The Green Night of Ideas 2021

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The Green Night of Ideas 2021

In Ireland, The French Embassy is delighted to present The Green Night of Ideas 2021 entirely dedicated to climate change featuring a series of digital screenings and debates taking place in January and February 2021. 


Presented in association with Pálás Cinema and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Spread Your Wings (Donne-moi des ailes)’

by Nicolas Vanier

Based on an incredible true story, Spread Your Wings follows videogame-addicted teenager Thomas who is sent by his mother, Paola, to spend the school holidays with his father, Christian, in the beautiful, yet secluded, wetlands of the Camargue region in Southern France. Christian is a visionary scientist who studies migrating geese. For his teenage son Thomas, the idea of spending a summer holiday alone with his father on a farm in the middle of nowhere, is a nightmare. However, father and son begin to bond as they come together on a madcap plan - to save an endangered species of geese. With Christian’s pilot skills and an ultra-light aircraft, they begin preparations for an extraordinary and perilous journey - the pair plan to lead the geese they’ve raised onto new and safer migration routes, guiding them to Norway. Revolving around this familial dynamic, Spread Your Wings gently echoes the broader international rise of young activists debating the future of a planet they are about to inherit. Highlighting how even the smallest gestures can have a huge impact, it is a beautiful adventure film that the whole family will love.

Available until 28th February to viewers in Ireland only

In French with English subtitles

Watch the trailer HERE

Admission Free with Registration here. Limited tickets available

You will be emailed your code to watch the film for free. Following your registration for a ticket, you will receive and email with instructions on how to sign up to the host platform (free of charge) and your code to watch the film for free.


All events are organised by the French Embassy in Ireland in association with the Alliance Française Network, Institut Français and Irish cultural partners.

Full programme of events: