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List of Set French Days

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 8-11
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-9 years old):
Listen to some magical fairy tales about Christmas, learning basic French words and getting in the Christmas spirit!
Language Activity (10-11 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….

FRENCH CINEMA

Tue 23 Jan | Ages 15-18
10:30am: 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 (11-15 years old):
Use your French while being introduced to Emmanuelle Bercot’s acclaimed Standing Tall who revealed Rod Paradot for his outstanding and riveting performance

12:45pm: Screening – Standing Tall
cert. 15; by E. Bercot 2015, 120 mins, feature, in French with English subtitles
The César winner for Best Supporting Actor (Benoît Magimel) and Most Promising Actor (Rod Paradot) tells the story of a juvenile judge (Catherine Deneuve) and a special educator who are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from the spiral of revolt and violence in which he seems to be caught. Will they attain their end in spite of Malony himself who is his own worst enemy?

WILDLIFE IN FRANCE

Thu 1 Mar | Ages 9-14
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (9-11 years old):
Listen to fun stories about wildlife in France and discover all the vocabulary in French for animals and plants that can be found in the wild.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
In this workshop, work around the trailer of The School of Life and discover the world of wildlife and the film through exciting activities!

12:45pm: Screening – The School of Life
cert. PG; by N. Vanier, 2017, 116′, feature, in French with English subtitles
Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one horizon in his short life: the high walls of an austere suburban orphanage. So when he is entrusted to Célestine and Borel, the joyful gamekeepers of a vast estate in Sologne, a whole world of wild country life opens up to him. The scene is set for the boy to learn about the forest and its secrets…

MAGICAL TALES FOR CHILDREN

Thu 8 Mar | Ages 8-11
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-9 years old):
Discover the magical world of master of French contemporary animation, Michel Ocelot through activities centered around his beautiful work.
Language Activity (10-11 years old):
Shape up your French while working on the fairy tales of Michel Ocelot which promises to be a lot of fun!

12:45pm: Screening – Ivan Tsarévitch and the Changing Princess
cert. TBC; by M.Ocelot, 2016, 56′, Animation, in French with English subtitles
Every night, a girl, a boy and an old projectionist meet up in an abandoned movie theatre. Together, they imagine incredible stories, play dress-up games and dream they’re fairy tale heroes. They stretch their imagination and pose as princesses and explorers: “The Mistress of Monsters”, “The Wizard Student”, “The Sailor and his cat” and “Ivan Tsarévitch and the changing princess” are the 4 dreamy stories resulting from these whimsical games.

EVERYONE IS A SUPER HERO!

Tue 13 Mar | Ages 8-11
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-9 years old):
Explore the world of superheroes listening to stories and doing activities in the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.
Language Activity (10-11 years old):
French is fun and there’s no better way than practicing with superheroes such as Leo, the main character of Phantom Boy.

12:45pm: Screening – Phantom Boy
cert. PG; byJ-L Felicioli & A. Gagnol, 2016, 85’, Animation, in French with English subtitles
After their successful partnership on ‘A Cat in Paris’, Felicioli & Gagnol have set their new animation ‘Phantom Boy’ in New-York. This time they unveil the adventures of Leo, a little boy stuck in bed with serious illness, who at night floats outside his own body, swooping through walls and ceilings. Leo meets Alex, a gruff policeman determined, even though he’s in a wheelchair, to catch the criminal known as ‘The Man with the Broken Face’.

MUSIC IN FRANCE

Thu 22 Mar | Ages 12-18
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (15-18 years old):
From Bal-musette to Edith Piaf and Daft You’re your students will discover the most renowned artists of the French and the francophone musical scene. A great treat for the Semaine de la Francophonie!
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Do you know Edith Piaf? Discover her talent and while shaping up your French working on fun activities around the film you are about to see.

12:45pm: Screening – La Vie en Rose
cert. 12; by O. Dahan, 2007, 137′, Feature, in French with English subtitles
From the streets of the cutthroat Belleville district of Paris to the dazzling limelight of New-York’s most glamorous concert halls, Piaf’s life was a constant battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Oscar and BAFTA’s winner film by Olivier Dahan explores her passionate romances and friendships who made her a household name, not to mention her memorable live performances and beautiful renditions of songs: la Vie en Rose, Hymn to Love…