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Each week FILMCLUB’s experts in film pick a selection of their favourite cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

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Chalet Girl


Cert: 12A

FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 11+

Running Time: 97 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Phil Traill

Cast: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Ken Duken, Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, Sophia Bush, Brooke Shields, Nicholas Braun

Extreme sports action adds edgy interest to this fluffy British rom-com. This is a witty though predictable modern-day fairytale about following dreams no matter what in which gutsy 19-year-old Kim is thrown out of her depth after she lands a job as a chalet girl in a posh Alpine ski resort.

Living and working in a successful banker’s luxury pad, she struggles to fit in – a situation made worse by her falling for the banker’s hunky son, Jonny, who’s already got a girlfriend.

But things start looking up when she tries her hand at snowboarding, and is such a natural that she decides to enter a prestigious pro-boarding competition.

Filled with newfound confidence, Kim even begins getting closer to Jonny – until his family drops a bombshell.

Like this? Try: Blue Crush, Whip It!, Cool Runnings, Cemetery Junction, You Can’t Take It With You


Benda Bilili


Cert: PG

FILMCLUB recommended age Rating: 11+

Running Time: 86 mins

Year Produced: 2010

Director: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye

Cast: Maria Barli Djongo, Renaud Barret (voice), Cubain Kabeya, Vincent Kenis, Paulin Kiara-Maigi, Roger Landu

If you’re looking for proof that dreams do come true, then this inspirational documentary is it.

A joyous, triumph-over-adversity story, the subtitled film paints an intimate portrait of the Congolese rumba-blues outfit Staff Benda Bilili: an ultra-talented group of homeless survivors from the poverty-stricken capital Kinshasa, whose vibrant music has allowed them to become global sensations.

But what makes their success even more incredible is that their core members are also severely disabled, due to childhood polio.

Shot over six years, this toe-tapping labour of love captures the highs and lows of the band’s journey to fame, from their early songs played on the streets using homemade instruments, to their happy performances at massive international events.

Like this? Try: Buena Vista Social Club, Heavy Load, Blindsight, Afghan Star, Sounds Like Teen Spirit



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