French Film Resources Page.

Links to free on-line French film resources

Below I have created an extensive list of resources for French  films. Hopefully it will of use for those interested in French cinema and to that end I would like to thank the people/organisations would produced them.

Also don’t forget to order the dvds from Worldonlinecinema.com, a small, over 20 year old company, that is  trying to keep interest  in the French  language and culture alive in the UK.

We are not an internet behemoth that wants to sell all things at the cheapest price, but a company with a love of the subject.

Any suggestions and comments please let me know.

THE FILMS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLA BOUT DE SOUFFLE/BREATHLESS (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC £19.99
Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

TEACHERS NOTES

ENGLISH FILM GUIDE

A LA FOLIE PAS DU TOUT/HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT (12) 2001 FRANCE COLOMBANI, L. £19.99
Taut tale of passion and obsession.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLA PERDRE LA RAISON/OUR CHILDREN (15) 2012 FRANCE LAFOSSE, JOACHIM
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY- £19.99
Based on true events this intense, multi-layered dissection of an unorthodox family

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH click-to-buy-the-dvd-small ADIEU DU LANGAGE/GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (15) 2014 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Godard directs this abstract experimental piece which deliberately disrupts the viewers perceptions of film and  narrative while following various characters as they go about their daily lives musing over love, life and philosophy.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLALCESTE À BICYCLETTE/CYCLING WITH MOLIÈRE (15) 2013 FRANCE LE GUAY, PHILIPPE £15.99
Comedy about a World-weary actor who is rehearsing Molière’s ‘The Misanthrope’

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small ALLELUIA(18) FRANCE 2014 DU WELZ, FABRICE £15.99
Thriller based on the real-life story of serial killers Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAMELIE/LE FABULEUX DESTIN D’AMÉLIE POULAIN (15) 2001 FRANCE JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
Oscar nominated film about a young French girl whose sole purpose of life is to help others.

Level: AS, A2, Dip 3, GCSE, Scottish Highers Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies, Modern Foreign Languages

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO AMELIE

(Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.)

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

AMELIE FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

AMELIE FRENCH STUDY GUIDE

AMELIE ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAMOUR ET TURBULENCES/LOVE IS IN THE AIR (15) 2013 FRANCE  CASTAGNETTI, ALEXANDRE    £15.99
    French romantic comedy.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLANGEL A (15) 2005 FRANCE BESSON, LUC DVD –  £19.99  BLU RAY – £24.99
Looking to escape his past Andre accepts the help of the mysterious Angela and sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’AGE DOR/ UN CHIEN ANDALOU (15) 1928/30 SPAIN/FRANCE DALI. S./BUNUEL, L. £29.99
Two Surrealist films that caused shock for there blasphemous content and unsettling imagery.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES ÂMES DE PAPIER/PAPER SOULS (12) 2013 FRANCE LANNOO, VINCENT £15.99
Comedy drama about a widower and acclaimed novelist who now writes touching eulogies for people to read at the funerals.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’ARGENT DE POCHE/POCKET MONEY (PG) 1976 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
A film about the joys and wonders of childhood.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’ARMEE DU CRIME/ARMY OF CRIME (15) 2009 FRANCE GUEDIGUIAN, ROBERT £15.99
French World War II drama chronicling the famous 1944 ‘Red Poster’ case, in which a group of foreign partisans defied French apathy to form their own resistance against the Nazi occupation.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLASTÉRIX & OBÉLIX: MISSION CLÉOPÂTRE (PG) 2002 FRANCE CHABAT, A. £19.99
Second film in this popular French series staring Gerard Depardieu.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLATTILA MARCEL (12A) 2013 FRANCE CHOMET, SYLVAIN £10.99
Comedy drama about a 30-something musician who lives in Paris with his two aristocratic aunts.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £19.99
Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FILM VOCABULARY

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS ACTIVITÉS DE VOCABULAIRE

VIEWING QUESTIONS FOR AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

VOCABULARY, INFORMATION & QUESTIONS ON THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, AND QUESTIONS & EXERCISES BASED ON THE SCENARIO

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS VOCABULARY QUESTIONS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH TO HELP PREPARE FOR ASSESSMENTS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAUBERGE ESPAGNOLE/POT LUCK (15) FRANCE 2002 KLAPISCH, CEDRIC £19.99
Xavier moves into a Barcelona flat with a group of students on the European Erasmus program and soon finds himself thrust into a cultural melting pot.

STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAUGUSTINE (15) 2012 FRANCE WINOCOUR, ALICE £19.99
Director Alice Winocour’s debut drama explores the relationship between the 19th-century French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and his patient, Augustine (Soko), a 19-year-old illiterate housemaid.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAVANT L’HIVER/BEFORE THE WINTER CHILL (15) 2013 FRANCE £15.99
Psychological thriller staring Kristin Scott Thomas and Daniel Auteuil.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES AVENTURES EXTRAORDINAIRES D’ADÈLE BLANC-SEC/THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC (12) 2010 FRANCE BESSON, LUC £17.99
Luc Besson writes and directs this comic fantasy adventure adapted from Jacques Tardi’s graphic novels of the 1970s. Set in the early 20th century, the film tells the colourful tale of popular novelist and adventuress Adele Blanc-Sec (Louise Bourgoin), who deals in her own inimitable style with would-be suitors, the police, monsters and various other diversions as she attempts to save a mad scientist who has brought a pterodactyl to life so that he can re-animate an Egyptian mummy and use its ancient magic to revive Adele’s sister, who has been in a coma for four years following a bizarre tennis accident

Level: AS, A2, Dip 3, GCSE, Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

L’AVION 2005 FRANCE KAHN, CÉDRIC – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALL AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ/APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (PG) 2012 FRANCE DESMARES, C/EKINCI, F £19.99
Animated adventure set in 1941 in an alternative world . Napoleon V reigns over France while across the globe, scholars and scientist have mysteriously been disappearing for over 70 years depriving humanity of major inventions. Teenager April’s parents are also missing and she goes on a dangerous journey to find them.

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE BERTUCELLI, JULIE £15.99
Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles  school as the non-French speaking immigrant children learn to read and write French fluently.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

LE BALLON D’OR 1994 FRANCE DOUKOURÉ, CHEIK – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBANDE 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

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBANDE DE FILLES/GIRLHOOD (15) 2014 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – 22.99
16-year-old Marieme suffers from abuse at home and unable to achieve her school grades, she discovers a
sense of identity by joining a girl gang.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO BANDE DE FILLES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBANG GANG (UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR MODERNE)/ BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY) (18) 2015 FRANCE HUSSON, EVA £19.99
Cautionary tale which unfolds over a hot summer, as a group of Biarritz teens created their own earthly paradise of total liberation.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS NOTES TO BANG BANG

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILMS NOTES TO BANG BANG

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA BATAILLE D’ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS (15) 1965 FRANCE PONTECORVO, GILLO £19.99
Dramatic, pseudo-documentary reconstruction of the rise of the nationalist movement in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. A benchmarks of 1960s political radicalism.

PRESS BOOK

STUDY GUIDE IN SPANISH

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small BELLE AND SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE VANIER, NICOLAS £19.99
Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943. Based on the Cécile Aubry’s novel about a young boy who befriends a dog.
The film is an odyssey of the boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past, a Resistance fighter searching  for love and a German officer searching for forgiveness.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA BELLE ET LA BETE (PG) 1945 FRANCE B/W JEAN COCTEAU £19.99
A lavish surrealistic film.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA BETE HUMAINE (PG) FRANCE 1938 B/W RENOIR, JEAN £17.99
Based on the Zola novel and stars Jean Gabin.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE BOSSU (15) 1998 FRANCE DE BROCA, PHILEPPEM £12.99
Rip-roaring romp based on the Feval novel.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLA BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC £19.99
Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.

