Family Friendly Shorts
As U2 push the limits of audio-visual technology in service to their music, we are delighted to present the animated version of Bono and Gavin Friday’s Peter & The Wolf book project, made in association with the Irish Hospice Foundation. With artwork based on Bono’s original illustrations, and music and narration by composer Gavin Friday, this is a very modern telling of Prokofiev’s classic.
Bono isn’t the only famous person to appear in this programme. Cork’s own Siobhán McSweeney appears as a dandelion, and she’s not even the most unusual character that you will meet. There are curious table fans, culinary cats, liquid cats, sleepy monkeys, friendly stars and adventurous spiders!
Sveta Yuferova, Shad Lee Bradbury | 2023 | 5 mins | Germany
As Little Fan explores the table, he encounters an object, which brings new challenges.
Julia Ocker | 2022 | 4 mins | Germany
The cat has an especially delicious recipe: Mouse Soup!
CATS ARE LIQUID
Natálie Durchánková | 2023 | 1 min | Czech Republic
Sonja Rohleder | 2023 | 3 mins | Germany
The sun sets and the eyes are closing. Rocking from one green leaf to the next, the little monkey glides gently to sleep. Suddenly the world of dreams gets darker, more colorful and wild. Mysterious plants, creatures and shapes line the trajectory through the night. Somni is a cinematic lullaby.
Mitra Shahidi | 2023 | 9 mins | USA
A mischievous star spirit travels home to Istanbul to celebrate her birthday with her family one last time. After being blown off course, she must maneuver through the city before time runs out.
SWING TO THE MOON
Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissie, Nadine De Boer, Elisa Drique, Chloé Lauzu, Vincent Levrero, Solenne Moreau | 2022 | 7 mins | France
Living in the forest, little spider Temi dreams of catching the Moon. For that, she will do anything.
Connor Richmond | 2022 | 8 mins | United Kingdom
A down-in-the-dumps Plastic Bottle is thrown into a weed-filled urban wasteland in Belfast. Homesick, she makes friends with the wild-lives growing around her. Things soon catapult in a different route when they learn that home is where the heart is.
PETER AND THE WOLF
Stephen McNally, Elliot Dear | 2023
“Peter and the Wolf” retold, featuring music and narration by Gavin Friday, and artwork based on original illustrations by Bono.
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