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This adaptation of the 1935 Arthur Ransome novel is full of daring and adventure, as four inquisitive children on holiday in the Lake District embark on the trip of a lifetime. Looking to get away from the tedium of their summer holiday, the siblings are given permission by their mother to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake. They’re delighted, but when they get there they discover they may not be alone and the dangers of the adult world are not as far away as they had hoped. As the adventures continue, the children find themselves learning about survival, responsibility, and friendship. Beautifully shot, this is a charming, gentle film about the great outdoors and looking at the world from a child’s point of view.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the Let's Play strand of the festival.
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A film guide that looks at Swallows and Amazons (2016), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Swallows and Amazons – Survival Guide; a brand new resource created to celebrate the DVD release of Swallows and Amazons.
Fun and thought provoking activities to support a visit to the Into Film Festival to view a film from the Weird and Wonderful strand.
The Secret Garden was originally one of the great books for children - and this film version is every bit as good.
7–14 years 97 mins
Delightful film adaptation of Arthur Ransome's beloved book, following the adventures of four children on holiday in the Lake District in 1929.
7+ years 89 mins
During World War I, with their father away fighting and their mother busy as a nurse, five children are sent to stay with their eccentric uncle.
5–14 years 85 mins
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After a bumper year of cinema, our Film Programming Assistant Michael runs you through the highlights, before revealing the whole team's Top 5 of 2016.
Reading time 10 mins
Assistant Headteacher and club leader Simon Pile discusses how film brought him closer to the events of the past, and how it can do the same for your students.
Reading time 3 mins
A podcast for film club leaders, recorded by our team of Film Programmers. This time, Elinor and Joe discuss the wondrous worlds of Roald Dahl.
Viewing time 22 mins
We look at the imaginative, charming and witty new Spanish language adventure, which celebrates the right to play, and champions children who break the mould.
Reading time 5 mins
We take a look at how Swallows & Amazons brings an old fashioned sense of adventure to modern audiences, and how it highlights a stunning, lesser-seen Britain.
Reading time 9 mins
Download our free festival strand resources to help you make the most out of your Into Film Festival visit.
Reading time 6 mins
To mark Roald Dahl Day and the great storyteller's centenary, we explore his wide-reaching influence and consider what sort of films he might be making today.
Reading time 8 mins
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