The 34th edition of the Dinard British Film Festival will take place in Brittany from 27 September to 1 October. We'll be writing about the films in competition shortly, but you can get ready to sign up your classes to see some great British films at special schools showings. You need to register between 1 and 8 September for showings between 18 and 22 September.
As well as the film showings, there are workshops for schools and a cine concert around two episodes of Mr Bean. There are up to 6 showings a day from 18 to 22 September.
The films proposed for collège are on the theme of identity, an extremely rich subject for teens. A workshop on identity and interculturae is also on offer.
Miss Revolution (original title Misbehaviour): stars Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley as feminists who hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Miss Grenada, hoping to be the first woman of colour to win the event.
Young Plato: this documentary follows a project to use philosophy to teach pupils in an impoverished area of Belfast tolerance and critical thinking.
Music of My Life ( original title Blinded by the Light): Gurindher Chadha's adaptation of Safraz Manzoor's memoir about growing up as a first-generation Pakistani-Briton Thatcher-era northern England whose life is changed by the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.
For lycée, the theme is women and female experience. The four films are centred on female protagonists and all directed by women.
Radioactive: stars Rosamund Pike as Nobel-prizewinning physicist and chemist Marie Curie.
Blue Jean: centres around a gay teacher in 1980s England, who has to hide her sexuality.
Emily: Directed by Frances O’Connor and starring Emma Mackey (Eiffel, Death on the Nile), Emily tells us the imagined life of Emily Brontë and how she pushed back against society to finally write the literary classic Wuthering Heights.
Suffragette: stars Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter as members of the Suffragette movement for votes for women in the UK and Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, the movement's formidable leader.
For more information, check out the schools' page on the festival site, where you can download information about the films and an application form that needs to be submitted between 1 and 8 September.
Tel : 02 99 16 86 90
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