The New York International Children's Film Festival was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Canadian filmmakers Myriam Verreault and Henry Bernadet's West of Pluto depicts a day in the life of 12 suburban teenagers. Humour and drama mix with all the comings and goings, and the film tells the story of the teenagers' preoccupations and view of the world. A troubling portrait, this story probes the heart of adolescence, an intense and fascinating period of life where everyone is trying to find her place and find meaning in the absurdity of daily life.
"Devoted to the kind of fare that may be found at the Academy Awards but not at the local multiplex." - The New York Times
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Added by Perpa_NYC on February 6, 2009