Family Film Screenings : 10,000 Years of Luxury

Dive into the many facets of luxury, be it antiquities, knowledge, freedom or experiences, with our family film programme. The films all share a common narrative that connects the ever-changing definition of luxury. Curated by Rinku Awtani.

Short Film screenings

6 December 2019 | 5pm | Free

Traveling Through Brush and Ink
Director: Annlin Chao (Taiwan)
2013 | 3 min | Animation | *G | No dialogue


The short film is inspired by the Silk Roads and the landscapes travellers and traders would have seen on their journeys through China.
A stop-motion animation of a little modern man travelling through four significant ancient Chinese paintings, transforming himself into animals and plants, and becoming part of nature. Each painting represents four important stages of landscape art in Chinese history.

Urashima Taro
Director: Pauline Defachelles (France)
2017 | 13 min | Animation | *G | No Dialogue


A Japanese folklore dating back to the 8th century.
Urashima Tarō is the hero of a Japanese fairy tale. In this modern version, he is a fisherman who is rewarded for rescuing a turtle and is carried on its back to the Dragon Palace of the sea king Ryujin, which lies beneath the sea.

One More Hat
Director: Alexandre Melquiond (France)
2014 | 4min | *G | French with English Subtitles

A difficult customer, accompanied by her dog who is as stuck up as she is, is looking for the ideal hat. The conscientious salesman tries to do his best but the jealous dog makes it difficult.

At The Opera
Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina)
2011 | 1 min | Animation | *G | No Dialogue


A delightful and funny short film about an emotional night at the opera! Directed by Buenos Aires-based director and animator Juan Pablo Zaramella, who has won over 500 animation awards across the world.

Table
Director: Eugène Boitsov (France)
2016 | 4 min | Paper cuts | *G | No Dialogue


A perfectionist carpenter is obsessed with the idea of creating an ideal object. This screening is inspired by Jean-Michel Frank (1895 – 1941) a French interior designer known for minimalist interiors.

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Feature Film

Tales of The Night
7 December 2019 | 5pm | Free
Director: Michel Ocelot (France)
2012 | 84 min | Animation | *PG-8 | English


‘Tales of the Night’ weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to Africa to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead.

From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot, experience sorcerers and fairies, mighty kings and stable boys, werewolves and merciless beauties, cathedrals and straw huts, golden cities and deep forests, streams of harmony from huge choirs and spells cast by a single tom-tom, evil that devastates and innocence that prevails.

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Film Rating Guide

Films screened at the museum are not rated by the UAE’s official rating agency. Louvre Abu Dhabi has provided a recommended rating based in assessment of the films’ content and themes for viewers’ guidance only, and accepts no liability for their accuracy.

G: General admission.
PG-7: Suitable for ages 7 years and over. Under 7’s must be accompanied by an adult.
PG-8: Suitable for ages 8 years and over. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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