Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Animation, Comedy, Drama
This unforgettable full-length claymation skillfully highlights the power of human connection to colour lives in a bleak-seeming world. Neglected by her alcoholic mother, eight-year-old Mary Daisy Dinkle from Melbourne is desperate for company. Picking a name at random from a directory, she becomes unlikely pen pals with Max Jeremy Horowitz - a depressed, obese forty-four-year-old who lives alone in New York and has Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism that can affect social interaction). A touching, intensely witty correspondence of twenty years ensues.
This film contains suicide references and infrequent drug use.
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A film guide that looks at Mary and Max (2009), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Stream on Into Film+
Stop-motion animation version of Roald Dahl's woodland tale that combines a beautiful old-fashioned aesthetic with Wes Anderson's trademark dialogue.
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Made by a group of autistic young people from Wales, this film sees them appealing for greater understanding of the challenges they face every day at school.
Viewing time 10 mins
We look at how film can help to raise awareness of autism, while Into Film Club member Bethany speaks about her own experience of autism in school life.
Reading time 4 mins
We take a closer look at new teen high-school drama The Edge of Seventeen (which is out on DVD now) and how teenagers and their lives are represented on film.
Reading time 4 mins
Exploring the best of world cinema and foreign language titles for primary and secondary ages.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films25
A selection of films that Into Film recommend as good for engaging pupils with varied special educational needs (SEN).
No. of films37
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