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Action and Adventure, Family, Period and Historical
A family-friendly adventure is not something you would expect the director of Gangs of New York and Shutter Island to make, but that's what Martin Scorsese has achieved here with characteristic style. Hugo is a wide-eyed orphaned boy who lives within the walls of a bustling train station in 1930’s Paris. His lonely life is given a purpose by constructing a mysterious unfinished robot left to him by his father. The final piece of the metallic jigsaw comes in the unlikely form of friendly young girl, Isabelle - she wears a key around her neck that is a perfect fit for the robots lock. As the catch clicks free, a magical challenge awaits the pair that embraces their joint-love of cinema. The sophisticated storytelling and lavish camera work combine to create a loving postcard to the power of film and the magnificent flights of imagination it so often propels.
A film guide that looks at Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
This resource covers a range of book adaptations on film.
Help secondary students develop a respect for intellectual property.
Fascinating early slice of science fiction and a founding stone of modern cinema.
7+ years 15 mins
Beautiful science fiction fairy tale based on the future production of Mechas, humanoid robots.
11–16 years 140 mins
Animated fable about toymaker Geppetto and his wooden puppet Pinocchio, who is brought to life after he wishes for a son.
5–11 years 83 mins
Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.
Award-winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell joined us at the Into Film Festival to lead a 45min Q&A and reveal the fascinating world of costume design.
Viewing time 4 mins
Paul Scowcroft, our final Leader of the Month for 2016, offers his tips for new clubs and discusses his varied strategies when it comes to review writing.
Reading time 7 mins
We recently partnered with Urdd Gobaith Cymru to run a Welsh language review writing competition - read the two winning entries here.
Reading time 4 mins
A selection of films which explore the world of the film industry itself, from gentle parodies to loving homages.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films15
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