Mini Cardiff Animation Festival 2023: Le Petit Nicolas + Q&A

Mini Cardiff Animation Festival 2023: Le Petit Nicolas + Q&A PG

Fri 24 March

France | 2021 | 91’ | PG | Dir: Laurent Tirard | Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre. French with English subtitles.

What are we waiting for to be happy? Winner of the Cristal at Annecy 2022, this is a tender film full of nostalgia and resilience, which will delight adults and their children alike.

Somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny lean over a large white sheet of paper and bring to life a mischievous and endearing boy, Little Nicholas. From schoolyard games and fights to summer camp prank and camaraderie, Nicholas lives a merry and enriching childhood. As the adventures of Nicholas and his friends unfold, the boy makes his way into his creators’ workshop and light-heartedly questions them. Sempé and Goscinny will recount the story of their friendship, career, and reveal a childhood filled with hopes and dreams.

Post-screening pre-recorded Q&A with the Director, Benjamin Massoubre, hosted by Nia Alavezos of Cardiff Animation Festival. The Q&A will be captioned for D/deaf audiences.

Join us and other festivalgoers after the film for some mini food in the Cinema Foyer.

This event is part of Mini Cardiff Animation Festival, running 24–25 March 2023. For the full programme and more information go to




£6 / £4 con / included in CAF pass | cynnwys gyda pass CAF

Ticket & Times

  • Fri 24 Mar , 5:45 PM