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cultural topics french aqa a2

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by hawkscay, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Hi there
    I have done Louis Malle (Au Revoir les Enfants and Lacombe Lucien) the last 2 years and I now looking for another interesting director, maybe with a more contemporary feel that would appeal more to the students. Any suggestions?

    many thanks
  2. rosaespanola

    rosaespanola New commenter

    My colleague usually does Jean-Pierre Jeunet, if that helps. It always seems to go down well with the students and apparently there's a lot to talk about.
  3. spsmith45

    spsmith45 New commenter

    I would support J-P Jeunet: Amélie and Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles are very good. I particularly like the latter. Délicatessen is interesting.
    I have started working on four Claude Berri movies which come in a nice boxed set from Amazon: Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Germinal and Lucie Aubrac. Not especially contemporrary though.
  4. chickenkiev

    chickenkiev New commenter

    Personally, I love Bertrand Tarvernier. I've shown one of his films, Ca Commence Aujourd'hui (known in English as It All Starts Today), which they loved. It's about a nursery school headteacher in a very deprived area of northern France. Another of his films is Capitaine Conan. It's completely different, about the trial of some World War I soldiers.


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