List of Set French Days

Travel Into the World of Books

Wed 20 Oct | Ages 9-14
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (9-11 years old):
Jump into a world of books through various games.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Travel through the introduction of the film Rémi sans Famille and its characters.



12:45pm: Screening – Rémi Sans Famille
Rémi, Nobody’s Boy
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…

 

Multiculturalism in France & Black History Month

Fri 22 Oct | 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):
Through the comedy “Tout Simplement Noir” discuss the many levels of multiculturalism and social integration in France.



12:45pm: Screening – Tout Simplement Noir
Simply Black
cert. TBC; dir.s John Wax & Jean-Pascal Zadi with Jean-Pascal Zadi, Caroline Anglade and Fary, 2020, 90’,feature in French with English subtitles
In this politically incorrect comedy for which Jean-Pascal Zadi was awarded the Most Promising Actor’s César, JP, a wannabe actor, decides to organise the first large Black-Lives-Matter style protest in France to fight what he perceives as bigotry and racism. As he comically struggles to put together his march, which is set to take place in Paris’ Place de la République, he makes various encounters, often burlesque, sometimes tragic, with members of the community, activists, the police…

 

French & Belgian Comic Books

Tue 30 Nov | Ages 9-13
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 Boule & Bill during fun activities while shaping up your French!



12:45pm: Screening – Boule & Bill
Billy & Buddy
cert. PG; by Alexandre Charlot, Franck Magnier, 2013, 82’, feature, in French with English subtitles
It is love at first sight between Boule, a little boy, and Bill, an abandoned young Cocker Spaniel waiting dejectedly in his cage for a kind person to adopt him. Watch the beginning of a great friendship in this delightful comedy set in the seventies and based on Roba’s cult comic.

 

The Magic of Christmas

Wed 8 Dec | Ages 5-10
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (5-7 years old):
Listen to some wintery tales, learning basic French words and getting in the Christmas Spirit!
Language Activity (8-10 years old):
Enter the magical world of Christmas creating your own Christmas card in French.



12:45pm: Screening – Ernest & Celestine en Hiver
Ernest & Celestine in Winter
cert. PG; by J. 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?

 

Fun Before Christmas!

Wed 15 Dec | Ages 10-14
10:30am: choose between the 2 following activities:
Library Activity (10-11 years old):
Get into your team and do some fun games before the end of term.
Language Activity (12-14 years old):
Discover the origins of the Christmas celebration through fun activities.



12:45pm: Screening – Santa & Co
Christmas & Co.
cert. TBC; by Alain Chabat, 2017, 99’, feature, in French with English subtitles
Disaster! Christmas is on it’s way and the whole 92,000 Christmas elves in charge of manufacturing the toys for the children have become ill at the same time! Tough time for Santa who is left with no other choice than making an emergency trip to the Earth to find a remedy and save the magic of Christmas.