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List of Set French Days

FRENCH & BELGIAN COMIC BOOKS

Tue 25 Sep | Ages 12-16
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (12-13 years old):
Are you familiar with the famous French comic book collections? Our librarians will take you on a fun hunt through the Library collections to get familiar with all the famous characters such as Tintin, Astérix, Boule et Bill…
Language Activity (14-16 years old):
Work around the trailer of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc Sec and discover the world of the comic book and the film through exciting activities!



12:45pm: Screening – The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc Sec
cert. 12A; by Luc Besson, 2011, 104’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Year 1912, Adele Blanc-Sec is a young reporter from Paris. A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg in the natural history museum of Paris has mysteriously hatched, and the bird subjects the city to a reign of terror. But it takes more to faze the intrepid Adele Blanc-Sec.

FRENCH CINEMA

Tue 2 Oct | Ages 12-18
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (15-18 years old):
Browse through our numerous resources at La Médiathèque and step into the exciting history of French cinema which highlights the most significant cinema movements.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Discover what made French cinema a reference in the Industry. The 400 Blows is one of the gems that made it famous around the world.



12:45pm: Screening – The 400 Blows
cert. PG; by François Truffaut, 1959, 100′, feature, in French with English subtitles
Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), Les 400 coups sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood and counts as one of the supreme examples of cinema in the first person singular. Not only Truffaut’s first feature, but also the first of the New Wave, Les 400 coups is an undisputable masterpiece.

WWI REMEMBRANCE

Tue 6 Nov | Ages 15-18
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (15-18 years old):
How much do you know about WWI and the trenches? Our librarians will show you how to find out what happened in France during the Great War.
Language Activity (15-18 years old):
For the centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War, come and discover what made the particularities of this war and its impact on the world during an engaging activity.



12:30pm: Screening – A Very Long Engagement
cert. 15; by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004, 134’, feature, in French with English subtitles
César winner Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s depiction of WWI was the occasion to reunite with Audrey Tautou after Amélie Poulain. It tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. The story is told both from the point of view of the fiancée in Paris and the French countryside—mostly Brittany—of the 1920s, and through flashbacks to the battlefield.

SPORT IN FRANCE

Tue 11 Dec | Ages 12-16
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (12-14 years old):
During this fun activity, your students will learn more about the history of the Olympic Games, the important French sporting tournaments and the top athletes.
Language Activity (15-16 years old):
Whether your students like sports as a free time entertainment or enjoy watching professional sportsmen. This activity will help them to be able to talk about it in French and provide new knowledge of what makes French Sports.



12:45pm: Screening – Good Luck Algeria!
cert. TBC; by Farid Bentoumi, 2015, 91’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Sam and Stephane are two friends and associates working together in their workshop designing hand-crafted high-quality skis. To promote their skis, their business being put in jeopardy by the competition from the larger brands, they take a crazy gamble to qualify Sam for the Winter Olympic Games in cross-country skiing under the flag of his father’s country, Algeria. Sam faces a challenging training and identity crisis he didn’t anticipate.

WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS

Thu 13 Dec | Ages 5-10
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (5-7 years old):
Listen to some magical fairy tales about Christmas, learning basic French words and getting in the Christmas spirit!
Language Activity (8-10 years old):
Enter the magical world of Christmas while discovering the key moments of a French Christmas celebration.



12:45pm: Screening – Ernest & Celestine in Winter
cert. PG; byJ. Chheng, J-C Roger, 2017, 45’, animation, in French with English subtitles
This collection of 4 short films follows the adventures of Ernest, a playful and greedy bear, and his mouse friend Celestine as they prepare for the coming winter. Will they make it in time for the annual Mice Ball celebrating the first day of winter? Will they gather enough food for Ernest to be ready to hibernate?