Junior Cycle

To book IFI Education events please contact Richard or Aoife on 01 679 5744 or schools@irishfilm.ie. 

Find out about each of this year’s Junior Cycle screenings by clicking the subjects below:

ENGLISH

FRENCH

GERMAN

SPANISH

GAEILGE

ART

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ENGLISH

Wonder
Feb 13, 10.30 (PG)
This film adaptation of RJ Palacio’s bestselling novel offers a good opportunity for writing a review, or comparing the book with the film. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play the loving parents of 10-year-old Auggie who suffers a rare facial disfigurement and now has to face down the school bullies.
Also showing at: Portlaoise, Dunamaise Arts Centre – March 28th. Contact: 057 866 3355.

FRENCH

Miss Impossible
Dec 4, Jan 31, Apr 4 – 10.30 (rec age 12+)
Fresh drama centred on 13-year-old Aurore, who is trying to find a sense of belonging in the world. Rebellious and full of smart answers, her parents threaten boarding school, but an empathetic teacher and an offer to join a band give her new possibilities. Presented in association with the French Cultural Service. Studyguide available here.

Screening around Ireland – click for locations.

GERMAN

Mountain Miracle
Oct 23, Dec 6 – 10.30 (rec age 12+)
Suffering from asthma, 13-year-old Amelie is sent for treatment to a remote clinic in South Tyrol, Austria. Running away into the beautiful landscape, she meets local boy Bart and they embark on a courageous adventure in search of a mountain cure in this story of unlikely friendship. Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. Study guide available here.

Screening around Ireland – click for locations. 

SPANISH

Hero Steps
Mar 7, Apr 11 – 10.30 (rec age 12+) Ten-year-old Eduardo has more than his share of challenges: he has lost a limb in a landmine explosion, and now must negotiate life in a children’s home. However, undeterred, he sets his sights on participating in a children’s soccer tournament and manages to mobilise a team to take on a rival club. Studyguide in association with Consejería de Educación available here.

Screening around Ireland – click for locations.

GAEILGE

Rún Cheannannais Mhóir (The Secret of Kells)
Mar 12 – 10.30 (PG)
I gcomhair Sheachtain na Gaeilge, táimid ag taispeáint an leagain Ghaeilge de chéad bheochan fada an Cartoon Salon. Tá Breandán Óg ina chónaí i mainistir meánaoiseach Cheanannais. Nuair a insíonn Aodhán, maisitheoir iontach, dó faoi thóir ársa ar sheoid, tosaíonn Breandán ar chuardach a chuireann é i dteagmháil le hainmhithe miotasacha, Lochlannaigh urchóideacha agus spioraid na coillearnaí.

For Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019, we will show the Irish language version of Cartoon Saloon’s first feature. Young Brendan lives in the medieval monastery of Kells where Aidan, a brilliant illuminator, tells him about the ancient quest for a jewel, Brendan starts a search which brings him in contact with mythical creatures, sinister Norsemen, and woodland spirits.

ART

The Breadwinner
Jan 10 – 10.30 (12A)
This beautiful hand-drawn animation from Kilkenny based Cartoon Saloon focuses on the plight of 12-year old Parvana and her family in Afghanistan. When the Taliban imprisons her father, Parvana must disguise herself as a boy in order to rescue him, taking inspiration from the heroic legends her father once told her.
+ Workshop (Jan 10)
Visit the National Gallery of Ireland for a post-screening workshop to explore the ways in which artists portray the human figure. Workshop spaces are limited. Booking through IFI Education on 01 679 5744 or schoools@irishfilm.ie
Also showing at Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre. Oct 17. 045 448 327.

 

 

 


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