IN-SCHOOLS LEARNING PROGRAMME

The French Film festival UK’s Learning Programme is delighted to bring French-speaking cinema free of charge to schools this autumn, between 25 October and 10 December.

HOW TO BOOK

Complete the booking form: click on the link  Schools Programme Booking Form

***  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

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Themes: Science | Learning for sustainability

 

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

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Advisory: Mild Violence

 

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

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Theme: Global Citizenship

 

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.


 SWAGGER

Cast Regis n’Kissi, Naila Hanafi, Paul Turgot, Aissatou Dia, Nazario Giordano

Director Oliver Babinet

2016 I France I 84 mins

French with English subtitles

Secondary  S4 – S6

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Theme: Adolescence, Immigration, Race

 

Set in one of France’s most notoriously difficult neighbourhoods, this second full-length feature from music video director Olivier Babinet (Robert Mitchum Is Dead) focuses on a dozen teenagers getting by in the streets, housing schemes and schools of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris that made the headlines during the 2005 riots.
Yet instead of concentrating on the hard-knock life of their subjects, Babinet and Finnish cinematographer Timo Salminen (Jauja, The Man Without a Past) create a colourful visual exploration that’s part urban fantasy and part ethnographic group portrait, allowing the youngsters to showcase their dreams and desires over their fears.
He offers their musings on topics as wide ranging as love, death, pop culture, poverty, and the surveillance state.

 

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