Transition Year

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Oct 10, Nov 6, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 12, Mar 28 – 10.30 (rec age 15+)

This year’s senior French film choice for schools is the sensitive, realistic story of Maxime and Mélanie, a teen couple in love. Maxime is a talented footballer and likely to be selected for trials. Life is good but when Mélanie comes pregnant, their worlds are rocked. Their parents’ responses are very differently, and as the pair try to decide what to do, they feel pressure coming at them from all sides.

An honest and heartfelt drama about young people thrust into adulthood, it poses rich questions for discussion such as ‘Who am I?’, ‘How do I make decisions?’ and ‘Who do I want to be?’

Please note this film contains some strong sexual references and a scene with strobe lighting.

Study guide in association with the French Cultural Service available here.

Also showing around Ireland – click for locations.


The Silent Revolution
Oct 11, Jan 17, Feb 5 – 10.30 (rec age 15) 
Based on true events, The Silent Revolution is a captivating Col War-era drama told from the perspective of two East German high school students. During a visit to West Berlin in 1956, Theo and Kurt witness dramatic footage of the violent Budapest uprising against Soviet forces. Back at school in Stalinstadt, they spontaneously stage a silent protest in class in support of the Hungarians who lost their lives.
Set during the Soviet occupation, the film highlights the stifling grip that the authorities maintained in the region and the impact on those living there.
Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. Study guide available here.
Also showing around Ireland – click for locations. 

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