The Neverending Story (Director: Wolfgang Petersen/USA/ 1985/Cert G.) Embers, Ballina Arts Centre’s Children’s Film Festival, is back. The festival returns for a fourth year with a programme of films from all over the world with something for children of all ages. Curated by Sara English, the programme includes live-action, animation, and feature films.
The Neverending Story is about a withdrawn, bookish boy called Bastian (Noah Hathaway), who fears his bullying schoolmates and an impending test, steals a mysterious book and reads it in the school attic. He is drawn into the fantasy to such an extent that it soon becomes clear he is the hero needed to save 'Fantasia' from destruction. Bastian's adventures include encounters with a range of magical creatures. Admission €5 per person.