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  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (OPENS APRIL 7TH)

    This film opens on April 7th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 3rd.

    James Baldwin was a ground-breaking author, essayist and public intellectual who played a major role in articulating the complexity and toxicity of race relations in America... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 2 APRIL 2017

    Immerse yourself in the WWII world of Echoland – this year’s One City One Book Choice. On Saturday April 1st at 13.00, author Joe Joyce will introduce the programme double-bill.

    Archive at Lunchtime screenings are free – simply collect tickets... Read More

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  • THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (OPENS APRIL 14TH)

    This film opens on April 14th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 10th.

    An aging man tries to reconcile fateful decisions of decades past in Ritesh Batra’s (The Lunchbox) imaginative adaptation of Julian Barnes’s 2011 Booker-winning novel which ruminates... Read More

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  • CLASH (OPENS APRIL 21ST)

    This film opens on April 21st. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 17th .

    Egypt 2013, President Morsi has been toppled; as riots break out, a disparate group of dissidents and journalists are rounded up and bundled into the... Read More

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  • FEAST YOUR EYES: NERUDA

    Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a feast inspired by the film at the IFI Café Bar.

    Pablo Narraín’s new film, Neruda, follows hot on the heels of his last biopic, Jackie. Portrayed by Luis Gnecco as a vibrant, committed... Read More

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  • MYSTERY MATINEE: APRIL 2017

    This month, the IFI begins a new strand in which we invite our audiences to take a leap of faith, and to attend a screening about which only two things will be known: it could be literally anything from the... Read More

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  • THE TRANSFIGURATION (OPENS APRIL 21ST)

    This film opens on April 21st. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 17th.

    Michael O’Shea’s low-key, absorbing film centres on teenage loner and orphan Milo (Eric Ruffin), a usually taciturn boy who only becomes animated when discussing a topic... Read More

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  • LADY MACBETH (OPENS APRIL 28TH)

    This film opens on April 28th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 24th .

    There will be an Open Captioned (OC) screening on April 29th (16.00). Audio Described (AD) will be available on all screenings.

    Beautifully directed by William... Read More

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  • NERUDA (OPENS APRIL 7TH)

    This film opens on April 7th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 3rd .

    Pablo Larraín’s new film quickly follows has last biopic, Jackie, into cinemas, and sees him expand on its unconventional take on the genre in a film... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: BRIDGE OF SPIES

    Wild Strawberries is our bi-monthly film club for over 55s.

    With US-Russian relations dominating the political landscape, here’s a superb, old-fashioned drama from Steven Spielberg set during the Cold War, as envisioned by spymaster, John Le Carre.

    Spielberg’s assured direction... Read More

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  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (OPENS APRIL 14TH)

    This film opens on April 14th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 10th .

    Jack Nicholson gives what is perhaps his most indelible performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy in Miloš Forman’s masterpiece, one of just three films to win... Read More

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  • THE HANDMAIDEN (OPENS APRIL 14TH)

    This film opens on 14th April. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 10th.

    Opulent, erotic and replete with exquisite period detail and sly narrative trickery, The Handmaiden is everything we have come to expect from director Chan-wook Park... Read More

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  • IFI FAMILY: THE BIG KNIGHTS

    From the makers of Peppa Pig come the hilarious adventures of two brothers – Sir Boris, the finest swordsman in the world, and Sir Morris, the not so finest swordsman – and their noble, armour-plated pets, Sir Horace the Dog... Read More

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  • A QUIET PASSION (OPENS APRIL 7TH)

    This film opens on April 7th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 3rd.

    Cynthia Nixon gives a revelatory performance in Terence Davies’ delicate portrait of the great American poet Emily Dickinson. Davies charts Dickinson’s life from her college days... Read More

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  • IRISH FOCUS: REVOLUTION IN COLOUR

    This Easter Monday screening reclaims the story of the Irish struggle for independence during the first quarter of the 20th century from the remote world of black and white to the vibrant world of living colour. A meticulous job of... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME PROGRAMME 1 APRIL 2017

    Immerse yourself in the WWII world of Echoland – this year’s One City One Book Choice. On Saturday April 1st at 13.00, author Joe Joyce will introduce the programme double-bill.

    Archive at Lunchtime screenings are free – simply collect tickets... Read More

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  • SUNTAN (OPENS APRIL 28TH)

    This film opens on Friday the 28th of April. Tickets will go on sale on Monday the 24th of April.

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    As what director Argyris Papadimitropoulos describes as “a coming-of-middle-age story” begins, Kostis, a doctor in his early... Read More

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  • THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI (OPENS APRIL 21ST)

    This film opens on April 21st. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 17th .

    Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Juho Kuosmanen’s heart-warming début feature tells the true story of one of... Read More

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  • HEAL THE LIVING (OPENS APRIL 28TH)

    The film opens on Friday April 28th. Tickets will go on sale Monday 24th.

