French Film for School
Une Colonie (A Colony)
Age recommendation 15+
This year’s French language film choice is a Francophone region story from Canada.
In this affecting tale, Mylia, is a 12 year old girl in Centre-du-Québec, struggling to fit in at a new school. Finding solace in the outdoors with fellow outsider Jimmy, a boy of Abenaki descent, the two outsiders learn to navigate the precariousness of their environments, confronting concepts of citizenship and belonging. Beautifully shot and tenderly observed, Une Colonie is remarkable coming of age tale that explores themes of loneliness and connection through its moving story.
Canada • 2018 • 102 mins • Drama • Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
The Irish Film Institute is Ireland's national cultural institution for film. The IFI supports film in school curriculum and promoting moving image culture for young audiences.This screening is presented in association with IFI Education.
A free study guide will be made available through the following link- https://ifi.ie/study-guides