Celebrating French film with links to study guides

To celebrate todays  EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES I will be Tweeting and bogging a list of European film with links to free resource guides

BANDE A PART (PG) 1964 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC. £19.99
Godard’s playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, KS4 Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

Study Guide to the film – Bande a Part Resource.05

BRODEUSES/A COMMON THREAD(12) 2004 FRANCE FAUCHER, ÉLÉONORE £19.99
Exquisite debut film by Faucher, about two women’s friendship across the generations and the overcoming of sorrow and adversity through a common bond.

Study Guide in French – Brodeuses french guide

CACHÉ/HIDDEN (15) 2005 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99
Compelling psychological thriller.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subjects: French, English, Film Studies, Media Studies

Study Guide to the film –  Hidden_NSFW_Presentation_Redux

CODE INCONNU: RÉCIT INCOMPLET DE DIVERS VOYAGES/CODE UNKNOWN (15) 2000 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99
A Beggar catches a crumpled paper bag. The contents connects the character in the film,
making a fascinating study of the subtle connections and barriers in society

French Language Study Guide – CODE_INCONNU

COMME UNE IMAGE/LOOK AT ME (12) 2004 FRANCE JAOUI, AGNES £19.99
Sophisticated family drama.

Study Guide to the film – Comme une image french guide

DE BATTRE MON COEUR S’EST ARRÊTÉ/BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED (15) 2005 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £22.99
Romain Duris gives an extraordinarily intense performance as a young man torn between a life of crime and music.

Study Guide in French – battre mon coeur sest arrete irish film inst

A DOUBLE TOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £15.99
Murder mystery based on a novel by Stanley Ellin.

Study Guide in French – DOUBLE_TOUR

All dvds are in French with English subtitles 

FAUTEUILS D’ORCHESTRE/ORCHESTRA SEATS(12) 2006 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £17.99
Drama about the residents of the theatre district and their dreams of fortune and fame as seen through the eyes of an impressionable country girl waitress in a local café.

Study Guide written by Hélène Beaugy – FAUTEUILS Orchestra Seats Study Guide written by Hélène Beaugy www.worldonlinecinema.com

LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99

Documentary the lives of those who live ‘off the grid’ in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.

Study Guide in French – Les glaneurs et la glaneuse french guide

LES GÉANTS/ GIANTS (15) 2011 BELGIUM   LANNERS, BOULI   IN FRENCH  £15.99
Belgian coming-of-age drama. Teenage brothers have been more or less abandoned by their parents for the summer at their dead grandfather’s house in rural Belgium. When they run out of money, they team up with another youngster, who introduces them to a local drug dealer. The boys soon find themselves in over their heads.
 Teachers  Guide in French  – LES GEANTS GIANTS – TEACHERS GUIDE – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM

GERVAISE (12) 1956 FRANCE    CLÉMENT, RENÉ            £15.99 
René Clément directs this adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel  ‘L’Assommoir’, that follows the struggles of a young laundress trying to survive in 1850s Paris.

Study  Guide in French  – GERVAISE FRENCH FILM GUIDE – WWW.WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM

LE HAVRE (PG) 2011 FRANCE KAURISMÄKI, AKI £15.99

    Comedy drama depicting the friendship between an illegal child immigrant and an elderly Frenchman.

Level: AS, A2, KS4      Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies,  
Citizenship,

Study Guide – NSFW_LeHavre_03

LES HOMMES LIBRES/FREE MEN (12) 2011 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAEL £15.99
World War Two drama set in German-occupied Paris in 1942. Tahar Rahim stars as Younes, a young, unemployed, Algerian immigrant who is inspired to become a freedom fighter after forming an unexpected friendship with Jewish singer Salim Halali (Mahmud Shalaby).

Level: AS, A2, KS4 Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies

Study Guide – NSFW_FreeMen_FINAL

JOYEUX NOEL (12) 2005 FRANCE CARION, C. IN FRENCH/GERMAN & ENGLISH £19.99
Set in World War One on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

Joyeux Noêl – Notes – Joyeux Noêl – Notes

Joyeux Noêl – Themes & Motifs Worksheet – Joyeux Noêl – Themes & Motifs Worksheet

Joyeux Noêl – Vocabulaire – Joyeux Noêl – Vocabulaire

Joyeux Noêl – Match Quotes – Joyeux Noêl – Match Quotes Task

MA VIE EN ROSE (12) 1997 FRANCE BERLINER, ALAIN £19.99
A big screen treatment for one of France’s most revered singers, Edith Piaf. From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Piaf’s life was a battle to sing and survive. Raised in poverty, Edith’s unique voice and her passionate romances and friendships with the greatest names of the period – Yves Montand, Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour, Marlene Dietrich, Marcel Cerdan and others – made her a star all around the world.

French Language Study Guide – Ma Vie en rose french guide

MICMACS (12) 2009 FRANCE JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE £15.99
Bazil, a video shop assistant who ends up with a bullet permanently lodged inside his brain after a gangland shootout takes on two arms manufacturers, one of whom made the bullet that so nearly cost him his life.

Study  Guide in French  – Micmacs à tire-larigot french guide

PERSEPOLIS (15) FRANCE 2007 SATRAPI,M /PARONNAUD, V

      DVD – £17.99   BLU RAY – £24.99
Based on the graphic novel about her own experiences writer and director Marjane Satrapi draws a poignant story about a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, when people¹s hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power. Contains both French and English version.

