In Loco Parentis

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DOCVILLE 2017 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 21-29 maart 2018. Onderstaande informatie slaat op de editie van 2017.
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In Loco Parentis

Directed by Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane
Ireland | 99 min. | English (no subtitles)

After almost 50 years of teaching, eccentric teachers John and Amanda are retiring from Headfort, a boarding school in Ireland for kids aged 7 - 12. Together they have passionately taught for years, following their own mantra of "Reading. Rithmetic. Rock and roll“. It is impossible to not be fully engaged with these teachers passionately pursuing their career in a unique environment. Renowned directors Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane deliver a welcome, moving, positive message from the world of education.

In Loco Parentis shows the life of John and Amanda Leyden, two friendly teachers teaching at Headfort, the only boarding school in Ireland for kids aged 7 to 12. Headfort, where the couple has taught for 46 years, resembles the Harry Potter-esque scenery of Hogwarts. John teaches math, Latin and English, but also guitar. Amanda tries to teach the kids about the beauty of literature. After all these years, retirement is in sight. Can they leave behind the school that has become their life, and go their own way? 


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Credits

Producer Angelo Orlando, Montse Portabella, David Rane, Efthymia Zymvragaki
Cinematography Neasa Ní Chianáin
Music Eryck Abecassis