IN CINEMAS LEARNING PROGRAMME

The French Film festival UK’s Learning Programme is delighted to bring French-speaking titles to cinemas in November 2021


The programme has been co-ordinated by Sylvia Davidson and Mia Brailsford from the French Film Festival UK in collaboration with Yvonne Gordon and Chloe Berger from Edinburgh Filmhouse, with the generous support of TotalEnergies, the Franco-Scottish Society, the Hugh Fraser Foundation, the Ian Fleming Charitable Trust, the James T Howard Trust and SCILT (Scotland’s National Centre for Languages).

HOW TO BOOK

For Filmhouse Edinburgh: education@cmi-scotland.co.uk
For Belmont Filmhouse Aberdeen: education@belmontfilmhouse.com
For Ciné Lumière London: schools@institut-francais.org.uk

 

***  PRIZES OFFERED FOR BEST REVIEWS OF FILMS IN THE LEARNING PROGRAMME  ***

The Franco-Scottish Society will present prizes for the best reviews of a film screened at each level in this year’s learning programme in schools and cinemas.

The four winners will receive a year’s subscription for their school to a French language magazine appropriate for the age group of the film in question.

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HELLO WORLD!
BONJOUR LE MONDE!

Directors: Anne-Lise Koehler, Éric Serre

 2019 I France I 61 mins
French with English subtitles

Primary First Level P1 -P4

Themes: Science | Learning for sustainability

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In English / In French

 

 

Made with papier-mâché puppets animated in stop motion and hand-crafted sculptures set in beautifully painted backgrounds, this delicate, engaging film introduces all audiences to a fragile ecosystem through the lives of ten creatures: a pike, a beaver, a bat, a fire salamander, a turtle, an emperor dragonfly, and four unforgettable birds. Together they illuminate the wonders of nature.

CALAMITY
CALAMITY, UNE ENFANCE DE MARTHA JANE CANNARY

Voice Cast Salomé Boulven, Aexandra Lamy, Alexis Tomassian
Director Rémi Chayé 
2020 I France, Denmark I 102 mins
French with English subtitles

Primary Second Level P5 -P7

Advisory: Mild Violence

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In English / In French

This French coming-of-age animation takes you all the way to the American Far West.

Based on the story of Calamity Jane, 12 year old Martha Jane Cannary has to take charge of her family following her father’s accident. Through a series of adventures the film explores the young girl’s fight to fit in a man’s world.
With Calamity, writer/director Rémi Chayé explores the origins of the legendary American frontierswoman, digging into her childhood and the ways in which she defied the gender conventions of her time. This feminist retelling shows how young Martha Jane Cannary fought against a sexist and male-dominated society to become an iconic frontierswoman.
Audience award winner at Annecy International Animation Film Festival.


FAHIM, THE LITTLE CHESS PRINCE
FAHIM

Cast Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Nanty, Assad Ahmed

Director Pierre-François Martin-Laval

2021 I France I 102 mins

French with English subtitles

Secondary  S1 – S6

Theme: Global Citizenship

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The true story of young Fahim Mohammad who, after fleeing from Bangladesh with his father to escape political persecution, experiences poverty, homelessness and hopelessness, until he discovers something that makes him feel alive again: chess.
Through a chance encounter, Fahim finds himself mentored by top chess coach Sylvain, who enters him into a tournament. But even getting there proves to be Fahim’s biggest challenge yet.
An inspirational story as a boy on the brink of despair overcomes immense obstacles.


 THE SQUAD #NOTHERETODANCE
LES JOUEUSES
#PASLAPOURDANSER

Director Stéphanie Gillard  

2020 I 107 mins

French with English subtitles

Secondary  S4 – S6

Theme: PE, Social Justice

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In English / In French

Olympique Lyonnaise is one of the best soccer teams in the world having, since 2011, won 26 national and European titles. And yet, they are less recognisable than contemporary clubs such as Real Madrid or Chelsea, probably because they’re all female. Stéphanie Gillard’s illuminating behind-the-scenes feature documentary presents another side to the usual male-centric view of the sport. With intimate access to her engaging subjects, we get to know these exceptional players both on and off the pitch.


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