Level: AS, A2, Scottish Highers Subjects: French, Media Studies

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

GUIDE TO À BOUT DE SOUFFLE

À BOUT DE SOUFFLE TEACHERS’ NOTES

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLAU BOUT DU CONTE/UNDER THE RAINBOW (15) 2013 FRANCE  JAOUI, AGNÈS £15.99
Bittersweet French comedy drama about a number of characters who are having trouble dealing  with the complexities of life.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLBRODEUSES/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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCACHÉ/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

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small CACHEMIRE/THE ULTIMATE ACCESSORY (15) 2014 FRANCE  LEMERCIER, VALÉRIE £19.99
Comedy about a Hip Parisian couple who make a drastic life choice when they adopt a 7-year-old child without entirely thinking it through.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALL CASSE-TÊTE CHINOIS/CHINESE PUZZLE (15) 2013 FRANCE   KLAPISCH, CÉDRIC    DVD – £19.99   BLU RAY – £23.99                   French comedy drama sequel to ‘Pot Luck’ (2002) and ‘Russian Dolls’ (2005).  Romain Duris  reprises his role, now as a 40 year old writer on a downward spiral.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCAFÉ DE FLORE (15) 2011 FRANCE VALLÉE, JEAN-MAR £15.99
The film follows characters in present-day Montreal and 1969 Paris as their experiences of love and loss become intertwined.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA CEREMONIE (15) 1995 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £19.99
Adaptation of the Ruth Rendell best-seller.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCEZANNE 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.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE CHÂTEAU DES SINGES/A MONKEY’S TALE (U) 1999 FRANCE LAGUIONIE, JEAN-FRANCOIS  £15.99
When teenage monkey Kom becomes separated from his family in the wake of a huge forest flood, he is discovered by the king of a neighbouring tribe and taken back to his castle.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCHERCHEZ HORTENSE/LOOKING FOR HORTENSE (12) FRANCE 2013 BONITZER, PASCAL £19.99
Comedy starring Jean-Pierre Bacri and Kristin Scott Thomas.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCHIC! (12) 2014 FRANCE CORNUAU, JÉRÔME £19.99
Upbeat comedy about a fashion designer Alicia who has a creative block after her recent breakup. A solution has to be found to help Alicia regain her creative mojo!

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
Set in 1949, a music teacher is hired as supervisor in a strict boarding school for troubled children and changes their lives through music.

Level: AS, A2 Subjects: Drama, French, Music

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO LES CHORISTES

Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

STUDENT PACK

TEACHERS’ PACK

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

TASKS FOR STUDENTS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCLÉO DE 5 À 7 (15) 1962 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
While waiting for the result of a medical test, French singer Cleo (Corinne Marchand) spends a couple of hours – shown in real time – wandering through the streets of Paris. Along the way she meets up with her lover and with her composers, visits her model friend Dorothee (Dorothee Blank), has a brief affair with a passing soldier, drinks coffee and buys a new hat with her maid before finally meeting up with her doctor to receive the diagnosis.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCODE 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 FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES COMBATTANTS (15) 2014 FRANCE CAILLEY, THOMAS £15.99
Coming-of-age comedy.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCOMME UN AVION/SWEET ESCAPE (15) 2015 PODALYDÈS, BRUNO £19.99
50-year-old Michel (Podalydès) goes on a kayaking journey to find himself, in this hit French comedy

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCOMME UNE IMAGE/LOOK AT ME (12) 2004 FRANCE JAOUI, AGNES £19.99
Sophisticated family drama.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCONTE D’ÉTÉ/A SUMMER’S TALE (U) 1996 FRANCE ROHMER, ERIC £19.99
Carefully observed look at love.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLCONTRE TOI/IN YOUR HAND (15) 2010 FRANCE DOILLON, LOLA £15.99
French thriller depicting the relationship between a middle-aged woman and her kidnapper. Anna Cooper (Kristen Scott Thomas) is abducted from a Paris street by Yann (Pio Marmaï), who holds her captive in a small room and provides her with only the barest essentials for her survival. As time goes by, the reason behind Yann’s desperate bid for revenge comes to light, but meanwhile a relationship has developed between the two that leads to unexpected outcomes

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM PRESS KIT

COLONEL CHABERT 1994 FRANCE ANGELO, YVES – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE CORBEAU (PG) 1943 FRANCE HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT £19.99
First French film noir made in German occupied France which ensured a storm of controversy and it was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press and the Catholic Church.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

 COSMOS (15) 2015 FRANCE ZULAWSKI, ANDRZEJ DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99 Based on a novel by Witold Gombrowicz, a struggling law student arrives at a secluded French guest house to meet up with his friends. However disturbing omens make him worry about his safety.

