12 March 2012
Cineschool is a brand new film festival for schools from Film Education and we are pleased to be taking part this year. Film Education is a charity that supports and promotes the use of film within the curriculum as a teaching aid, an agenda that FACT also promotes through our Schools and Learning programme. For this year's Cineschool, the programme is focused on European film as it offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn more about each other's cultural identity and become more culturally aware as a result.
Screenings at FACT
Tomboy - 15 March, 10am
A 10 year-old girl, settling into her new neighbourhood outside Paris, is mistaken for a boy and has to live up to this new identity since it's too late for the mistake to be clarified.
The film follows the events between a woman, Lola, and her boyfriend, Mani, who she desperately tries to save from death by helping him obtain a huge amount of money he carelessly lost. The film's exciting narrative tells the story from three different perspectives.
Eleanor's Secret - 21 March, 10am
After Nathanael inherits his eccentric aunt's book collection he discovers that all the heroes of children's literature have taken shelter in the books and that they are now counting on him for protection. When his parents start selling off the books its down to Nathanael to brave everything and save his tiny friends.
Broken Embraces - 23 March, 10am
Pedro Almodovar's film once again reunites the director with his muse Penelope Cruz. Broken Embraces is a film noir of sorts that centres on a blind screenwriter, Harry Caine (Llu's Homar), who used to be a director known as Mateo Blanco until a road accident caused him to lose his sight.
If you would like to book any of these screenings for your school, just follow the online links above, or call Film Education on 020 7292 7360.
For more information about Cineschool or arranging a screening at FACT through our Schools and Learning Programme, get in touch with Anna Kronenburg.