List of Set French Days

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?

MULTICULTURALISM & SOCIAL INTEGRATION IN FRANCE

Tue 12 Feb | A-level
10:30pm: 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. This activity will enhance your student’s ability to do research on the subject in our resources.
Language Activity (A-level):
Enter the world of the main characters of Untouchables, Driss & Philippe, during fun activities and learn more about multiculturalism and social integration in France.



12:45pm: Screening – Untouchable
cert. 15; by O. Nakache & E. Toldeano, 2011, 112’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Parisian aristocrat François Cluzet, quadriplegic since a paragliding accident, has problems in retaining a reliable carer. At yet another round of interviews, a breath of fresh air arrives in the form of Driss Bassary, who is from the projects and only there for a signature for his benefits claim. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

FRENCH CINEMA

Thu 28 Feb | 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. For the occasion of LGBT history month, we will also explore the world of Tomboy directed by celebrated French director Céline Sciamma.



12:45pm: Screening – Tomboy
cert. U; by Céline Sciamma, 2011, 80′, feature, in French with English subtitles
Ten year old Laure moves in to a new place one summer. When she introduces herself to her new neighbours, she claims to be a boy named Mickaël. The deception works, even to the point that one of her friends, Lisa, falls in love with ‘Mickaël’, until she gets into a fight to protect her little sister, and the truth is exposed.

WILDLIFE IN FRANCE

Fri 1 Mar | Ages 9-14
10:30pm: 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 Nicolas 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…

FRIENDSHIP IN FRANCE

Thu 14 Mar | Ages 5-10
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (5-7 years old):
Explore the wonderful world of Friendship listening to stories and doing activities in the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.
Language Activity (8-10 years old):
French is fun and there’s no better way than practicing with the characters of the beautiful animation Azur & Asmar.



12:45pm: Screening – Azur & Asmar
cert. U; by Michel Ocelot 2006, 99’, animation, in French with English subtitles
Once upon a time there were two children nursed by Jénane: Azur, a blond, blue-eyed son of a nobleman and Asmar, Jénane’s tan skinned and dark-eyed child? Brought up together they are as close as brothers until the day Azur’s father cruelly separates them.

DISCOVER FRENCH MUSICALS

Thu 28 Mar | Ages 8-13
10:30pm: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (8-10 years old):
Discover the world of French musicals during exciting activities and learn new French words.
Language Activity (11-13 years old):
Discover the great classic of Jacques Demy Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and its famous songs through engaging activities run by the team of the Language Centre.



12:45pm: Screening – The Young Girls of Rochefort
cert. PG; by Jacques Demy 1967, 126’, musicals, in French with English subtitles
Oscar nominated colourful and energetic musical by Jacques Demy will delight your pupils. Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and Solange (Françoise Dorléac) twin sisters who each want to find romance and leave their small seaside town of Rochefort, befriend a couple of visiting carnival workers.