Junior Cycle

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


Feb 13, 10.30 (rated PG)
Approaching a film adaptation of a much-loved book is always a challenge. Will it be different to the source material? 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.


Miss Impossible
Dec 4, Jan 31, Apr 4 – 10.30 (rec age 12+)
This fresh drama centres on a 13-year-old Aurore, who is trying to find a sense of belonging in the world, stuck between a beautiful older sister and a brainy younger one.
Léna Magnien excels as the prickly teen, 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. The band’s friendship helps her open up, realise her own talent, and prompts her family to see her in a different light.
Study guide in association with the French Cultural Service available here.
Screening around Ireland – click for locations.


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. Stubbornly refusing to participate in the programme, she runs away into the beautiful landscape that surrounds the clinic, hoping to find some freedom. While hiding she meets local boy Bart and they embark on a courageous adventure in search of a mountain cure. What follows is a story
of unlikely friendship and a young girl’s struggle for autonomy.
Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. Study guide available here.
Screening around Ireland – click for locations. 


Hero Steps
Mar 7, Apr 11 – 10.30 (rec age 12+) 
Ten-year-old Eduardo has more than his share of challenges: as a victim of Colombia’s armed conflict, he has lost a limb in a landmine explosion, and now
must negotiate life in a children’s home. However, not one to be deterred, Eduardo sets his sights on participating in a children’s soccer tournament. With
the help of his music teacher and some dedicated friends, Eduardo manages to mobilise a team to take on a rival club.
In association with Consejería de Educación, Embassy of Spain. Study guide available here.
Screening around Ireland – click for locations. 


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