Having recently celebrated the 20th edition of Discovery Film Festival, we welcome the return of Discovery Family Film Club with another selection of some of our favourite family films from over the past few years.
With recent excitement over the film adaptations of Matilda the Musical and Wonka, the world and work of Roald Dahl remains fertile ground for revisiting on a regular basis. Revolting Rhymes, originally written as a poetry collection in 1982, was adapted for the screen some thirty years later and was a big hit during our 2017 Discovery Film Festival.
Blending together a selection of the most popular fairytales, Dahl adds several twists and turns and a satisfying dash of gruesomeness to create a collection of classic tales with a very modern gloss. Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs all feature, popping up in each other’s tales as narrated by the nicely dastardly Dominic West as The Big Bad Wolf.
Having been shown on BBC One, and classified as PG – general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children – we think its Dahl-esque cheekiness could be fun for those age 6+.
This screening presents both parts of Revolting Rhymes, linked together with a Discovery Film Festival short film favourite as an in-between treat.