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WEDNESDAY

What to know: Cute story about the adventures of friendship at a young age, the excitement of doing something out of the ordinary and the challenges and risks that come with it.
WEDNESDAY is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 10-18
10 minutes
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Wednesday is a cute story about the adventures of friendship at a young age, the excitement to do something out of the ordinary, the challenges and the risks that come with it. We get an inside look at the adventures of an eight-year-old boy and girl. I should point out that there is the issue of two young children wandering off on their own, which generally would be considered a dangerous thing. But, I'm going to forgo that for now and just look at the magic of this, as if it existed in someone's imagination. Think of it is sort of a return to Ferris Bueller's Day Off - but for 8 year olds.

Wednesday is engaging from the beginning. The story is intriguing because you don't know where they are going to end up. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more resolution to the mystery of the key. The colors and light are very subdued and appropriate for the story. I like the locations the kids visit in their adventure. I love the song they use, which adds great atmosphere to the story. Both Leo and Iris are very relatable and they perfectly carry the whole story. The actors that play them are absolutely adorable.

The message of this film is - don't go far from home or school. You may get lost and regret it.

An issue that some festival may have is that it shows kids doing risky things that kids might imitate. When the two kids decide to take off an adventure when their school bus is late. They take do simple things that kids love to do - go to a park, play on the soccer field and go to the movies. I love the scene with Leo and Iris in the movie theater. It made me remember the film La La Land. However, at their young age going without an adult could be very risky. Also, the kids steal a Pi�ata. It may seem like a simple childish prank, but it is still stealing and can have bad consequences. In the end, there's no place like home.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 10 to 18, plus adults. I would highly recommend a discussion afterwards about the risks of taking off on your own adventure. The dialogue is in French with English sub-titles.

Reviewed by Zoe C. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! jurors.

Wednesday is a cute story about the adventures of friendship at a young age, the excitement to do something out of the ordinary, the challenges and the risks that come with it. We get an inside look at the adventures of an eight-year-old boy and girl. I should point out that there is the issue of two young children wandering off on their own, which generally would be considered a dangerous thing. But, I'm going to forgo that for now and just look at the magic of this, as if it existed in someone's imagination. Think of it is sort of a return to Ferris Bueller's Day Off - but for 8 year olds.

Wednesday is engaging from the beginning. The story is intriguing because you don't know where they are going to end up. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't more resolution to the mystery of the key. The colors and light are very subdued and appropriate for the story. I like the locations the kids visit in their adventure. I love the song they use, which adds great atmosphere to the story. Both Leo and Iris are very relatable and they perfectly carry the whole story. The actors that play them are absolutely adorable.

The message of this film is - don't go far from home or school. You may get lost and regret it.

An issue that some festival may have is that it shows kids doing risky things that kids might imitate. When the two kids decide to take off an adventure when their school bus is late. They take do simple things that kids love to do - go to a park, play on the soccer field and go to the movies. I love the scene with Leo and Iris in the movie theater. It made me remember the film La La Land. However, at their young age going without an adult could be very risky. Also, the kids steal a Pi�ata. It may seem like a simple childish prank, but it is still stealing and can have bad consequences. In the end, there's no place like home.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 10 to 18, plus adults. I would highly recommend a discussion afterwards about the risks of taking off on your own adventure. The dialogue is in French with English sub-titles.

Reviewed by Zoe C. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! jurors.

Iris and Leo are waiting for their school bus, just like any other day. This morning, however, it does not arrive. Facing no rules but their own, the two eight year-olds embark on an urban adventure, one they shall never forget, roaming the streets of Montreal. In French with English sub-titles.
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