School screenings are supported by free Learning Resources prepared by Institut français d’Écosse and Edinburgh Filmhouse. These resources have been designed in accordance with the Modern Languages outcomes and experiences for the Curriculum for Excellence. Resources, prepared by Claire Bouzigon and Catherine Ivic, professeures de français at the Institut français d’Écosse, will be available to download online as PDFs.

The New Kid / Le nouveau (12)

lenouveauIn this delectable and vivacious debut feature, shy 13-year-old Benoît (Réphaël Ghrenassia) moves to Paris and a new high school where he’s rejected by his cooler classmates and reluctantly sidelined into a precarious friendship with the “freaks and geeks.” One day, Johanna, a new Swedish girl arrives in class. Benoît decides to throw a party at home but only three people show up… three nerds, Aglaée, Red Head and Constantin. Against all odds, they have the greatest night together. Finally accepted by the other upper class clique, he drops his three friends to become popular.

Cast Rephael Ghrenassia, Joshua Raccah, Geraldine Martineau, Guillaume Cloud Roussel, Johanna Lindstedt, Max Boublil
Director Rudi Rosenberg I 2015 I 81 mins I Int Sales Indie sales


Edinburgh Filmhouse      Wed 2 Nov (Learning) & Sun 6 Nov 11:00 (Open to all)
Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse    Wed 9 Nov (Learning)
Inverness Eden Court    Thu 10 Nov (Learning)
Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre    Thu 10 Nov & Mon 21 Nov (Learning) 
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre    Tue 29 Nov (Learning)

LEARNING PACK DOWNLOAD / 2 versions .DOC and .PDF. Just click on the image



Learn by heart / La vie en grand (12)

lavienegrandAdama is a 14-year-old boy who lives with his mother in a two-room flat in the Paris suburbs. He fails in school, although he is a bright pupil. He teams up with the younger Mamadou an together they try to scam their way out of the ghetto. Director Mathieu Vadepied (making his directing debut after working as cinematographer on The Intouchables) chooses a luminous and humorous approach. The film sweeps away naïve optimism with laughter, and totally disregards politically correct clichés. The Intouchables directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano produced.

docpdfCast Balamine Guirassy, Ali Bidanessy, Guillaume Gouix, Josephine de Meaux

Director Mathieu Vadepied I 2016 I 93 mins I Int Sales Gaumont

Edinburgh Filmhouse    Thu 3 Nov (Learning)
Stirling Macrobert Art Centre    Wed 9 Nov (Learning)
Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse  Tue 19 Nov 10:00 (Learning)
Edinburgh Dominion  Wed 30 Nov 18:00 (Open to all)
Glasgow Film Theatre    Thu 1 Dec (Learning)

LEARNING PACK DOWNLOAD / 2 versions .DOC and .PDF. Just click on the image


Long Way North / Tout en haut du monde (U)



A spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage, this feature directorial debut of lauded animator Rémi Chayé (who worked on The Secret of Kells, The Painting) tells of a young heroine’s physical and emotional perseverance as she journeys to the North Pole to find her explorer grandfather and his lost ship, the Davai. Audience award-winner at Annecy Animation Festival.




Voice Cast Chloé Dunn, Vivienne Vermes, Peter Hudson

Director Rémi Chayé I 2015 I 81mins I UK Distrib Soda


Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse Tue 1 Nov (Learning)
Edinburgh Filmhouse Tue 8 Nov (Learning)
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Tue 22 Nov (Learning)
Glasgow Film Theatre Thu 1 Dec (Learning)

LEARNING PACK DOWNLOAD / 2 versions .DOC and .PDF. Just click on the image



A number of cinemas participating in the French Film Festival Learning Programme also organise educational events around French films throughout the year.

For schools dates and ticket prices, including this year’s selection, contact your nearest venue.

Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse For more information contact Flippanta Kulakiewicz on 0131 228 6382 or email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk

Dundee DCA To book contact the Box O ce on 01382 909900. For any enquiries please contact mike.tait@dca.org.uk

Inverness Eden Court For more information and to book places contact Paul Taylor on 01463 239841 or email ptaylor@eden-court.co.uk

Edinburgh Filmhouse For more information email flippanta.kulakiewicz@cmi-scotland.com.uk To book please call 0131 228 2688 and ask for the Duty Manager, or email education@cmi-scotland.co.uk

Glasgow Film Theatre To book places please go to:www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/schools. For any enquiries please contact Box O ce on 0141 332 6535 or e-mailwww.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/schools

Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre For more information and to book please contact the Box O ce on 01786 466 666 or email groups@macrobertartscentre.org

Dumfries Robert Burns Centre For more information and to book please call the Box O ce on 01387 264808 or email rbcft@dumgal.gov.uk




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