Celebrating Spanish/Latin American film with links to free study guides

Below is a list of Spanish/Latin American dvds with free study links for the films.

ABEL (15) 2010 MEXICO LUNA, DIEGO £14.99
Abel is an unstable child with mental problems who after his father leaves decides that he’s the man of the house, and begins acting like his absent father rather than the youngest child. To the surprise of everyone, adult responsibilities agree with Abel, and the family seems significantly happier with his new personality. But this proves to be short-lived when Abel’s real dad unexpectedly returns, and the two vie for the status of head of the household.

Level: AS, A2, KS4 Subject: Spanish, Film Studies

Study Guide in Spanish –  Abel_Spanish(2)Abel_English

Study Guide in English – Abel_English

LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS/BROKEN EMBRACES/ (15) 2009 SPAIN ALMODÓVAR,PEDRO DVD – £19.99  BLU RAY – £27.99
Almodovar tells a twisting tale of how a blind writer came to loose his sight.

Level: GCSE, Scottish Highers Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

Study Guide – http://web.archive.org/web/20130125134600/http://filmeducation.org/brokenembraces/

Worksheet – BrokenEmbraces_VennDiagram

Pedro Almodóvar as Auteur – PedroAlmodovar

EL BOLA (15) SPAIN 2001 MANAS, ACHERO £19.99
Goya awarding winning film about teenage friendship.

Spanish language study guide – El_Bola SPANISH GUIDE

CIDADE DE DEUS/CITY OF GOD (18) BRAZIL 2000 LUND, KATIA £17.99
Violent look at the child gangs in the slums of Rio de Janeiro

Level: AS, A2, Subject: Citizenship, English, Film Studies

Study Guide – City of God

Spanish language study Guide – CITY OF GOD SPANISH STUDY GUIDE

Cinescola Spanish language study Guide – cinescola spanish guide to city of god

EL ESPINAZO DEL DIABLO/DEVIL’S BACKBONE (15) SPAIN 2001 DEL TORO, GUILERMON £19.99
Set in an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War which is haunted by a decomposing spirit.

Level: GCSE topic: Están en Peligro AS / A Level topic: crime Subject: Spanish

Study Guide Spanish – espinaza

Study guide by Jacky Collins and Ann Davies – Devils backbone Study guide by Jacky Collins and Ann Davies El Espinazo del Diablo www.worldonlinecinema.com

Study guide by Carmen Herrero – Study guide written by Carmen Herrero DEVILS_BACKBONE

EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA/SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE (PG) SPAIN 1973 ERICE, VICTOR £19.99
A remote Spanish village in the 1940’s a child becomes obsessed by the good-bad monster in the film Frankenstein. Victor Erice’s impressive film cloaks its political message in allegory.

Study Guide Spanish – El espíritu de la colmena

KIKA (18) 1994 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £17.99
Kika, a make-up artist is involved in a web of intrigue.

Spanish language study guide – kika spanish language study guide

EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO/PANS LABYRINTH (15) 2006 SPAIN TORO, GUILLERMO DEL £17.99
An adult fairy tale set in 1944 Spain, where both fantasy and reality are sinister and malevolent.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

Study Guide – PansLabyrinth

LAND AND FREEDOM (15) UK 1995 PART IN ENGLISH PART IN SPANISH LOACH, KEN £19.99
Ken Loach’s moving story of the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. The fascist General Franco is trying to take control of the country from the recently elected democratic government and the republican loyalists form whatever army they can to stop the uprising. In Liverpool, David, an unemployed man, attends a republican rally against the uprising and eventually heads for Spain as a volunteer.