In French with subtitles in English.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT FOR COSMOS

LE COU DE LA GIRAFE/THE GIRAFFE’S NECK 2004 FRANCE NEBBOU, SAFY – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE BERTUCELLI, JULIE £15.99
Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles school as the non-French speaking immigrant children learn to read and write French fluently.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LA COUR DE BABEL

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

STUDY GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS TO SCHOOL OF BABEL

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES COWBOYS (12) 2015 FRANCE BIDEGAIN, THOMAS £19.99
The Balland family attend a western gathering in eastern France. However when their sixteen-year-old daughter disappears, the father and his young son embark on dangerous search to find her in a journey that begins to feel like an endless quest.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LES COWBOYS

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO LES COWBOYS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LES COWBOYS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDE BATTRE MON COEUR S’EST ARRÊTÉ/BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED (15) 2005 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Romain Duris gives an extraordinarily intense performance as a young man torn between a life of crime and music.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE (PG) 1945 FRANCE BRESSON, ROBERT £19.99
Made during the last days of the Occupation, this love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows a society lady as she plots to initiate a scandalous affair.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDANS LA COUR (15) 2014 FRANCE SALVADORI, PIERRE £19.99
French comedy drama starring Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern. Depressed eccentric Antoine (Kervern) gets a job as a janitor in an old apartment building in Paris where he takes pleasure in the simplicity of his work and strikes up a friendship with retired resident Mathilde (Deneuve), whose husband worries about her declining mental state.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDANS LA MAISON/IN THE HOUSE (15) 2012 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS DVD – £15.99 BLU-RAY – £17.99
Offbeat French drama from director that explores the relationship between a literature student and the talented pupil whose gift for description he attempts to nurture.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDANTON (PG) 1983 FRANCE WAIDA, ANDRZEI £19.99
Depardieu plays Danton in this French Revolution drama.

SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLDEMI-SOEUR/HALF-SISTER (12) FRANCE 2013BALASKO, JOSIANE £19.99
A woman who sets out in search of her extended family

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
The year is 1942, and Paris is occupied by German forces. Jewish theatre owner Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent) has handed over the control of his theatre to his actress wife Marion (Catherine Deneuve) while he hides out in the cellar, hoping to avoid capture by the Nazis. During rehearsals for the next production, the presence of a womanising actor (Gerard Depardieu) and a Nazi-sympathising journalist cause many difficulties for Marion.

Eventually, she is forced to decide between her loyalty to her husband and her love for her countrymen, and acts out her solution in the production she has been rehearsing.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

DEUX HOMMES DANS LA VILLE/TWO MEN IN TOWN FRANCE 1973 GIOVANNI, JOSÉ – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALL DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT/TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT 2014 FRANCE  DARDENNE L & JP   DVD – £19.99   BLU RAY – £23.99

   When Sandra returns to work after a leave of absence she is horrified to discover that her colleagues have  opted to take a bonus at the expense of her job. As she tries to process the information she has just two days
and one night to convince them they have made a mistake.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

click-to-buy-the-dvd-smallDHEEPAN (15) 2015 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Winner of the 2015 Palme d’Or, a former soldier, a young woman and a
little girl pose as a family to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. They settle in a tough housing estate outside Paris, where, barely knowing each another, they must try and build a new life together.

In French with English subtitles

BILINGUAL FRENCH – ENGLISH PRESS KIT FOR DHEEPAN

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT FOR DHEEPAN

click-to-buy-the-dvd-smallDIABOLO 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.

