Jan 25 at 2:00 pm

CinéSchool at The Boerum Hill School for International Studies: Comme un Lion

Boerum Hill School Auditorium

284 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Boerum Hill School will present a screening of the French film Comme un Lion (Little Lion) directed by Samuel Collardey. Snacks and a bake sale will be included for the screening.

This screening is part of CinéSchool, an initiative of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Alliances Françaises network, and the Institut français Paris to broaden the availability of French films for young audiences in the U.S. by making a selection of films and education material available to schools and organizations across the country.

Film Information:
Length:1h42min | Recommended age 10+
In French with English subtitles

Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay. His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, without a dime in his pocket, and unable to imagine dealing with the shame should he return to his village. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. But his football dream will soon catch up with him...

Tickets: $5 (adult) | $3 (child) | $10 (family of 3+)

Boerum Hill School Auditorium

You will find BHS to be a warm, intellectually rich, creative and passionate community. Our students, faculty and staff are committed to high levels of engagement, collaboration and social justice. As an International Baccalaureate, French Dual Language 6th-12th school, we provide a well rounded education grounded in global citizenship and interdisciplinary learning. Our students prepare to become multi-lingual leaders who impact the world to promote unity and peace.