Language & Creativity

A specially selected programme of films featuring stories about expression through forms including the written word, performing arts, play and the online world.

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Language and creativity are all around us: language, in all its diverse forms, impacts almost every moment of our lives, both positively and negatively. Alongside films in English, this strand includes titles in modern foreign and indigenous languages, allowing young people to see these languages in action and develop a greater feel for their nuances.

The films also include characters expressing themselves through the written word, the performing arts, play, and the online world.

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Films that are part of Language & Creativity

Amazing Grace

CertU

Age group11+

Duration88 mins

Amazing Grace(2018)

Spellbinding documentary following Aretha Franklin’s live recording of the best-selling gospel album.

This film deals with topics such as family, community, and post-production, and links to subjects including Music and Film Studies.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cert12A

Age group14+

Duration134 mins

Bohemian Rhapsody(2018)

Vibrant celebration of the life and music of British rock-band Queen, focusing on their remarkable lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

This film deals with topics such as theatre, addictions, fame and consumerism, and links to subjects including Media Studies, Music and Performing Arts.

Faces Places

Cert12A

Age group11+

Duration94 mins

Faces Places(2017)

Documentary in which filmmaker Agnès Varda travels around rural France with a street artist, capturing portraits of local residents and communities.

This film deals with topics such as visual arts, film history, friendships, travel and exploration, and links to subjects including Film Studies, French and Geography.

The Grinch

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration90 mins

The Grinch(2018)

Animated comedy in which the village of Whoville look set to have their Christmas ruined for them by the grumpy Grinch.

This film deals with topics such as growing up, anti-bullying, community, storytelling, festivals and celebrations, and links to subjects including English, Literacy and PSHE Education.

Double bill: The Gruffalo & Zog

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration54 mins

Double bill: The Gruffalo & Zog(2009)

Fabulous animated double-bill of stories from the wildly popular Gruffalo series.

These films deal with topics such as food and health, books and plays, monsters and animals, and link to subjects including English, Literacy and PSHE Education.

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part

CertU

Age group5–16

Duration106 mins

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part(2019)

The much-loved mini figurines must travel to another galaxy to save their city from DUPLO® invaders from outer space.

This film deals with topics such as design, community, equality and gender representation, and links to subjects including Citizenship, PSHE Education and Art & Design.

Macbeth

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration113 mins

Macbeth(2015)

Bloody and brutal adaptation of Shakepeare’s tragedy about a man consumed by ambition and desire for the throne.

This film deals with topics such as theatre, democracy, mental health, Shakespeare, and mythology, and links to subjects including Citizenship, English and History.

Playmobil: The Movie

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration99 mins

Playmobil: The Movie(2019)

A teenage girl must enter the animated world of Playmobil when her younger brother suddenly disappears.

This film deals with topics such as family, gender representation, crafts and design, and links to subjects including Art & Design.

Revolting Rhymes

CertPG

Age group5–11

Duration60 mins

Revolting Rhymes(2016)

Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic collection of fairy-tales presented with a wicked twist.

This film deals with topics such as storytelling, monsters, folk and fairy tales, and links to subjects including English and Art & Design.

Stan & Ollie

CertPG

Age group7–16

Duration98 mins

Stan & Ollie(2018)

Biopic of iconic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy as they embark on their comeback tour around Britain.

This film deals with topics such as friendships, British cinema, historical periods, fame and consumerism, and links to subjects including Careers, Film Studies and History.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Cert15

Age group16+

Duration107 mins

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark(2019)

Three teenage friends must face their fears after discovering a book of scary stories which begins to come to life.

This film deals with topics such as monsters, books and plays, growing up, storytelling and friendships, and links to subjects including Literacy.

Song of the Sea

CertPG

Age group5–11

Duration92 mins

Song of the Sea(2014)

A beautiful and touching animation based on an Irish folktale about a little girl who turns into a Selkie.

This film deals with topics such as family, growing up, child safety, mythology, folk and fairy tales, and links to subjects including Art & Design and PSHE Education.

Wonder Park

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration85 mins

Wonder Park(2019)

This animated adventure tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl comes alive.

This film deals with topics such as family, life and death, growing up, community and animals, and links to subjects including PSHE Education and Art & Design.

Yesterday

Cert12A

Age group11+

Duration116 mins

Yesterday(2019)

A struggling musician wakes up after an accident to find that he is the only person in the world who remembers The Beatles.

This film deals with topics such as mass media, historical figures, fame and consumerism, and links to subjects including Careers, Music and Performing Arts.

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