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small DIPLOMATIE/DIPLOMACY (12) 2014 FRANCE SCHLÖNDORFF, VOLKER £19.99
World War Two in occupied Paris and Adolf Hitler’s has ordered the destruction of many of the city’s famous landmarks. Swedish  diplomat Raoul Nordling tries to stall the German action while waiting for the Allied forces to save the city.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLA DOUBLE TOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £15.99
Murder mystery based on a novel by Stanley Ellin.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE/AFTER LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE LAFOSSE, JOACHIM £15.99
After 15 years of being marriage with two children, Marie and Boris decide to divorce. However Boris won’t leave their shared home as he tries to hold on to what he has already lost.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE – AFTER LOVE

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO L’ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE – AFTER LOVE

L’ÉCUME DES JOURS/MOOD INDIGO (15) 2013 FRANCE GONDRY, MICHEL
DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
French romantic tragedy starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLELLE (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.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010 FRANCE PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES £17.99
A Jewish girl’s story opens wounds from France’s wartime past. Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) restores his family’s apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block’s original Jewish owners, who were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Melusine Mayance), who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother..

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

EMOTIFS ANONYMES/ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (12) 2010 FRANCE AMÉRIS, JEAN-PIERRE £15.99 – AT PRESENT DELETED ON DVD AWAITING A RE-ISSUE
Love and chocolate are the predominant themes of this romantic comedy. A deeply shy chocolate factory owner meets the equally sensitive Angélique, who also happens to be one of the world’s finest chocolatiers, the two inevitably fall in love. But how do two chronically shy people reach out to one another and negotiate the emotional minefield of a new love affair?

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

click-to-buy-the-dvd-smallEN ÉQUILIBRE (PG) 2015 FRANCE DERCOURT, DENIS £19.99
Paralysed man is fighting for compensation the insurance company when one of the company’s advisors  is sent to deal with his case the two find they have a connection and begin to have an impact on each other’s lives.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small EN SOLITAIRE/TURNING TIDE (12) 2013 FRANCE OFFENSTEIN, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
Adventure drama starring François Cluzet. Yann Kermadec (Cluzet) is thrilled when he gets the opportunity to take part in the round-the-world single-handed yacht race and is determined to win.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT/SISTER (15) 2012 FRANCE MEIER, URSULA £15.99
Every day, twelve-year-old Simon steals food, money and equipment from the wealthy guests in a Swiss ski resort order to support himself and his older sister.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO L’ENFANT D’EN-HAUT

L’ENFANT LION 1993 FRANCE GRANDPERRET, PATRICK – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small L’ENLÈVEMENT DE MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ/THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ (15) 2014 FRANCE  NICLOUX, GUILLAUME £19.99
French author Michel Houellebecq plays himself in this comedy drama partly based on his real-life disappearance in 2011.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENSEMBLE C’EST TOUT/HUNTING AND GATHERING 2007 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £17.99
Absorbing Palme d’Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.

Level: AS, A2, Dip 1, Dip 2, Dip 3, Subjects: GCSE Citizen

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

INTERVIEW WITH LAURENT CANTET AND FRANÇOIS BÉGAUDEAU

ONLINE RESOURCE COVERING – CHARACTER & IDENTITY DEBATE & CONFLICT, EDUCATION & FILM STUDIES –

STUDY GUIDE TO THE FILM

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLÉPERDUMENT/DOWN BY LOVE (15) 2016 FRANCE GODEAU, PIERRE £15.99
Based on a true story about a married prison director Jean embark on a passionate love affair with one of the prisons inmates, the much younger Anna.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO ÉPERDUMENT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLETRE ET AVOIR (E) 2002 FRANCE PHILIBERT, NICOLAS £19.99
Documentary that follows a year in the life of a French village school.

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

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH TEACHING GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE TO THE FILM

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’ÉTUDIANTE ET MONSIEUR HENRI /STUDENT AND MISTER HENRI (12) 2015 FRANCE CALBÉRAC, IVAN £19.99
Ivan Calbérac adapts this comedy drama from his own play. Grumpy old Henri makes a deal with young student Constance that she can stay in his house for free for three months if she tries to break up his son Paul’s marriage.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO L’ÉTUDIANTE ET MONSIEUR HENRI

LA FRACTURE DU MYOCARDE/CROSS MY HEART 1990 FRANCE FANSTEN, JACQUES – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FAIS-MOI DES VACANCES/WE NEED A VACATION 2002 FRANCE BIVEL, DIDIER – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA FAMILLE BÉLIER (12A) 2013 FRANCE LARTIGAU, ERIC £15.99
Comedy about a married couple and their two children. Living in a remote farm both parents and the youngest child are all deaf and relying heavily on the sixteen-year-old child, Paula, as their interpreter. However Paula would like to move away and pursue a singing career.

