Speak Up

Encore Screening

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Friday 10th August

6.15 PM


French university students navigate the cut and thrust of public speaking in this rabble-rousing romp.

As they prepare for the annual Eloquentia public speaking contest, students are pushed to their limits through theatre and rap-based exercises. Their passionate lecturers coach them with shock tactics and outrageous humour.


Several students from immigrant backgrounds invite us into their home lives but the heart of the film is the energetic training process the whole class relishes.

Uplifting and authentic ... The French have always had a way with words


DIRECTOR:   Stéphane de Freitas COUNTRY: France LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles YEAR: 2017 RUN TIME: 99 mins AUDIENCE: General