List of Set French Days

WWI IN FRANCE

Thu 12 Mar | Ages 12-18
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (15-18 years old):
Dig into the numerous resources in our Médiathèque and understand better what happened in France during WWI.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Learn about WWI in France through the introduction of the film Au-Revoir là-haut and its characters.



12:45pm: Screening – Au-Revoir là-haut
cert. 12; by Albert Dupontel, 2017, 117’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Albert Dupontel’s lavish adaptation of Pierre Lemaitre’s Goncourt Prize-winning 2013 novel See You Up There (Au revoir la-haut) deploys assured visual bravado in the service of a bittersweet tale of poetic justice set in the final days of the First World War and the two years to follow.

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY

Tue 24 Mar | Ages 8-13
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-10 years old):
Listen to fun stories about friendship and discover French vocabulary to help you make friends in France!
Language Activity (11-13 years old):
Do you know Rémi? This activity will introduce you to his world during engaging activities about the film and friendship.



12:45pm: Screening – Rémi Sans Famille
cert. TBC; by Antoine Blossier, 2017, 109’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Adapted from Hector Malot’s celebrated classic novel, Rémi Sans Famille follows the adventures of Remi’s long journey through France and the encounters, friendships and solidarity he experiences along the way, that eventually lead him to the secret of his origins…

 

GIRL POWER

Tue 31 Mar | Ages 9-14
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (9-11 years old):
Listen to inspiring Girl Power stories and have fun doing activities in the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
French is fun and there’s no better way than practicing with the characters of Wardi!



12:45pm: Screening – Wardi
cert. TBC; by Mats Grorud, 2017, 80’, animation, in French with English subtitles
Beirut, Lebanon, Today. Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilee, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.

 

FRENCH & BELGIAN COMIC BOOKS

Tue 28 Apr | Ages 9-14
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (9-11 years old):
Discover the world of comic books created by French & Belgian illustrators from Tintin to Boule & Bill passing by Asterix.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Enter the world of the famous French & Belgian comic books such as Asterix during fun activities while shaping up your French!



12:45pm: Screening – Astérix et le Secret de la Potion Magique
cert. PG; by Louis Clichy, Alexandre Astier, 2018, 86’, animation, in French with English subtitles
When the village druid decides it is time for him to choose a successor, Asterix and Obelix join him on his journey to find an heir, but an evil sorcerer spots this as an opportunity to make his move.

 

WWII IN FRANCE

Thu 7 May | Ages 12-18
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (15-18 years old):
Dig into the numerous resources in our Médiathèque and understand better what did happen in France during WWII.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Learn about WWII in France through the introduction of the film La Grande Vadrouille and their hilarious characters.


12:45pm: Screening – La Grande Vadrouille (Don’t Look Now… We’re Being Shot At!)
cert. PG; by Gérard Oury, 1966, 122’, feature, in French with English subtitles
During World War II, two French civilians and a downed British Bomber Crew (including Terry Thomas) set out from Paris to cross the demarcation line between Nazi-occupied Northern France and the South. ‘La Grande Vadrouille’ was France’s all-time box-office champion for three decades.

 

FRENCH & BELGIAN COMIC BOOKS

Tue 19 May | Ages 9-14
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (9-11 years old):
Discover the world of comic books created by French & Belgian illustrators from Tintin to Boule & Bill passing by Asterix and the book that inspired the film.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Enter the world of the famous French & Belgian comic books such as the one that inspired this film during fun activities while shaping up your French!


12:45pm: Screening – Ma maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill( My Mummy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill)
cert. TBC; by Marc Boréal, Thibaut Chatel, 2018, 75’, animation, in French with English subtitles
PARIS — Another pleasantly retro, thematically hefty animation offering from France, this big-screen adaptation of a prizewinning French graphic novel follows Jean, an adorable five-year-old boy who lives happily with his busy daddy, combatant little brother and kind nanny. So where does the pervasive emptiness inside him come from? Soon, Jean begins to receive fanciful postcards from his absent mother…

 

MULTICULTURALISM & SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN FRANCE

Tue 9 June | A-Level
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (A-Level):
With the help of our librarian learn about the different waves of immigration that have enriched French culture from the 20th century until today.
Language Activity (A-Level) :
Enter the world of Cédric during activities in French to learn more about multiculturalism and social integration in France.


12:45pm: Screening – Libre (To The Four Winds)
cert. TBC; by Michel Toesca, 2018, 100’, feature, in French with English subtitles
In the Roya valley located between France and Italy, thousands of migrants try to cross the border each month in search for a better life. Cédric Herrou, a local farmer, has been welcoming migrants at his home since the beginning of the crisis. With the help of friends and volunteers, he challenges French immigration policies. Filmed over two years by Michel Toesca, Cédric will do anything to help these people, even risk his own freedom.

 

MUSIC DAY

Thu 18 June | Ages 8-13
10:30am: Musical workshop in partnership with Club Petit Pierrot


12:45pm: Screening – Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Girls of Rochefort)
cert. PG; by Jacques Demy, 1967, 126’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape.

How to get from speaking into singing in French!

Join us for an action-packed fun workshop taking place before the screening of the classic musical film “Les demoiselles de Rochefort”. The Club Petit Pierrot team have put together a special one-off fun workshop inspired by the film. We’ll look at the performance style of this musical film, explore some of the techniques used, become familiar with some of the characters, while of course learning French and practising some of the film’s vocabulary.

There will be lots of fun theatre games and dynamic rhythm games. The children will learn how to work and move as a Chorus and ultimately learn and sing part of the film together! All the time children will be effortlessly learning new vocabulary and starting to be immersed in the world of the film. The workshop will be a wonderful introduction to the film, and also give the children a real insight into the performing methods used in this classic film.

All levels of French welcome
Wear comfy clothes for movement

 

ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

Thu 2 July | Ages 6-11
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (6-8 years old):
Listen to some incredible stories about nature, animals and the environment while learning French words!
Language Activity (9-11 years old):
Enter nature’s wonderful world and brush up on your French with activities about the movie themes.


12:45pm: Screening – La Prophétie des Grenouilles (Raining Cats and Frogs)
cert.TBC; by Jacques-Rémy Girerd, 2003, 90’, animation, in French with English subtitles
It’s a catastrophe! A flood has hit our planet and an unusual group of people are all that remains. Led by Ferdinand, a modern day Noah, this little group have managed to defy the furiously raging elements. People and animals alike are dragged through this incredible whirlpool of an adventure.