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Film screening: Girl Asleep
Windmill Theatre Company
Australia
12+ yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

This quirky film takes us into the mind of a 14 year old as she faces the wonder, fear and confusion of leaving childhood behind. The pupils’ own experiences and responses can be explored further in Literacy and English and Health and Wellbeing.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links: 

Literacy and English principles and practice

Reading and responding to literature and other texts play a central role in the development of learners’ knowledge and understanding. Texts not only include those presented in traditional written or print form, but also orally, electronically or on film.

Health and Wellbeing

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 3-04a / HWB 4-04a

Class Stage
S1 – S4
Curriculum Links
Health and Wellbeing
Literacy and English
Filmhouse Cinema
Capacity: 280 / Cinema seating
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Filmhouse Cinema
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
  • Thursday 1 June* 10:00
  • Thursday 1 June* 20:30
  • *Post show Q&A

Duration: 80 minutes

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning 15 she can’t bear to leave her childhood; it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw a surprise 15th birthday party and she’s flung into a parallel place; a world that’s hysterically funny, a little violent and thoroughly ludicrous.

This award-wining film based on the acclaimed stage production, is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind. This screening celebrates theatre makers for young audiences moving from stage to screen. 

Girl Asleep is supported by Adelaide Film Festival, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia, The South Australian Film Corporation, Soft Tread Enterprises.

“A strange, savvy, big-hearted teen adventure that feels perfectly pitched to its target audience as well as those of all ages in search of something unquestionably unique.” Variety

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