Spanish film – EL PASTOR/THE SHEPHERD – out on dvd

ShepherdEL PASTOR/THE SHEPHERD (15) 2006 SPAIN BURLEY, JONATHAN CENZUAL £15.99
A psychological drama and a parable of corporate greed, in which middle-aged shepherd, Anselmo, refused to sell his land to a property developer.

However the shepherds disdain for money is much to the annoyance of this neighbours who are all set to gain if Anselmo sells his land.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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Spanish film – UIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE – out on dvd

Take Me for a RideUIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE (15) 2016 ECUADOR RUEDA, MICAELA £15.99
Teenager Sara is in her final year of high school but has never managed to fit in with her classmates and remains an outsider to most of her peers, but that all changes when she meets Andrea. They instantly bond which quickly escalates into a passionate romance.

However, when photos of the pair together are published on the Internet their new relationship comes under strain leaving them with some difficult choices to make.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Spanish series -SÉ QUIÉN ERES 1/I KNOW WHO YOU ARE: SEASON 1 – released on dvd

I Know Who You AreSÉ QUIÉN ERES 1/I KNOW WHO YOU ARE: SEASON 1 (15) 2017 SPAIN FREIXAS, PAU £24.99
16 part series in which prestigious lawyer Juan is injured in a serious car accident, with subsequent memory loss. However, when traces of blood belonging to Juan’s missing niece are discovered in the wreckage, the police begin to suspect Juan could be responsible for her murder.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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Spanish comedy adventure – ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA/ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG – available on dvd

Zip & ZapZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA/ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (PG) 2013 SPAIN SANTOS, OSKAR £19.99
Adventure comedy adapted from the comic by José Escobar Saliente. Twins Zipi and Zape are punished for their bad behaviour and sent to a summer boarding school.

Fed up of their new surroundings, the twins join forces with friends Filo and Micro to form a resistance group called the Marble Gang and vow to fight back against their ruthless headmaster.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles

SPANISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA

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Pablo Larraín’s – NERUDA – released on dvd

NerudaNERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Guardian review –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/apr/06/neruda-pablo-larrain-biopic

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NERUDA

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO NERUDA

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Argentinian film – ESTEROS – issued on dvd

EsterosESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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Some European films due on dvd in the next few months

A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court. He wins the affections of the young Queen and becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.


FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems.
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY PABST, GEORG W DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War. ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919, a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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Icíar Bollaín’s – EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE – now available as a dual format edition

Olive TreeEL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION £14.99
To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón, 20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.

Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots activist she hatches a plans to return the tree to its rightful home.

In Spanish with English subtitles

TEACHER_S RESOURCES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO

ENGLISH PRESS NOTES TO EL OLIVO

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO
Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/16/the-olive-tree-review-iciar-bollain-paul-laverty-captivating-spanish-drama

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Even the RainTAMBIÉN 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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Argentinian film – TAEKWONDO – out on dvd

TTaekwondoAEKWONDO (18) 2016 ARGENTINA BERGER, M/FARINA, M
Fernando (Lucas Papa) invites a gym buddy German (Gabriel Epstein) to join a group of his male friends for a relaxing, summer getaway without their respective girlfriends. However German is infatuated with Fernando questions how long he can or should conceal his true self.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

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Delicious camp Spanish comedy – DE CHICA EN CHICA/GIRL GETS GIRL – out on dvd

girl gets girl.jpgDE CHICA EN CHICA/GIRL GETS GIRL (18) 2015 SPAIN SEBASTIÁN, SONIA £15.99

Delicious camp comedy telenovela based on the successful online Spanish TV series. After living for nine years in Miami, Inés return home to Madrid and turns up at her ex Verónica’s house, where a party is in full swing. Now is the time for Inés to face up to her past mistakes, like leaving her pregnant girlfriend Verónica at the altar.

A film full of camp surprises, lusty backstabbing and the vibrancy of a Almodóvar film.
In Spanish with English subtitles

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO DE CHICA EN CHICA

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Spanish prison drama – VIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 – released on dvd

Locked UpVIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 (15) 2014 SPAIN £34.99
All eleven episodes from the Spanish drama set in a women’s prison. In prison, Macarena finds it hard to adjust to life with her fellow inmates, including the facility’s most dangerous criminal Zulema (Najwa Nimri), but quickly realises she must try her best to adapt and learn to navigate the prison’s various power structures if she is to survive her time behind bars.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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AQA CINEMA TITLES FOR SPANISH

Set films from September 2016

EL BOLAEL BOLA (15) SPAIN 2001 MANAS, ACHERO £19.99

Goya awarding winning film about teenage friendship.

SPANISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE WORKSHEET S

SPANISH LANGUAGE WORKSHEET

PaNs LabyrinthEL 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCREENPLAY

ENGLISH FILM NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE SCREENPLAY

SPANISH STUDY GUIDE

MARIA FULL OF GRACEMARIA 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

SPANISH AFFAIROCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS /SPANISH AFFAIR (15) 2014 SPAIN LAZARO, EMILIO MARTINEZ £19.99
A young man from Seville seeks to win the heart of a Basque girl in this hit Spanish comedy based on the culture clash between the north and south of Spain

SPANISH LANGUAGE ESSAY ON OCHO APELLIDOS VASCOS

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VOLVER (15) 2006 SPAIN ALMODOVAR, PEDRO £19.99VOLVER (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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE WRITTEN BY CARMEN HERRERO

In title in Spanish with English subtitles

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Alex Anwandter debut film – NUNCA VAS A ESTAR SOLO/YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE – out on dvd

youll-never-be-aloneNUNCA VAS A ESTAR SOLO/YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE (15) CHILE 2016 ANWANDTER, ALEX £15.99
Film by the directorial debut of electropo star Alex Anwandter, which depicts the days before and after a homophobic hate crime. Dance student Pablo is in a coma after the attack and his father Juan faced with getting over the ordeal whilst paying his mounting medical bills.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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Alejandro Jodorowsky’s – POESÍA SIN FIN/ENDLESS POETRY – available on dvd and Blu Ray

endless-poetryPOESÍA SIN FIN/ENDLESS POETRY (15) 2016 CHILE JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Autobiographical drama which follows Jodorowsky from his teenage years and his desire to become a poet despite the objections of his oppressive father. Finally in the 1940s he finds himself ingratiating into Chile’s artistic scene at the bohemian Santiago Café Iris.

Trying to find his place in the world he befriends fellow poets including Enrique Lihn , Stella Díaz Varín and Nicanor Parra.
In Spanish with English subtitles

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Argentinian film – COMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE – out on dvd

bromanceCOMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE (15) 2016 ARGENTINA SANTA ANA, LUCAS £15.99

1996 and four teenage friends are on a champing trip in a remote part of Argentina.

Juli, the only girl in the group, notices that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider ‘normal’.

A trip that began as a simple fun getaway now forces the them all to confront their sexuality.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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