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Following are the films offered for the thirteen to fifteen years old age range. The films have been selected according to the educational level of the young spectators, whether in regard to the film’s complexity, format, or themes.

> Click on “Download the portfolio” in order to download the educational booklet in the language of your choice.
> If you wish to screen a film, please email Nathalie Charles (nathalie.charles@frenchculture.org)

FILM CATALOGUE:

  • Adama by Simon Rouby (Rights holder: Institut Français) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

Trailer available here

12 year-­old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies "the land of breaths", the kingdom of wicked spirits hungry for war. When Samba, his elder brother, suddenly vanishes from the village, Adama decides to set off in search of him.

2015 - France


  • Remi, Nobody's Boy (Rémi sans famille) by Antoine Blossier (Rights holder: Institut Français) - Download the portfolio in English / French

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Raised by a kindly peasant woman after being found as a baby, ten-year-old Remi is brutally taken from his adopted mother and sold by her husband to Signor Vitalis, an old travelling street musician with a shadowy past. Remi sets off on a long journey through France with his new master, their faithful dog Capi and mischievous monkey Mister Joli-Cœur. From adventures to misadventures, young Remi endears himself to Vitalis, who teaches him to read and helps him discover his extraordinary singing talent. The boy learns the rough life of a travelling showman and suffers through hunger, cold and sometimes great injustice. He also learns life, makes great friends and gains a mentor and father in Vitalis. But when the clothes he was found in as an infant and a mysterious lullaby from his distant past bring him closer to his origins, Remi is suddenly faced with a new set of challenges that could reveal his true identity and change forever the course of his young life.

2018 - France


  • Comme un lion  by Samuel Collardey (Rights holder: Institut Français) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

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Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come.

2013 - France


  • Tomboy  by Céline Sciamma (Rights holder: Institut Français)  - Download the portfolio in French

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A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

2011 - France


  • Polina  by Angelin Preljocaj (Rights holder: Oscilloscope) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

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Russia - 1990s. From early childhood, Polina was trained by the rigor and demand of Professor Bojinski and has become a promising classical dancer. As she prepares to join the prestigious Bolshoi ballet, she attends a contemporary dance show that deeply unsettles her.

2016 - France


  • Jour de fête by Jacques Tati (Rights holder: Janus Films) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish 

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Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize. The rising of the flagstaff under his direction nearly leads into a catastrophy - but everybody tells him, how important his work is. Sneering up Francois continues in the evening of the festive day. Made drunk, some 'friends' persuade him to watch a short-movie in a tent. This film is a stunt-show, covered as 'The modern delivery-techniques of the US-post. Francois takes it serious, not recognizing being teased. Next day, after getting sober in a goods wagon, he reorganizes his own delivery-methods. He has not the equipment, as his ideals in the short-movie have, but using only his bicycle, he makes good, funny progresses.

1949 - France


  • Le Havre by Aki Kaurismaki (Rights holder: Janus Films) - Download the portfolio in English / French / Spanish

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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

2011 - Finland, France, Germany