Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
English / Japanese
Set in Japan, during preparations for the 1964 Olympic Games, From Up on Poppy Hill continues Studio Ghibli's tradition of beautifully animated, compelling stories. Umi is a teenager, living with her grandmother on the picturesque Poppy Hill. She occupies herself watching the boats and raising flags, always half-hoping to see her father, who died during the Korean War. Meanwhile, her friend Shun is working to prevent the demolition of a treasured clubhouse. As romance blossoms between Umi and Shun, a shocking revelation threatens their friendship.
A resource to inspire and structure debate amongst children and young people.
A film guide that looks at Letter to Momo (2011), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Possibly the greatest war film ever made, this anime is the deeply moving tale of a boy and his sister fighting to survive in World War II Japan.
11+ years 89 mins
Magical Japanese animation about a fish who transforms into a girl after she is discovered trapped in a jar at the seashore.
5–11 years 100 mins
Animated film from Japan, based on the long-running Earthsea novels, about a 17-year-old and a wizard who travel across the troubled, magical land.
11–16 years 110 mins
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As young people gear up to return to school, we've selected ten titles about the school experience to enjoy in your film clubs or stream at home.
Reading time 7 mins
As the BFI continues its Japan season with a new collection of five titles released on BFI Player, we take a look at the unique world of Japanese animation.
Reading time 9 mins
A selection of films which explore teenage life, specifically the transition from adolescence into adulthood.
No. of films23
A selection of films from around the world exploring democracy and the political process, encouraging debate, understanding and engagement.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films25
20 great titles, picked especially for audiences aged 14 and over, to get you started on your Into Film club journey.
No. of films20
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