    A terrible car accident on the outskirts of Le Havre has left 17-year-old Simon on life-support; his parents Marianne (Emmanuelle Seigner) and Vincent (Kool Shen) are... Read More

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  • THE BIGGER PICTURE: THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

    Our monthly programme strand in which a key film is presented in the context of a notional film canon.

    A new wave in cinema, as explored through our Czech season, suggests the emergence of innovative ideas, or a desire to... Read More

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  • MULHOLLAND DRIVE (OPENS APRIL 14TH)

    This films opens on April 14th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 10th.

    A dark and twisting tale of Hollywood ambition, love and betrayal, Mulholland Drive is one of David Lynch’s most renowned and scrutinised works. In the... Read More

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  • HANDSOME DEVIL (OPENS APRIL 21ST)

    The film opens on April 21st. Tickets will go on sale on Monday April 17th.

    Handsome Devil is our April IFI Explorers choice. Visitors aged 15-18 can avail of €3 tickets for this screening, available exclusively from the IFI Box Office.

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  • RAW (OPENS APRIL 7TH)

    This film opens on April 7th. Tickets go on sale on Monday, April 3rd.

    IFI FILM CLUB – Join us for a discussion of Raw following the 18.15 screening on Tuesday April 18th.

    Raised a strict vegetarian, 16-year-old Justine (an impressive... Read More

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  • ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE-BILL APRIL 2017

    EMERGENCY ECHOES    

    Immerse yourself in the WWII world of Echoland – this year’s One City One Book Choice. On Saturday April 1st at 13.00, author Joe Joyce will introduce the programme double-bill.

    Archive at Lunchtime screenings are free –... Read More

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  • FROM THE VAULTS: MUSICTOWN 2017 – SOUND OF SILENTS

    IFI & MUSICTOWN PRESENT SOUND OF SILENTS

    Sound of Silents presents a programme of short silent films accompanied by new improvised scores. The selection has a distinct German flavour and includes a newsreel purportedly documenting the Irish Rising of 1914;... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

    In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows... Read More

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  • IFI Spotlight 2017 – Full Day

    Full day tickets are available for purchase from the link above.

    Morning session only tickets are available for purchase here.

    Afternoon session only tickets are available for purchase here.

    MORNING SESSION

    10.30                          

    Welcome... Read More

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  • IFI Spotlight 2017 – Afternoon session

    Afternoon session only tickets are available for purchase from the link above.

    Morning session only tickets are available for purchase here.

    Full day tickets tickets are available for purchase here.

    AFTERNOON SESSION

    14.00            ... Read More

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  • IFI Spotlight 2017 – Morning session

    Morning session only tickets are available for purchase from the link above.

    Full day tickets are available for purchase here.

    Afternoon session only tickets are available for purchase here.

    MORNING SESSION

    10.30                          

    Welcome from Professor Margaret Kelleher

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  • WHO’S GONNA LOVE ME NOW + SATELLITE Q&A AND PERFORMANCE

    Saar Moaz is an affable forty-year-old gay Israeli man living in London who sings regularly in the Gay Men’s Chorus; he’s also living with the burden of being HIV+ and the rejection he experienced at the hands of his conservative... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: JAROMÍR ŠOFR MASTERCLASS

    Part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    A career-spanning interview with Professor Jaromír Šofr, providing... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: NOBODY WILL LAUGH

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Inspired by a tale from Milan... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Miloš is an unambitious 22-year-old student... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE SEVENTH DAY, THE EIGHTH NIGHT

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    The stationmaster of an unremarkable Czech... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: INTIMATE LIGHTING

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Petr, a musician, and his girlfriend,... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE FIREMEN’S BALL

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    A grand ball has been arranged... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE CREMATOR

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Made hastily during the Prague Spring... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: MORAVIAN HELLAS / DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45.

    Described by Jan Švankmajer as ‘the... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE LOVES OF A BLONDE

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    Andula works at a shoe factory... Read More

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  • INTIMATE LIGHTING: A REPORT ON THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS

    Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

    A group of picnickers’ blissful summer’s... Read More

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  • FADING MEMORIES: WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE (+ PANEL DISCUSSION)

    Benjamin is an underdog who mainly lives in his virtual reality as a hacker. When he meets Max, a charismatic boy who belongs to a hacker group called CLAY (Clowns Lauching At You) he finally gets the chance to use... Read More

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  • FADING MEMORIES: THE CONVERSATION

    Antisocial technician Caul is the best known interception specialist in his branch. His most important rule: Don’t question the client´s aim. When a mysterious client and his assistant ask him to spy on two people Caul accepts this job. But... Read More

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  • HIPSTERS – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    1950s Moscow and the hipsters are at war with Young Communist League squares. Mels toes line till he meets rebellious Polly, buys a sax and learns to boogie, in this madcap fantasy of youth rebellion.

