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War Horse

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Film Education held school preview screenings of War Horse in cinemas across the country to coincide with our recent resource on the film.

Date: 10 – 12 January 2012

Students in London were given the opportunity to ask author Michael Morpurgo and actor Jeremy Irvine their questions during a Q&A session at the Odeon Leicester Square. St Francis Xavier 6th Form College also had an opportunity to discuss both the book and film during a special salon discussion after the screening.

War Horse directed by Steven Spielberg, is an epic adventure set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War. War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets - British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter - before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land.