Abulele - Schools Screening


Ancient legends warn children about the Abulele: enormous, furry and sometimes dangerous creatures who are able to hide among the human race by making themselves invisible to everyone except those they choose to be seen by. Adam, a young boy grieving from the loss of his brother, discovers an Abulele living in his building and bit by bit they gradually become friends. Along the way, and amongst the madness that the Abulele often causes, they discover they can help each other out in the most unexpected ways. Adam begins to realise that it is not the Abulele but the humans who are the real monsters, especially when gun-toting Special Forces appear on the trail of his new friend. Will Adam risk everything to save his big friendly giant?

In the best traditions of films such as E.T. and Belle & Sebastian, this is a classic tale of innocence and friendship facing up to the threats posed by the adult world. When school has become a tightrope to be walked between domineering teachers and playground bullies, and family is impossibly fractured through inconsolable grief, then it is the purity of unexpected friendship that offers comfort and joy. This film delivers entertainment in spades, and, somewhat unsurprisingly, is currently in negotiation for a Hollywood remake. So take this chance to see the original, with its fantastic young cast, terrific moments of humour, excellent use of sound and an extremely large, hairy, green-eyed, pop-guzzling monster we would all very much like as a friend.

Dir: Jonathan Geva
Israel 2015 / 1h38m / Age 8+
Hebrew with English subtitles

We are open for school bookings from 11:00 on Thu 24 August until Fri 3 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview).

Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 27 September.

To book, please call DCA Box Office on 01382 909 900.