When Marnie Was There: Film Guide
A film guide that looks at When Marnie Was There (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Tue 11 Feb 2020
13:00 - 15:20
Strand Arts Centre,
152-154 Holywood Rd,
WHAT: Into Film is proud to present a free educational screening of When Marnie Was There as part of the Spring Screenings: Changing Times programme. At a time of remarkable change around attitudes towards the environment, technology, politics, and identity, particularly for young people, this film will open up discussion around some of these themes, utilising the remarkable power of cinema to deepen learning as well as provoke conversation and debate. The screening will be preceded by a short compilation of archive film on the theme, special schools' edit provided by Yorkshire Film Archive.
WHEN: Tuesday 11 February, 1pm - 3.20pm (the event will start promptly at 1.15pm)
WHERE: Strand Arts Centre, 152-154 Holywood Rd, Belfast BT4 1NY.
Certificate: U - BBFC. Into Film recommends this film is engaging for ages 7-14.
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
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When Marnie Was There
Anna, a shy and awkward 12-year-old, finds it difficult to fit in, and when her anxiety-related asthma becomes more serious her foster mother sends her away to recover with relatives in the country. Initially unsure of herself but encouraged by her aunt and uncle, Anna befriends a mute boatman who lets her borrow his rowboat to explore her new surroundings. Drawn to a mysterious abandoned mansion on the other side of the marsh, Anna meets a spirited girl her own age called Marnie, and a deep friendship develops that Marnie makes her promise to keep secret.
Very mild threat, scenes of emotional distress.