2019 LEARNING PROGRAMME

THE BELIER FAMILY

La Famille Bélier

YELLOWBIRD

Gus petit oiseau, grand voyage

A COLONY

Une colonie

LEARNING PACK

LEARNING PACK

  LEARNING PACK

French Teaching Pack

English Teaching Pack


La Famille Bélier is a sweet comedy drama about Paula (Louane Emera), a teenage girl who lives with her deaf parents. Paula has a gift for singing and her music teacher encourages her to pursue her talent and audition for a prestigious music college in Paris. What follows is a heart-warming story about the power of music to bring people together.

A huge hit in France, the film explores many important themes including representation, rural France and the role of popular music in French culture

A hero’s journey with a most unlikely hero.

Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one. Then, miraculously, he finds himself leading a flock of migratory birds to Africa after they have lost their leaders. His inexperience leads to several mis-steps and detours, as the journey takes in Paris, the Netherlands and across the North Sea, before heading South. This beautiful, engaging animation delivers a social message about the need to protect the environment through a delightful adventure! Join us and this hugely entertaining flock of birds on a tour around the world.

Winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Berlin Film Festival’s Generation Kplus, Une colonie is a sensitive coming-of-age drama set in the French Canadian countryside.

It’s the end of summer and introverted Mylia, 12, is starting high school. She will have less time to devote to her younger sister Camille and to deal with her parents who argue constantly. In the midst of this environment, she has to figure out where she belongs. Along the way she encounters Jacynthe, one of the popular girls and Jimmy, a boy from the nearby Abenaki reserve, who is different and encourages her to break free. Without passing judgement, and with a fine sense for the subtleties of social relations, the film follows these young teenagers in their search for a place where they can just be themselves.