Short Films with your Collège Students

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 20 October 2021 > Webpicks

The This is England short-film festival in Rouen has a specific programme of short films for collège classes covering topics from food poverty to sharing, coming-of-age to fossil hunting. If you sign up for a collège showing, your students will see eight films ranging in length from 1m30 to 19 minutes. There’s one animation, one … Continue reading “Short Films with your Collège Students”

So Many Short Films at the This is England Festival in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 October 2021 > Pedagogy

The festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary edition a year late from 12 to 20 November. Last year’s edition was postponed several times because of COVID. So the organisers decided to organise a bumper edition this year, with last year’s selection and a new one. And as usual, special attention has been given to school … Continue reading “So Many Short Films at the This is England Festival in Rouen”

Quais du Polar Lyon 2021

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 July 2021 > What's On

Calling all detective fiction fans: Lyon’s Quais du Polar festival is back from 2-4 July with the cream of crime-fiction authors from around the globe in genres from adult to kids’ fiction, comic books and more. A couple of Anglophone authors who caught our eye are David Vann  from the U.S.A. and R.J. Ellory from the … Continue reading “Quais du Polar Lyon 2021”

James Joyce and Bloomsday

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 09 June 2021 > Celebrate

Ireland has a rich literary heritage and is fond of honouring it. On 16 June every year, it is author James Joyce who is remembered, as Joyce fans all over Ireland and the world celebrate Bloomsday in honour of his novel Ulysses. Ulysses, published in 1922, consists of 18 episodes mirroring Homer’s Odyssey and takes … Continue reading “James Joyce and Bloomsday”

Literature Festival in Lyon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 21 May 2021 > What's On

The Littérature Live Festival will take place in Lyon and the surrounding region, as well as online, from 25 to 30 May 2021. It’s the successor of the annual Assises internationales du Roman and this year features 40 different contemporary authors, quite a few of whom write in English. As well as events at the … Continue reading “Literature Festival in Lyon”

This is England… in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 November 2019 > What's On

The This is England short films festival is returning to celebrate British films in Rouen. The expanded version runs from 16 to 24 November. Short films are a brilliant way to introduce British culture to language learners, and special schools screenings and teaching packs are provided to spread the message. Many of this year’s films … Continue reading “This is England… in Rouen”

Women’s Voices at Deauville 2019

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 04 September 2019 > What's On

The 45th Deauville American film festival, taking place from 6 to 15 September, has a particularly feminine slant this year, with a large number of female-directed films, and two women jury presidents, Catherine Deneuve for the competition jury, and Anna Mouglalis for the revelation jury. Deauville is its usual mix of mainstream and edgy, split … Continue reading “Women’s Voices at Deauville 2019”

British Short Films Galore in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > What's On

The This is England short films festival is returning to the Omnia cinema in Rouen from 12 to 18 November. Fiction, documentary and animated films running from 2 minutes to half an hour, there’s something for everyone. And special schools screenings every morning with accompanying teaching packs. Short films, like short stories, can pack an … Continue reading “British Short Films Galore in Rouen”