Cork International Film Festival is delighted to present a diverse and exciting programme of films for young people as part of our Schools programme in November.
The Schools programme is available at Gate Cinemas Cork, Midleton and Mallow from 14th to 18th November, 2022.
Each student ticket is €6.50, accompanying teachers can attend free of charge.
To inquire about the screenings’ schedule and for bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Cert French: King
David Moreau | France | 2022 | 105 mins | Drama | +12 | French, Subtitled
When King, a trafficked lion cub, escapes from the airport in mid-transit, the frightened animal ends up in the home of Inès and Alex. Instant friends, the siblings come up with a plan to bring King back to a nature reserve in Africa. With the customs agents on their tail, the pair enlist the help of their quirky grandfather Max to join their unconventional road trip.
To access the Study Guides available for King, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
TY and Leaving Cert French / Green Screen – Environmental Activism:
The Horizon (L’Horizon)
Emilie Carpentier | France | 2021 | 85 mins | +15 | Drama | French, Subtitled
On the outskirts of Paris, where housing projects rise out of fields, Adja, 18, feels overshadowed by her soccer-playing brother and social media influencer best friend, and while her mother struggles to save her hometown in Senegal, she has only a blurred vision of her future. But when she develops a connection with classmate Arthur, an activist fighting against a proposed new construction in their community, her political and environmental awareness rises, and Adja joins the fight of her generation.
To access the Study Guides available for The Horizon (L’Horizon), please visit: https://ifi.ie/
Leaving Cert French: La Traviata: My Brothers and I (La Traviata: Mes frères et Moi)
Yohan Manca | France | 2021 | 108 mins | Drama | +15 | French, Subtitled
The youngest of four brothers, 14-year-old Nour helps care for his mother who is in a coma. Remembering her passion for Italian Opera, Nour plays it for her, all whilst beginning to develop a passion for the music. Despite rising tensions at home, Nour dreams of escape. A family on the border of society, with each of his brothers struggling day to day to make ends meet and survive any way they can, a chance meeting with Opera singer Sarah offers Nour an opportunity to explore new horizons and come into his own.
Contains brief scenes of violent nature between brothers.
To access the Study Guides available for La Traviata: My Brothers and I, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
Junior Cert German: The Path (Der Pfad)
Tobias Wiemann | Germany | 2022 | 100 mins | Drama | +12 | German, Subtitled
Based on the novel by Rüdiger Bertram and inspired by true events, Der Pfad follows 12-year old Rolf, as he flees Nazi terror alongside his father and dog in 1940. Assisted by young Núria, their route to freedom is the Pyrenees Mountain Range across France and Spain. What follows is a gripping yet heartwarming tale that speaks on ever-relevant issues of fleeing war and persecution, as two young people learn to support and rely on one another for help.
To access the Study Guides available for The Path, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
Leaving Cert German: Klammer – Chasing the Line
Andreas Schmied | Austria | 2021 | 100 mins | Biopic, Sport | +15 |German, Subtitled
Set in 1970s Austria and based on true events, we follow skier Franz Klammer in the five-day lead-up to what will be the biggest event of his career to date; the 1976 Winter Olympics. Enduring an overbearing marketing campaign, grumpy coaches and the pressure of a nation, all while balancing a blossoming relationship with girlfriend Eva, this nostalgia-hued biopic offers a charismatic portrait of the legendary skier and his desire to go against the grain.
To access the Study Guides available for Klammer: Chasing The Line, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
Leaving Cert English: The Tragedy of Macbeth
Joel Coen | United States | 2021 | 105 mins | Drama
A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
Multiple Oscar-winning director, Joel Coen, takes on Shakespeare’s tragedy in this pared-back, black-and-white adaptation. Starring Denzel Washington as a world-weary military Thane and Frances McDormand as the plotting Lady Macbeth, with Brendan Gleeson as the King, the brilliant sets appear like a film noir backdrop, creating an increasingly nightmarish world.
To access the Study Guides available for The Tragedy of Macbeth, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
Junior Cert & TY: Where is Anne Frank?
Ari Folman | Belgium, Luxembourg | 2022 | 99 mins | Drama, Animation
Many who read The Diary of Anne Frank would recall Kitty; the imaginary recipient of Anne’s deepest thoughts and musings. Set in contemporary Amsterdam, Kitty comes to life one night and embarks on a journey to find her dear friend. Diary in hand, Kitty dodges police and befriends refugees, all while striving to learn what truly happened to Anne. Directed by Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir, 2006), this beautifully animated feature hops between the present and the past to present a thoughtful retelling of Anne’s story that will probe useful discussions on the Holocaust and the ongoing modern refugee crisis.
To access the Study Guides available for Where is Anne Frank?, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
TY and up: 1922 – 2022 Commemoration / FREE EVENT
Engagement & Endurance: Cork City Women in the 1920s
Ciara Buckley, David Slowo | Ireland |2021 | 35 mins | Documentary
This short documentary focuses on the often overlooked role played by Cork women in the turbulent period of the struggle for independence. Exploring themes of loss, political engagement, social justice and conflicting loyalties, providing insight on the tenacity and strength of women in that era.
To access the Study Guides available for Engagement & Endurance: Cork City Women in the 1920s, please visit: https://ifi.ie/
Commissioned by Cork City Council, as part of the Decade of Commemorations and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts Gaeltacht, Sport & Media.