LEARNING 2017

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, professeure de français at the Institut français d’Écosse, will be available to download online as PDFs. The programme for this edition has been co-ordinated by Nicola Kettlewood (Head of Education & Learning), Flippanta Kulakiewicz, (Education & Learning Coordinator, education@cmi-scotland.com.uk) and Raymah Tariq-Ali, Programme Assistant (programming@filmhousecinema.com) at Edinburgh Filmhouse (www.filmhousecinema.com,+44 (0) 131 228 6382)

A BAG OF MARBLES / UN SAC DE BILLES (NC 12+)

Based on the famous and acclaimed memoirs of Joseph Joffo, A Bag of Marbles offers a new version of his incredible story following the experiences of two young Jewish boys living in France during the Second World War. When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father (Patrick Bruel) gave him and his brother Maurice some money and a map and sent them on a dangerous mission to escape Nazi-occupied Paris in 1941. Making their way to the demilitarised zone in the South, the boys become unavoidably caught in the whirlwind of war. Aided by the occasional kind soul, the two young boys swerve and dart through obstacles set by Nazi soldiers to avoid succumbing to the dreadful fate of so many others.

Cast Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Sylberstein, Bernard Campan, Christian Clavier, Kev Adams, César Domboy

Director Christian Duguay I 2016 France/Canada I 110 mins I Int sales Gaumont

 Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess / Ivan Tsarevitch et la princesse changeante (NC 8+)

 Renowned animator Michel Ocelot (Tales of the Night) uses his unique and vibrant silhouette style to share a quartet of bewitching fairy tales, as told by a wizened projectionist and his young apprentices who meet nightly in a dilapidated theatre. In the first a young girl who lives in a monster-fearing underground community gains the courage to face her fears and challenge her society in The Mistress of the Monsters. A poor Persian boy becomes apprentice to a powerful enchanter, only to learn of his dastardly ulterior motives in The Sorcerer’s Pupil. A put- upon ward on a pirate ship outsmarts his captain during a stop in India in The Ship’s Boy and His Cat. And the son of a dying Russian tsar races against time to find a cursed princess in Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess. Ocelot infuses these deeply rooted archetypes and fables with life, verve, and his gorgeous trademark animation style.

Voice Cast Yves Barsacq, Marine Griset, Julien Beramis

Director Michel Ocelot I 2016 I France 53 mins I Int sales Septième Factory

 The Teacher / Les Grands Esprits  (N/C 12+)

 Written by first time feature film maker Olivier Ayache-Vidal, the action centres on François Foucault (Denis Podalydès), an associate professor of French literature at one of the most selective and elitist high schools in Paris, the lycée Henri IV. Following a series of events, he is forced to accept a one-year transfer to a school in a Parisian suburb designated for difficult pupils. He fears the worst, and rightly so… The director made a name for himself with his short films Welcome to China, Coming Out, Mon dernier rôle and Undercover.

Cast Denis Podalydès, Abdoulaye Diallo, Tabono Tandia, Pauline Huruguen, Alexis Moncorgé, Emmanuel Barrouyer, Zineb Triki, Léa Drucker, Charles Templon, Marie Remond

Director OlivierAyache-Vidal I 2016 I France 106mins I Int Sales Bac Films Distribution

 

PLAY YOUR PART

The French Film Festival UK seeks personable and responsible volunteers for its exciting 26th edition.
We suit roles to match your skills in such areas as hospitality, logistics, guest liaison, and coordination.
If you are a team player then reply to: volunteers@frenchfilmfestival.org.uk

NEW FESTIVAL OFFICES

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Richard Mowe, Festival director: 07710 762 149
Ilona Morison, co- director:07919 44 22 33
info@frenchfilmfestival.org.uk

SUBMISSIONS

Thank you to everyone who made submissions for the 26th edition of the French Film Festival UK 2018.
Please note that our submissions call is now closed.
Keep us in mind for the 27th edition. Submissions for both shorts and features will open in March 2019 (deadline 31 July 2019).

 

LOGISTICS CO-ORDINATOR POST

This position is now filled.

Thank you to all who applied for this post.

Ilona and Richard

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