him. These are the words I could under stand graisse(grease) pauvres (poor) merci mr tigre (thank you Mr tiger) Peate (the spiders name les quatre (the four).

    • Jillian says:

      Very funny video Kira! The way they talk and interact with each other is great, and the laugh of the snake and tiger is great too!!

    • DDDDDDDDDDDRRRRREEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW says:

      I like the spider because he is cute.

    • spencer says:

      The music in all of the movies are awesome.I like how the animation is it makes the animals look kind of abstract. It kind of reminds me of Dr. Seuss. The lion is amazing its got such a deep voice it’s funny. That snake is such a creeper It’s like hes got mental problems or something. The purple monkey is always falling. I honestly have no idea what this movie was about. But it was still entertaining.

    • melissa says:

      It was good I liked it but not really following on the story.What was the purple guy in the story ?

    • DYLAN says:

      That was a good video and it had lots of interesting stuff but was a little long and the animals spoke to fast but was a good pick.

    • Issac says:

      I thought that it was cute. I like how small peate was and how he was the only one who was kind to the snake.

  9. Jillian says:

    http://www.nfb.ca/film/saga_cite
    This film is about a town that produces a lot of Carbon Dioxide, they had trees to get rid of it, but now they are building a lot buildings, and they are cutting down trees as they are building. Finally after kids are getting asthma, and the entire town is swallowed up by CO2, they town (Mayor?) decides to change the town and puts in ponds and trees everywhere (including on top of skyscrapers). Now people are using the bus and sky train system, and the town is greener than ever before. I couldn’t understand what they were saying though 🙁

    Very interesting, I recommend to watch it.

    • DYLAN says:

      This is a good video and it was weird how people were growing out of the ground but was a goo entertaining video good pick.

      • Mr. Bell says:

        Dylan, though your comments are appreciated, you posted them only a few minutes into the film. Take the time to watch the entire movie, then post your thoughts.

    • DDDDDDDDDDDRRRRREEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW says:

      I think your video is very real in the world today. There are way to many cars and pollution. I am glad that the people in this video learned their lesson. It’s amazing how much it changed when they realized that to much CO2 is bad for you.

    • spencer says:

      I’m pretty sure that this movie is about how if we don’t take care of the earth pollution will destroy it. I like the people because some of their faces look weird with the big noses and the shape of their head. This movie is kind of depressing to me. All of the building s broken down and the pollution. This movie is basically saying that we should take better care of the earth or else the apocalypse is going to happen.

    • Issac says:

      I like the story to this one on how they were producing to CO2 as well as cutting down to many of the trees and eventually the kids got asthma and the town was surrounded in CO2. But then they managed to fix their problem by being more green and healthy.

    • sydney says:

      I got the message loud and clear because our earth is being destroyed. The mayor is being so rude. The people that are going threw with this are cruel. I think more houses more there killing the community. I don’t like how buildings kept popping up. But it is also good because there is lots of trees. I thought there were a lot of different aspects that sometimes did not meld together.

    • Jillian says:

      YAY, the duck is happy!!

    • melissa says:

      Very Interesting Jillian I liked it, wasn’t to hard to follow it was good because it is about elections with are coming up it is very educational good find Jillian

  10. Drew says:

    http://www.onf.ca/film/distances/ My video is about a thing and he went to work and then he finds out that he has a new partner that he has to work with. His job is to draw circles and his partners job is to draw squares. They are working side by side and his partner keeps bumping into him and answering his phone and talking for ever. His partner also has a toy that plays music while he is working. This video shoes you that there are more than one way to solve a problem, and that when you solve one problem that another can arise and you just have to keep solving them.

    • spencer says:

      The music at the beginning sounded like what you do behind a fat person with a tuba.The monsters are really scary with their weird butts at the beginning. the pig nosed guy is my favourite because he looks cool and he makes funny noises. The big eared blue monster sounds funny. I don’t like the butts they always turn around and show off their big butts it’s horrible. And then the mental green guy turns into a giant cat and strangles the other ones! WHAT KIND OF MESSED UP LIFE DO THESE MONSTERS LIVE!!!This movie is just weird. I have no other way to describe it. But I did strangely enjoy it. I don’t even know what to think of this.

    • sydney says:

      The characters are cool. The story that they told was funny. It was cool when the one guy got all red. Then they both could not draw. When they answered the phone they did not answer it exactly.

    • melissa says:

      great find what i got from it was that if you have a problem fix it in a non violent way.

    • Issac says:

      I like the plot to this so the guy comes up with a friendly solution.

    • DYLAN says:

      I liked your video drew it was a great example of what to do and what not to ant to work out all issues with people you work with are friends. it was also weird how they had no pants but it was a good video nice pick drew.

  11. sydney says:

    I thought that the graphics in your movie was so cool. Remember to have the french link to your movie. I loved how everybody was nice to each other at the end. I loved all the different animals because animals are all so important.

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