French Film | Secondary Schools | Senior Cycle

  • 19th Nov
  • 10:30
  • Droichead Arts Centre,

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Tuesday 19th November

Une Colonie (A Colony)

Canada | 2018 | 102 mins  | Drama | Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

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.