T.I.M. - The Incredible Machine

screens: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 18:00
location: 
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St.
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Rolf Van Eijk
length: 
82min
year: 
2015
country: 
Netherlands

In Dutch with English subtitles

Bullied at school, eleven-year-old Tibor can only depend on his outdated house robot. T.I.M. has been with Tibor since he was very young, and shares stories of Tibor's late mother, which are archived in memory files on T.I.M.’s failing hard drive. Hoping to save his oldest friend from becoming scrap metal, Tibor sets out to find T.I.M.’s creator, the elusive Hector Sammler. With very little to guide him, Tibor ventures out of the city to find the robot's previous owners and gather clues to Hector's whereabouts. Along the way, he encounters Kiki, a young girl who lives in a secluded forest without technology. She gives Tibor the confidence he needs to continue on his quest to save his lifelong friend.

Inventive art direction and cinematic landscapes offer a live-action journey to an imaginative, and not-too-distant future. Exploring themes of self-sacrifice and hope, this touching film will remind audiences of the true meaning of friendship.

Recommended for ages 11+

Themes: innovation, the future, friendship, technology, hope, family, love

Parental Advisory: bullying (verbal and physical), parental death discussed, child is chased by adults, individuals are threatened with an axe, adult is hit on the head with a rock, minimal strong language.