School Screenings & Special events

LUCREZIA BORGIA + Q&A with actor Gaël Kamilindi – Special Screening
Tuesday 4th of December at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Play by la Comédie française – Texts by Victor Hugo, Directed by Denis Podalydès
The criminal, adulterous and incestuous Lucrezia Borgia seeks to escape from the evil that is her condition, to be recognised and loved by Gennaro, the child she had with her brother. During a ball in Venice, Gennaro, who has an aversion to the Borgias, courts a beautiful masked lady before discovering, to his horror, that it is Lucrezia. Stung by the affront of Gennaro’s friends who insult her, and suspected of adultery by her husband, Lucrezia sets a heart-breaking act of revenge in motion.

Educational resources in French and in English will be available.

Please ask your pupils to prepare questions for the Q&A.

From 12:30 to 15:30 with one interval | cert PG but recommended for 12-18 | £5 per student, free for teachers | in French with English subtitles
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

ONE NATION, ONE KING + Q&A with dir. Pierre Schoeller – Special Screening
As part of Before the Night
Friday 25th of January at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

cert. TBC; by Pierre Schoeller, 2017, 121’, feature, in French with English subtitles
In this inspirational and epic drama Pierre Schoeller (The Minister) conveys the scale of events of the 1789 French Revolution from the point of view of ordinary people, who, for the first time, were able to power events and develop a national consciousness instead of remaining passive victims.

Contains brief moderate nudity and sex.

From 12:30 to 15:00 | cert TBC but recommended for 14-18 | £5 per student, free for teachers | in French with English subtitles
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

THE MISANTHROPE – Special Screening
Tuesday 5th of February at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Play by la Comédie française – Texts by Molière, Directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger
Le Misanthrope looks at a society freed from the authority of family and religion, where people show their true nature as lust and desire take over. The main character’s questionable morals, giving up on high society etiquette and demands, force his peers to shed light on their own contradictions and shortcomings.

Educational resources in French and in English will be available.

From 12:30 to 15:35 with one interval | cert PG but recommended for 12-18 | £5 per student, free for teachers | in French with English subtitles
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

LES FOURBERIES DE SCAPIN – Special Screening
Tuesday 5th of March at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Play by la Comédie française – Texts by Molière, Directed by Denis Podalydès
Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society. He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help…

Educational resources in French and in English will be available.

From 12:30 to 14:30 with one interval | cert PG but recommended for 12-18 | £5 per student, free for teachers | in French with English subtitles
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

CYRANO DE BERGERAC – Special Screening
Tuesday 19th of March at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Play by la Comédie française – Texts by Edmond Rostand, Directed by Denis Podalydès
Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves…

Educational resources in French and in English will be available.

From 12:30 to 15:40 with one interval | cert PG but recommended for 12-18 | £5 per student, free for teachers | in French with English subtitles
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

ROMEO & JULIET – Special Screening
Tuesday 7th of May at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Play by la Comédie française – Texts by William Shakespeare Directed by Eric Ruf
In Verona, an old rivalry opposes the Capulet and Montague families. When Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall for each other, they know their love is meant to be eternal. However they already sense its tragic ending…

Educational resources in French and in English will be available.

From 12:30 to 15:30 with one interval | cert PG but recommended for 12-18 | £5 per student, free for teachers | in French with English subtitles
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk