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My Life as a Courgette (Ma Vie de Courgette)

Monday 26 June, 10am •  66min, £3/free for teachers, French with English subtitles, cert PG (contains mild sex references, references to traumatic childhood experiences) Suitable for P7 upwards, Modern Languages (French)

After the death of his mother, 10 year-old Icare (nicknamed Courgette) is sent to live in an orphanage. Although he is bullied initially, the arrival of new girl Camille boosts his confidence and, with the help of other kids at the centre, he begins to rebuild his life. This beautifully animated stop-motion is a poignant, funny and uplifting coming-of-age story that will touch and entertain older children, teenagers and adults.


The Zookeeper's Wife

Tuesday 27 June, 10am •  127 min, £3/free for teachers, cert 12A - suitable for S1 upwards, History

Based on the non-fiction book of the same name, this moving historical drama recounts the true story of husband and wife Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who secretly sheltered Jews on their premises at the Warsaw Zoo during the German invasion of Poland. Putting themselves and their children at great risk, Jan and Antonina worked with the Polish Resistance and helped hundreds to escape from the infamous Warsaw Ghetto.

Did you know you can hire a screen?

Perhaps you’d like to bring a class topic to life through film or maybe you are just looking for an end of term treat. With notice (normally 8-10 weeks) we can arrange a special screening of a film of your choice. We are usually able to get hold of most films - just ask us! Costs vary according to the time of day and start at £200 for a screening that ends before 11.00am.

Projection Tours

Are your pupils studying cinema or making their own films? Would they like to meet the Belmont projectionist and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a cinema? We can arrange a tour of the projection room and to compliment your visit we also screen a selection of international short animations. The whole visit, including tour and films lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £100 Suitable for school and community groups of up to 33. Advance booking is essential.

Throughout the year Belmont Filmhouse offers a diverse range of films for both primary and secondary pupils, supporting a variety of teaching areas including Literacy, Modern Languages, Expressive Arts, Social Studies and Global Citizenship.

Tickets for schools screenings cost £3 for pupils/ free for teachers, unless otherwise stated
For school bookings please call 01224 343 500, or email

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