List of Set French Days | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

List of Set French Days

FRIENDSHIP IS GREAT!

Thu 21 Sept | Ages 8-13
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-11 years old): Explore the wonderful world of friendship listening to stories and doing activities in the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.
Language Activity (11-13 years old):
French is fun and there’s no better way than practicing with the characters of this film based on the classic book of the same name Le Petit Nicolas.

12:45pm: Screening – Le Petit Nicolas
cert. PG; by Laurent Tirard, 2009, 91′, feature, in French with EN subtitles
Based on the classic book of the same name by Asterix’s author, R. Goscinny, this quirky comedy sees eight-year-old Nicolas enjoying life with his great gang of friends, his long-suffering but friendly teacher and his loving parents.

COMIC BOOKS IN FRENCH

Tues 26 Sept & Thu 28 Sept | Ages 9-13

10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (11-13 years old):
Read books in French? Non merci! Read comic books in French? OUI! Discover the amazing world of French comics in our listed Médiathèque.
Language Activity (9-11 years old):
In this workshop, work around the trailer of Boule et Bill and discover the world of the comic book and the film through exciting activities!

12:45pm: Screening – Boule et Bill
cert. PG; by A. Charlot & F. Magnier, 2013, 82′, feature, in French with EN subtitles
Bill is an abandoned young Cocker Spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind person to adopt him. Suddenly, Boule, a little boy, appears and it is love at the first sight and the beginning of a great friendship. A delightful comedy set in the seventies based on Roba’s cult comic.

MULTICULTURALISM IN FRANCE

Friday 20 Oct | A Level
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (A Level):
Dig into the numerous resouces in our Library to find out more about cultural diversity in France and discuss its impact with our Librarians.
Language Activity (A Level):
Discover French multiculturalism and social integration during engaging activities about the film Girlhood.

12:45pm: Screening – Girlhood
cert. 15; by Céline Sciamma, 2014, 113′, Feature, in French with EN subtitles
Céline Sciamma, in her triumphant third film, explores the effects of social conventions on forming female identities. Sixteen-year-old Mariemme must navigate not only the disruptive onset of womanhood, but also the inequalities of being black and living in the deprived suburbs of Paris.

WWI IN FRANCE

Tue 5 Dec | Ages 12-18
10:30am: 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 (12-14 years old):
In this workshop, work around the trailer of Merry Christmas and practice your French while learning about the Christmas period in the trenches during WWI.

12:45pm: Screening – Merry Christmas
cert. 12; by Christian Carion, 2005, 113’, Feature, in French with English subtitles
On Christmas Eve during World War I, the German, French and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity.

FAIRY TALES FOR CHRISTMAS

Thu 7 Dec | Ages 5-11
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (5-11 years old):
Listen to some magical fairy tales about Christmas, learning basic French words and getting in the Christmas spirit!
Language Activity (8-11 years-old):
Enter into the enchanting world of Christmas while discovering the key moments of a French Christmas celebration.

12:45pm: Screening – Princes and Princesses
cert. tbc; by Michel Ocelot, 2011, 84′, feature, in French with English subtitles
A group of animators are in their study trying to make a shadow puppet show with fables from different historical periods and come up with six sweet and naughty fairy tales…The Princess of Diamonds, The Boy and the Fig Tree, the Witch, The Old Lady’s Cape, The Crunch Queen and the Fabulo and Prince and Princess….