Health & Wellbeing

A strand of titles for the 2022 Into Film Festival which all contain stories about health and wellbeing.

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Once seen as taboo, being open and discussing our mental health (and encouraging those around us to do the same) has finally been recognised as a crucial part of how we live our lives. Many of us, including young people, still find this difficult, perhaps struggling to find the words for what we are trying to express.

Film, as with all art forms, can help us with this; whether it is developing empathy through learning about the experiences of others, learning how to take care of oneself, or becoming more aware of the impact that behaviour such as bullying can have on others, the films in this strand have been selected to encourage discussion with young people about all aspects of our wellbeing. 

Films that are part of Health & Wellbeing

Belle

Cert12

Age group11+

Duration121 mins

Belle(2021)

Fantasy anime about a teenage girl who becomes an overnight singing sensation in a virtual world.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such growing up, community, life and death and child safety, and links to subjects including ICT and PSHE Education.

Censor

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration84 mins

Censor(2021)

A film censor becomes unravelled as she begins to notice similarities between her traumatic childhood and a horror film she is examining at work.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such mental health, law and order, life and death, and links to subjects including Psychology and Media Studies.

The Crossing

CertUnclassified

Age group11+

Duration84 mins

The Crossing(2021)

Painted animation about two siblings who are fleeing across the continent as they are being pursued by an unspecified European country.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such child safety, growing up, law and order, and family, and links to subjects including French and Citizenship.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Cert12

Age group11–16

Duration111 mins

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain(2021)

Biopic exploring the eccentric life of a British artist who rose to prominence at the end of the 19th century thanks to his surreal cat paintings.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such mental health, family, fame and consumerism, and links to subjects including History and Art & Design.

Flee

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration90 mins

Flee(2021)

Animated documentary in which a man recounts his traumatic experience of leaving his homeland of Afghanistan as a child refugee decades earlier.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such child safety, life and death, refugees and immigration, and links to subjects including Politics and Citizenship.

Futura

Cert12

Age group11+

Duration105 mins

Futura(2021)

Thoughtful Italian documentary in which young people reveal their hopes and fears about the future.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such growing up, mental health, school and equality, and links to subjects including Italian and Careers.

Girls Girls Girls

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration100 mins

Girls Girls Girls(2022)

Finnish coming-of-age drama about three teenagers exploring the complexities of love for the first time.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, growing up, love and relationships, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Y Llyfrgell (The Library Suicides)

Cert15

Age group14+

Duration85 mins

Y Llyfrgell (The Library Suicides)(2016)

A pair of unconventional twins who work in a Welsh library plot revenge against the man they believe murdered their mother, a famous author.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such mental health, family, authors and characters, and links to subjects including Psychology and Welsh.

La Mif (The Fam)

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration110 mins

La Mif (The Fam)(2021)

A collection of stories following a group of troubled girls living at a residential care home as they navigate unexpected tension and new friendships.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such anti-bullying, mental health, and physical health, and links to subjects including Psychology and PSHE Education.

Off the Rails

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration91 mins

Off the Rails(2022)

Coming-of-age documentary following two thrill-seeking British teenagers as they attempt to process the death of their friend.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such mental health, addiction and friendship, and links to subjects including Psychology and Physical Education.

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

Cert12

Age group14+

Duration95 mins

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)(2021)

Irish-language drama about a neglected child who, after being fostered by relatives, discovers what both love and loss truly mean.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such child safety, growing up, abuse and poverty, and links to subjects including Gaelic Irish.

Souad

Cert12A

Age group14+

Duration102 mins

Souad(2021)

Egyptian drama exploring the impact of social media on two very different sisters in modern-day Egypt as they navigate their young lives.

This film is included in our Health & Wellbeing strand as it deals with topics such mental health, gender representation, and growing up, and links to subjects including PSHE Education and Arabic.

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