UK film for beginners
by Bénédicte Prot
25/09/2008 - While Cinéfête (travelling French film festival aimed at German school children) is currently underway, a similar initiative (inspired by the latter) dedicated to UK film starts its second tour today in Hachenburg.
Britfilms – organised by AG Kino - Gilde, the association of German arthouse cinemas – hosts daytime screenings to give school children a taste for film and UK culture. Training sessions are also provided, as well as information packs about each film, to enable teachers to continue the cultural initiative in the classroom.
This year, there will be matinée screenings of six features. These include Shane Meadows’ This is England [trailer], which looks at young skinheads; Kirk Jones’ Nanny McPhee [trailer], in which Emma Thompson plays a nanny with magical powers; Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist [trailer]; Kenneth Glenaan’s Yasmin; Stephen Daldry’s now-classic Billy Elliot; and the playful musical film A Hard Day's Night (1964), starring the Beatles.
Britfilms will tour 40 cities, including Berlin (late March), Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Potsdam and Weimar. Details about the programme and films are available on the website: AG Kino – Gilde.
(Translated from French)