Level:AS, A2, GCSE Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, Film Studies, Media Studies, Politic

Persepolis online resource –

http://web.archive.org/web/20130728120654/http://www.filmeducation.org/persepolis/

Teachers’ notes – 

– http://web.archive.org/web/20121021121222/http://filmeducation.org/persepolis/teachers-notes.html

Study Guide in French – Persepolis french guide

POTICHE (15) 2010 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £17.99
French comedy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Suzanne (Deneuve) is the trophy wife of ruthless umbrella tycoon Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). When Robert’s workers go on strike and take him hostage, Suzanne takes over the running of the factory and – with the help of her former lover, communist union leader Maurice Babin (Depardieu) – quickly proves herself to be a far more effective manager than her husband.

Study Guide written by Hélène Beaugy – Potiche Study Guide written by Hélène Beaugy (2010)www.worldonlinecinema.com

LE PREMIER JOUR DU RESTE DE TA VIE/THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (15) FRANCE 2008 BEZANCON, REMI £15.99
The pleasure and pain of familial relationships come under the microscope in this cross-generational film.

Study Guide in French – http://www.institutfrancais.de/cinefete/IMG/pdf/CINEFETE12_Dossier_Le-premier-jour-2.pdf

LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/LES MISTONS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
Francois Truffaut’s semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home, Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.

Study Guide – 400 blows FILM GUIDE Blows

Study Guide in French – 400 BLOWS FRENCH FILM GUIDE 400 coups

Film Guide in French Written by Alice Mennesson – 400 FRENCH GUIDE CINEFETE. pdf

LA RAFLE/ROUND UP (15) 2010 FRANCE BOSCJ, ROSE

  DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Fact based drama told from the perspective of 11-year Jo Weismann. In July 1942, under directions of the Nazis, the French police rounding up thousands of Jewish men, women and children taking them to the now notorious Vel’ d’Hiv stadium, awaiting transporting to extermination camps in Poland

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, KS3, KS4 Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies

La Rafle Resource Guide – La Rafle Resource

Activities for S4-S5 pupils – La_Rafle_activities_for_S4-S5_pupils

Answers for S4-S5 (for teachers) – La_Rafle_for_S4-S5_-_answers_for_teachers

Activities for S6 pupils – La_Rafle_activities_for_S6_pupils

Answers for S6 (for teachers) – La_Rafle_for_S6-_answers_for_teachers

RESSOURCES HUMAINES/HUMAN RESOURCES (15) FRANCE 1999 CANTET, LAURENT £19.99
Business school graduate, returns to his provincial hometown totake a management position in the factory where his father has been working for 30 years.

Study Guide in French – 

http://institutfrancais.de/cinefete/IMG/pdf/ressources.pdf

LA RONDE (PG) FRANCE 1950 OPHULS, MAX £19.99
A circular tale of love and seduction based on the Arthur Schnitzler work.

Study Guide – LA_RONDE

LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON/DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (12) 2007 FRANCE SCHNABEL, J. £19.99
Based on the best-selling novel, the film tells the story of Bauby, a 42 year old paralysed man. Trapped in what he saw as a ‘Diving Bell’, a prison from which he was unable to escape, Bauby’s only lifeline became the temporary release, or ‘Butterfly’, of his memories and imagination.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, French, Media Studies

Study Guide – DivingBellButterfly

TANGUY (15) 2001 FRANCE CHATILIEZ, ETIENNE £19.99
What do you do when your 28 year old son won’t leave home.

Study Guide in French – Tanguy french guide

THERESE RAQUIN (PG) 1953 FRANCE CARNE, MARCEL £17.99
Marcel Carne transposes Zola’s dark tale of ennui and treachery to the post-WWII era. Simone Signoret stars in the title role as Therese, a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Jacques Duby) and living with him in the home of his paralysed mother (Jean Sylvere). When she meets an acquaintance of Camille’s, strapping truck driver Laurent (Raf Vallone), the two begin a secret affair – but jealousy and anger lead to tragic consequences for all three.

French Language Study Guide – THERESE_RAQUIN

THERESE DESQUEYROUX (12A) 2012 FRANCE MILLER, CLAUDE
DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the François Mauriac’s novel, the film stars Audrey Tautou as the eponymous Thérèse, a cultured and intelligent woman who enters into an arranged marriage in rural 1920s France. Initially Therese looks forward to the future she will share with her husband, but it isn’t long before her happiness turns to restlessness when she learns of her husbands casual anti-semitism and deeply ingrained chauvinism.

Study Guide – English notes 2013_therese_desqueyroux_presskit_fr

French Language Study Guide – French notes 2013_therese_desqueyroux_presskit_fr

TOTO LE HÉROS/TOTO THE HERO (12) 1960 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES £17.99
Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.

Study Guide in French – Toto le héros french guide

TROIS COULEURS: BLEU/THREE COLOURS BLUE (15) 1993 FRANCE KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF £19.99
Juliette Binoche plays a woman who loses her husband, a great composer, in a car crash. She tries to build a new life, but a journalist suspects she is the composer of her husbands music.

Level: AS, A2, GCSE Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

Study Guide – ThreeColoursBlue

UNE VIE DE CHAT/A CAT IN PARIS/ (PG) 2010 FRANCE FELICIOLI, J.P/GAGNOL, A £12.99
French animated crime thriller spoof.

Teachers Resource Guide – A_Cat_in_Paris_Secondary_Teach

More comprehensive film resource page at –

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

DVD available to buy at  – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

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