French Film Festival Aotearoa 2022: Little Nicholas’ Treasure
July 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From writer/director Julien Rappeneau (Rosalie Blum and Of Love & Lies), the charming and hilarious comedy Little Nicholas’ Treasure is a lavish big-screen adventure featuring the beloved children’s character created by Rene Goscinny (Astérix) and illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé, a young boy with a limitless sense of curiosity and a dangerously overactive imagination.
France, early 1960s. In the idyllic world of 9-year-old Nicholas (adorable newcomer Ilan Debrabant), there is Papa (Jean-Paul Rouve), Mom (Audrey Lamy), his school and – most importantly – his ragtag group of friends. Cheeky, inseparable and mischievous, they call themselves ‘The Invincibles’ and life couldn’t be better.
But when his father receives a sought-after promotion and announces that the family must move to the south of France, it’s the worst news imaginable. Nicholas simply can’t fathom life without his pals, and neither can they. Before long a plan is afoot to prevent this terrible relocation…
As fun-loving as its namesake, Little Nicholas’ Treasure captures the magic of childhood and the values of both family and true friendship. With an all-star ensemble cast including Grégory Gadebois (Delicious), Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Noémie Lvovsky, this wildly entertaining film will strike a chord with audiences young and old.
How to buy tickets
Tickets are sold through the participating venues.
In cinemas: At box offices daily until sold out. Cinemas can only sell tickets for their respective venues.
Online: At frenchfilmfestival.co.nz Select your session and you will be redirected from there to the appropriate cinema site. Booking fees may apply. Check with cinemas for festival pricing.