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The Smurfs

Special Screening - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

Raja Gosnell / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 2011 / 103 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic subtitles / No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


The blue moon is around the corner and Smurf Village is abuzz preparing for the big celebration – but Papa Smurf has a vision in his magic cauldron that shows there is trouble ahead. Sure enough, that evil wizard Gargamel has a vile plan up his sleeve, and it’s not long before he and his nasty cat Asriel inject a little chaos into the proceedings. In trying to escape, Clumsy runs toward the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy in pursuit – one thing leads to another, and the gang find themselves sucked into a vortex that transports them to New York City, with Gargamel hot on their heels.

Now this blue crew needs to find a way home – but how are they going to find a stargazer and the necessary spell in a world that doesn’t believe in magic, let alone Smurfs? Assistance presents itself in the form of an affable but stressed-out marketing exec named Patrick and his wife, who are soon to be new parents – but does Patrick have enough faith in his new blue friends to help them in their quest and keep them safe from Gargamel’s dastardly doings? Come along on this smurf of an adventure and find out!

About the Director

Raja Raymond Gosnell is an American film director and editor. He started his career as an assistant editor for famed director Robert Altman, working on features including ‘Popeye’ (1980). As a director, Gosnell is best known for his films ‘Never Been Kissed’ (1999), ‘Big Momma's House’ (2000) ‘Scooby-Doo’ (2002) and ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ (2008). His recent projects include the animated feature ‘The Smurfs’ (2011) and ‘The Smurfs 2’ (2013).


Raja Gosnell
J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, Davod Ronn
Jordan Kerner
Sabrina Plisco
Heitor Pereira
Heitor Pereira
Phil Méheux
Production Company
Kerner Entertainment Company
Park Circus
Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Tim Gunn, Hank Azaria

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