Families & children
Sun 17 Jun | 10.30am
On learning that her parents, King Fergus and Queen Elinor, plan to marry her off to one of the sons of her father’s allies, Princess Merida flees the castle. Bargaining with a witch for a spell to change her fate, Merida is granted a magic cake, which, when she feeds it to her mother, turns her into a bear. Struggling to carve a path for herself, Merida has inadvertently caused chaos in the kingdom.
Sun 15 Jul | 10.30am
The Breadwinner, adapted from Deborah Ellis’ well-regarded young-adult novel, tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana living in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. After her father is wrongfully imprisoned, Parvana must cut her hair short and dress like a boy to provide for her family. Drawing inspiration from the fantastical stories she tells for her little brother, Parvana sets out to find her father and reunite her family.