    Justin Doherty will talk about... Read More

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  • LEVIATHAN – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    Award-winning drama that draws on Biblical themes and life in contemporary Russia. Director Zvyagintsev offers a flawed hero, Kolya, who seeks to save his home from the corrupt local mayor. Symbolic and beautiful state-of-the-nation cinema from this contemporary auteur.

    Retired... Read More

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  • NIGHT WATCH – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    This high-octane, hit fantasy thriller pits post glasnost Muscovites battling forces of dark and light. Borrowing liberally from The Matrix and Star Wars, its Russian sensibility remains evident among the wheeling camera shots and death metal soundtrack.

    Dr Aidan Power... Read More

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  • THE COMMISSAR – EVENING COURSE FROM RUSSIA WITH FILM

    This civil war film was shelved until glasnost saw its release in 1988. It concerns pregnant Red Army commissar Klavdia, who moves in with a Russian-Jewish family. A harmonious communal life ensues, till the encroaching world war places the Jewish... Read More

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  • WILD STRAWBERRIES: EASTER PARADE

    When his dance partner quits, Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) picks Hannah (Judy Garland) and tries to mould her, until he realises she has heaps of her own talent and style.

    Together they start to make dance magic in wonderful sequences... Read More

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  • THE AGE OF SHADOWS (OPENS MARCH 31ST)

    This film opens March 31st. Tickets on sale now.

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    From the director of I Saw the Devil (2010), The Age of Shadows is a stylish spy thriller set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation of Korea in... Read More

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  • GRADUATION (OPENS MARCH 31ST)

    This film opens on March 31st. Tickets on sale now. 

    A father goes to extreme lengths to ensure his daughter’s academic success in Cristian Mungiu’s (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Beyond the Hills) excoriating delineation of corruption and moral... Read More

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  • ELLE

    There will be OPEN CAPTIONED (OC) screenings of Elle on Thursday, March 16th at 13.00, and Tuesday, March 21st at 20.30. AUDIO DESCRIPTION (AD) will be available on all screenings.

    Join us for a post-screening discussion of Elle on Thursday March 23rd... Read More

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  • AQUARIUS

    Showing before the 19.50 screening on Wednesday March 29th will be a trailer for artist and filmmaker Susan Gogan’s forthcoming film Potsdamer Platz. The film is being produced as part of the ARC course at IADT.

    Director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s debut... Read More

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  • THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

    There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Jim Sheridan on opening night, Friday, March 24th at 20.15. Tickets for this event are on sale now. Tickets for all other screenings will go on sale Monday March 20th.

    After an... Read More

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  • THE SALESMAN

    ★★★★ Irish Times ★★★★ Guardian

    The latest from Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (About Elly, A Separation) is an expertly crafted domestic drama where precise plotting and escalating tension are deftly employed to underpin the moral dilemma at... Read More

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  • ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (OPENS MARCH 31ST)

    This film opens on March 31st. Tickets on sale now. 

    In Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s remarkably prolific career, in which he made forty feature films before his death at thirty-seven, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul marked a significant turning point. It... Read More

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  • BETWEEN LAND AND SEA + Q&A

    This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in a community of surfers in Lahinch, Co. Clare, following their on-and off-season lives over the course of a sea-buffeted year. The surfers have dedicated their lives... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA – PART 2: PERESTROIKA

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

    Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA – PART 1: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

    Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a... Read More

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  • NT LIVE: TWELFTH NIGHT

    Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: MOANA

    Featuring a brand new heroine and plenty of catchy songs, hit animation Moana features a Polynesian teenager who, with help from demigod Maui, sails out on a daring mission to become a wayfinder, save her people and discover her own... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (Avril et le monde truqué)

    Recommended age 12+

    This beautiful animation in the steampunk sci-fi style, features a young girl, April, voiced by Marion Cotillard. Though set in 1941, France is stuck in the 19th century. There are no technological advancements and the country is... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: ABOUT A GIRL (Charleen macht Schluss)

    Recommended age 15+

    Working part-time in an undertakers, and listening repeatedly to Kurt Cobain, Charleen focuses on the darker side of life. Her mother thinks her daughter is depressed but, in fact, all she wants is some peace, so she... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: SING STREET

    Director John Carney won international acclaim with his lo-fi musical Once. He achieves a similar charm and effect with this 1980’s set, funny teen drama, in which Conor, (newcomer, Ferdia Peelo-Walsh), seeks to escape from the strains of family life... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: REAR WINDOW

    A masterclass in suspense and visual storytelling from Alfred Hitchcock, this comparative text for 2017/2018 explores themes of watching and relationships through its gripping narrative. Confined to a wheelchair in his apartment following an accident, the emotionally distant Jeff (James... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS

    An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out to a nearby island to camp. They soon... Read More

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  • IFI SCHOOLS: MY REVOLUTION (Ma révolution)

    Recommended age 15+

    The Arab Spring of 2011 was sparked by the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. In Paris, people take to the streets in support, but 14-year-old Marwenn, though of Tunisian background, has no interest in politics. Then he stumbles... Read More

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