School Screenings & Special events

Masterclass with the Comédie-française troupe – Special Event
Friday 21st of June at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

On the occasion of the return of the Comédie-Française in London, the Institut français hosts three exceptional masterclasses, one of which opened to schools, with the actors from the cast of The Damned, presented at the Barbican on 19-25 June. The masterclass will be led by actors Eric Génovèse, Loïc Corbery and Clément Hervieu-Léger discussing the production, their career and their work with the legendary Parisian institution.

Educational resources in French and in English will be available.

From 14:30 to 15:30 | recommended for 12+ | £3 per student, free for teachers | in English


CHUSKIT – Special Screening as part of the London Indian Film Festival in partnership with Into Film
Thursday 27th of June at the Ciné lumière, Institut français du Royaume-Uni

by Priya Ramasubban, 2018, 89’, feature
Chuskit is a young, dynamic and playful girl who is looking forward to starting school and following in her brother’s footsteps but whilst out running in the mountains she trips and falls, an accident which renders her paraplegic. This does not, however, sway her from wanting the education she has always desired, meaning Chuskit must lock horns with her conservative and tradition-bound grandfather and convince him what she is capable of. This heartwarming Indian family-drama shows the difficulties faced by a girl caught between two worlds and the resilience she must show to escape the shadow of prejudice that her disability brings.

From 10:00 to 11:55 | cert TBC but recommended for 11-14 | free | in Ladakhi with English subtitles