He joins an English speaking section of the militia and is forced to learn all about survival in this brutal war.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subjects: Film Studies, History

Study Guide – LandFreedom

LA LENGUA DE LAS MARIPOSAS/BUTTERFLY’S TONGUE (15) 1999 SPAIN JOSE LUIS CUERDA £19.99
A school boys friendship with his teacher is tested with the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

Spanish language study guide – BUTTERFLY TONGUE lengua_mariposas SPANISH STUDY GUIDE

Spanish language study guide by Marita Luning – bUTTERFLY TONGUE SPANISH NOTES BY MARITA LUNING

Materiales Cursos Anteriores Spanish language guide – Materiales Cursos Anteriores LA LENGUA DE LAS MARIPOSAS

Spanish language webpage – http://www.uhu.es/cine.educacion/cineyeducacion/temasmariposas.htm

Spanish Language guide written by Paula Perero Chavarría – PAULA PERERO CHAVARRÍA spanish language gudie

French language study guide – study guide in french Lengua de las mariposas

MARIA LLENA ERES DE GRACIA/MARIA FULL OF GRACE (15) 2004 COLOMBIA MARSTON, JOSHUA £17.99
Thriller about a Colombia 17 years old who becomes involved in smuggling drugs to the USA.

Level: AS, A2, Subject: Spanish

Spanish language Study guide by Jacky Collins and Ann Davies – Maria Full of GraceWritten by Jackie Collins and Ann Davies (2004)

MISS BALA (15) 2011 MEXICO NARANJO, GERARDO £19.99
Mexican thriller about a poor Tijuana salesgirl who dreams of winning the local beauty pageant. However, she becomes embroiled in a nightmare world of organised crime when she witnesses the massacre of American anti-narcotics agents at a nightclub.

Level: AS, A2, KS4 Subject: Spanish, Citizenship, Film Studies, Media Studies, PSHE & Citizenship

Study Guide –  Miss Bala Resource

EL ORFANATO/ORPHANAGE (15) 2007 MEXICO BAYONA , JUAN ANTONIO £19.99
Chilling ghost story

Level: A2, GCSE Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

Study Guide – Orphanage

LA PIEL QUE HABITO/THE SKIN I LIVE IN (18) SPAIN ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO £19.99
Antonio Banderas plays a plastic surgeon whose attempts to cultivate a new form of human skin have led to years of experimentation on a woman, Vera. But as the story of Vera’s past emerges, it becomes clear that the surgeon has a questionable agenda of his own as he manipulates her face and body for his own purposes. BLU RAY £27.99

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, KS4 Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

The Skin I Live In study notes – TheSkinILiveIn(2)

TE DOY MIS OJOS/TAKE MY EYES (15) 2004 SPAIN BOLLAIN, ICAIR £19.99
Realist drama about a woman and her child escaping her abusive husband. .

Spanish language study guide – TAKE MY EYES

TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA/EVEN THE RAIN (15) 2012 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICIAR £14.99
Spanish actress, writer and director Icíar Bollaín directs this political docu-drama about an international film crew that arrives in rural Bolivia to make a film about Christopher Columbus. However, director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his crew find their project under threat when violent demonstrations break out locally against the corporate ownership of the area’s water rights. The film uses a dual storyline to draw parallels between issues of wealth, ownership and political power both 500 years ago, when Spain first conquered the New World, and today, when corporate giants use their money and power to ride roughshod over the rights of indigenous people.

Level: AS, A2, KS4 Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

Study Guide – EvenTheRain_01

TODO SOBRE MI MADRE/ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (15) 1999 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
On the death of her son a single mother goes to find the boys father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he had a child

Level: AS, A2 Subject: Spanish, Women, Gender, Film Studies, Media Studies, PSHE & Citizenship

Spanish language Study guide by Jacky Collins and Ann Davies – Todo Sobre Mi Madre Study guide by Jacky Collins and Ann Davies (1999)

VOCES INOCENTES/INNOCENT VOICES (12) 2004 MEXICO MANDOKI, LUIS £19.99
Set in El Salvador in the 1980s, an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the’man of the house’ after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war

Level: GCSE topic: relationships, first love AS / A Level topic: war, third world Subject: Spanish

Pre Film Student Guide – Pre-film Student Guide

Post Film Student Guide – Post-film Student Guide

VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99
After her death, a mother returns as a ghost, to fix a family situations she couldn’t resolve during her life.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subject: Spanish, Film Studies, Media Studies

 Study Guide – VOLVER cornerhouse

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

More comprehensive film resource page at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/online-resources-listed-by-film

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