School Screenings & Special events

A Faithful Man (L’Homme Fidèle) – New Release School Screening
Wednesday 18th of September at the Ciné lumière II, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

By Louis Garrel | 2018 | 75’ | feature | cert.15 | in French with English subtitles
Come and enjoy films as part of our public programme at a time suitable for school hours. A heartbroken man (Louis Garrel) gets a second chance with his true love, Marianne (Laetitia Casta). after a long separation— only to get embroiled in all sorts of drama. A delightful romantic comedy inspired by the French New Wave, A Faithful Man features an impressive acting ensemble, including Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp.

13:00, £5 per student, free for teachers, no minimum number of pupils required
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

Pain & Glory (Dolor y Gloria) – New Release School Screening
Wednesday 25th of September at the Ciné lumière II, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

By Pedro Almodovar | 2019 | 113’ | feature | cert.15 | in Spanish with English subtitles
Come and enjoy films as part of our public programme at a time suitable for school hours. We will launch this new offer with Almodovar’s Cannes Festival Winner Pain & Glory which is his most personal film to date. Salvador Mallo, a film director facing ill health, experiences a series of reencounters. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. Mallo takes us through his sometimes painful recollections of love, breakups, art, cinema, mothers, the act of writing and making a film, and importantly the experience of desire and pleasure that seem at first lost. In recovering his past and encountering his present, Salvador finds a potential salvation. A ‘sensuous and deeply personal gem’ (The Guardian).

13:00, £5 per student, free for teachers, no minimum number of pupils required
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat) – Relaxed School Screening
Wednesday 2nd of October at the Ciné lumière II, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

By Alain Gagnol & Jean-Loup Felicioli | 2010 | 70’ | animation | cert.PG | in French with English subtitles
These screenings are for students on the Autism spectrum or with other learning difficulties or complex needs. During the film low lights are left on inside the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for students to move around, make a noise or take a break during the film if they need to.
We’ll launch this new offer with A Cat in Paris which focuses on a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar’s aide and must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster’s clutches.

10:30, £5 per student, free for teachers, no minimum number of pupils required
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

Transit – New Release School Screening
Wednesday 2nd of October at the Ciné lumière II, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

By Christian Petzold | 2018 | 101’ | feature | cert.12 | in French & German with English subtitles
Come and enjoy films as part of our public programme at a time suitable for school hours. The German troops are just outside Paris, a ‘cleansing’ of undesired people is underway. Assuming the identity of a dead author, Georg manages to escape to Marseille and obtain one of the few scarce visas and passages on a ship to Mexico.Based on Anna Seghers’ eponymous novel, Transit is set in contemporary France where refugees from the past meet refugees from today. A stark reminder of the perils of fascism.

13:00, £5 per student, free for teachers, no minimum number of pupils required
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

Sophie’s Misfortunes (Les malheurs de Sophie) – Relaxed School Screening
Wednesday 6th of November at the Ciné lumière II, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

By Christophe Honoré | 2016 | 106’ | feature | cert.PG | in French with English subtitles
These screenings are for students on the Autism spectrum or with other learning difficulties or complex needs. During the film low lights are left on inside the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for students to move around, make a noise or take a break during the film if they need to.
Adapted from Ségur’s books, the film tells the story of Sophie who isn’t the model little girl one would like her to be. She cuts her mother’s fish into tiny pieces, just misses burning herself wading through quicklime and tortures her wax doll. In one word, Sophie is constantly up to no good!

10:30, £5 per student, free for teachers, no minimum number of pupils required
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk

 

Yellowbird (Gus Petit Oiseau, Grand voyage) – Relaxed School Screening
Wednesday 11th of December at the Ciné lumière II, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

By Christian de Vita | 2014 | 90’ | animation | cert.PG | in French with English subtitles
These screenings are for students on the Autism spectrum or with other learning difficulties or complex needs. During the film low lights are left on inside the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for students to move around, make a noise or take a break during the film if they need to.
A hero’s journey with a most unlikely hero. Yellowbird is a teeny tiny orphaned bird that has never left the nest, has no family, yet desperately wants one – That is, until he finds himself leading a flock on their migration to Africa passing by Paris and Holland.

10:30, £5 per student, free for teachers, no minimum number of pupils required
Bookings: schools@institutfrancais.org.uk