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Cork Film Festival 2019 Schools Programme

Cork Film Festival 2019 Schools Programme
In Partnership with the Irish Film Institute Education Department and The Regal Cinema,

The 64th edition of the Cork Film Festival takes place from the ​7-17th of November 2019.
Cork Film Festival is delighted to present a wide selection of films in our expanding Schools’
programme, in partnership with the Irish Film Institute Education Department. These
specially selected titles will support film in school curricula across Junior Cycle and Senior
Cycle in French, German, Spanish, as well as Geography and Transition Year.

New this year, due to demand in 2018, the Schools’ programme will play in ​The Regal
Cinema, Youghal, ​from ​Monday 11 to Thursday 14 November.

Monday 11 November, 10:30
Junior Cycle: French: ​Stars by the Pound (100 kilos d’étoiles)
Marie-Sophie Chambon / France / 2019 / 85 mins / ​Subtitled
Comedy / 12+

Lois has only one dream: becoming an astronaut. Although she’s gifted in physics, she has a
big problem. Lois weighs over 200 pounds – a family trait she’s inescapably stuck with. Just
when everything seems lost, Lois meets Amélie, Stannah, and Justine: three teenagers
shattered, like her, by life’s tough breaks; yet ready for anything in order to leave with her for
outer space. Along the way, they fight, bond and discover they’re not so different after all. ​It’s
a heart-warming story of friendship, acceptance, and the importance of loving yourself.

Monday 11 November, 11:00
Senior Cycle: German:​ A Jar Full of Life (​Vielmachglas)
Florian Ross / Germany / 2018 / 89 mins / Subtitled
Comedy / Drama / 15+

Marleen, a young woman in her early 20s still lives at home with her parents and has no
goals or aspirations to speak of. Like a lot of people her age, she’s stuck in a rut that seems
impossible to overcome. Ultimately, it takes a personal tragedy to shake her awake. Out of a
sense of guilt and despair, Marleen embarks on an adventure. It’s the beginning of a
storybook journey that’s just as funny as it is emotionally poignant. The further she travels
away from home, the closer she gets to herself.

Tuesday 12 November, 10:30
Senior Cycle: French:​ ​A Colony (Une Colonie)
Geneviève Dulude-De Celles / Canada / 2018 / 102 mins / Subtitled
Drama / 15+

This year’s French-language film choice is a remarkable coming-of-age tale that explores
themes of loneliness and connection. We follow the daily life of 12-year-old Mylia and the
prejudices of her high school in Centre-du-Québec. Everything feels make-or-break for her,
whether it’s nervously joining in with a group of drunk teens dancing at a house party or
working up the courage to defend her new friend Jimmy. The eternal choice in navigating
high school politics – to conform or to rebel?

Tuesday 12 November, 11.00
Junior Cycle: French: ​Stars by the Pound (100 kilos d’étoiles)
See above for details

Wednesday 13 November, 10:30
Senior Cycle: Spanish: ​Everybody Knows (​Todos lo saben)
Asghar Farhadi / Spain, France, Italy / 2018 / 132 mins / Subtitled
Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller / 15+

This tense psychological drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem explores the
complex relationships within a close-knit community. Laura and her two children travel from
Argentina to Spain to attend her sister’s wedding. The joyful reunion soon turns tragic when
her older daughter gets kidnapped, revealing a dark web of hidden secrets. Signs suggest
that the abduction may be an inside job, done by people who know certain family secrets.
Everyone starts to suspect everyone else—even the missing girl’s father.

Wednesday 13 November, 11:00
Transition Year: ​Float Like a Butterfly
Carmel Winters / Ireland / 2018 / 101 mins
Drama / 15+

A powerful and timely story of a girl’s fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of
classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in
roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing
ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and
destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to
imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of
all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be.

Thursday 14 November 10:30
Junior Cycle: ​German: This Crazy Heart (​Dieses bescheuerte Herz​)
Marc Rothemund / Germany / 2017 / 104 mins / ​Subtitled
Comedy / Drama / 13+

30-something Lenny is living the fast life when his father attempts to enlist him as a bigger
brother figure to 15-year-old David. Lenny helps David with the things he wants to
experience at least once before it’s too late: Go shopping for cool clothes, steal a car, things
like that. A friendship results that’s so serious, so intense, so wild, as if there’s no tomorrow –
which may be true. This box office hit gives German language students a contemporary tale
based on a true story.
Contains brief scenes of nudity and drug use, and brief sequences with flashing lights.

Thursday 14 November: 11:00
Senior Cycle: French: ​A Colony (Une Colonie)
See above for details.

Please note that advanced booking is required. All screenings cost €6 per student per
screening and teachers attending go free.

To book, please contact ​sc[email protected] outlining your preferred venue, screening
title and number of students you wish to bring.