9th September: Out This Week in Cinemas!

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We’ve got two family films out this week, and they both come recommended by our friendly film experts at the film education charity FILMCLUB. So what’s first?

Jane Eyre

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Cert: PG
Age Rating: 9+
Duration: 121 mins
Year Produced: 2011
Director: Cary Fukunga
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Imogen Poots

Charlotte Brontë’s much-filmed 1847 novel is recreated for a new generation in this brooding period romance.

Beautifully shot, the feature drips with gothic atmosphere, as 19th-century governess Jane Eyre recalls the turbulent events that made her suddenly flee her post at spooky Thornfield Hall.

It’s a dark journey that brings back memories of a childhood filled with misery, before focussing on the main reason for Jane’s current distress: her intense relationship with her mysterious Thornfield boss, Edward Rochester.

Unpredictable yet fascinating, the older man gradually steals the teen’s heart – only for a terrible, long-hidden secret to rip it apart. With tragedy once again dominating her life, can Jane ever find real happiness, or will the ghosts of the past haunt her eternally?

Fascinating Facts: The fabric-heavy costumes Mia Wasikowska wears as Jane weighed between 20-30 pounds, and included a corset so constrictive that she couldn’t eat properly and found it hard to breathe when running or walking long distances!

There have been an incredible 18 cinema adaptations of the book Jane Eyre prior to this version, and also nine TV movies.

Like this? Then also try these great films: Jane Eyre (1944, PG), Sense and Sensibility (1995, U), Emma (1996, U), Wuthering Heights (1939, U)

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

The next is another film with the FILMCLUB stamp of approval!

Kes

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Cert: PG
Age Rating: 9+
Duration: 110 min
Year produced: 1969
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Colin Welland, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie

Based on the famous novel by Barry Hines, Kes: A Kestrel for a Knave, the stunning yet bleak film version centres around Billy Casper – a young lad who seems to have nothing going for him.

He’s picked on by his teachers and classmates, he’s tormented by his older brother, and he’s ignored by his mother. But then, all alone in the world, Billy finds a kestrel hawk – and manages to befriend and tame it.

Like this? Then also try these great films: The 400 Blows (1959, PG), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962, 12), Somers Town (2008, 12)

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