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO LA FAMILLE BÉLIER

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LA FAMILLE BÉLIER

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLFAUTEUILS 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 countrygirl waitress in a local café.

STUDY GUIDE WRITTEN BY HÉLÈNE BEAUGY

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA FILLE DU PUISATIER/THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (PG) 2011 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL £19.99
Based on the Marcel Pagnol novel set in Provence during the First World War

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FLIC STORY 1975 FRANCE DERAY, JACQUES – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA FILLE INCONNUE/UNKNOWN GIRL (15) 2016 FRANCE   DARDENNE, LUC & JEAN-PIERRE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Dr. Jenny Davin refuses a patient treatment, however when the patient is found dead the next day, the Police turn to the doctor for clues but without any useful information and feeling guilty about ignoring the woman’s pleas the night before, Devan takes it upon herself to find out more about the woman in question.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLFIVE (15) 2015 FRANCE GOTESMAN, IGOR £19.99
Comedy about five childhood friends who rent an expensive apartment in Paris. After Samuel cannot afford the rent he becomes a drug dealer in a desperate attempt to make some quick cash. However, after running into trouble with rival dealers, Samuel is forced to turn to his friends for help.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO FIVE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLA LA FOLIE PAS DU TOUT/HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT (12) 2001 FRANCE COLOMBANI, L. £19.99
Taut tale of passion and obsession.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLFRANCOFONIA (12A) 2015 FRANCE SOKUROV. ALEKSANDR DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
The film looks at the history of the Louvre, from its construction, to the Renaissance and the Nazi’s occupation of Paris in World War Two.

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO FRANCOFONIA

FRENCH FILM NOTES TO FRANCOFONIA

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLFRANTZ (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.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA FRENCH/THE CONNECTION (15) 2014 JIMENEZ, CÉDRIC £15.99
1970s set crime drama about a former Marseille judge who attempts to take down the notorious drug smuggling operation known as the French Connection.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLFRENCH CANCAN (PG) 1955 FRANCE RENOIR, JEAN £19.99
Musical comedy drama set amidst the glittering nightlife of late 19th-century Paris.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE GAMIN AU VELO/THE KID WITH A BIKE (12A) 2011 BELGIUM DARDENNE, J P/DARDENNE, L £15.99
The Dardenne brothers write and direct this Belgian drama about an eleven-year-old boy in search of a family.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES 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

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLGERVAISE (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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA GLACE ET LE CIEL/ICE AND THE SKY(U) 2015 FRANCE JACQUET, LUC £15.99
French documentary about global warming.

FRENCH NOTES TO THE FILM

FRENCH TEACHING NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES 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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

LE GÔNE DU CHAÂBA/KID FROM CHAABA 1998 FRANCE RUGGIA, CHRISTOPHE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES GARÇONS ET GUILLAUME, À TABLE!/ME, MYSELF AND MUM (15) 2013 GALLIENNE, GUILLAUME £17.99
Camp comedy in which Gallienne shows how his mother treated him as the daughter she never had and how
this led to him becoming seriously confused about his sexuality while growing up.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LES GARÇONS ET GUILLAUME À TABLE !

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALL GRAND CENTRAL (15) 2013 FRANCE  ZLOTOWSKI, REBECCA   DVD – £17.99    BLU RAY – £22.99
      Out-of-work Gary lands a job decontamination a nuclear plant.  The job offers him everything he is looking for, money, a team and love. However Gary begins to realise that the workers are being exposure to dangerous levels of radiation.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLGRAND DÉPART (15) 2012 FRANCE MERCIER, NICOLAS £19.99
A man in search of his own identity.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA GRANDE ILLUISION (PG) 1937 FRANCE RENOIR, JEAN £19.99
Renoir’s profound examination of war, with Jean Gabin and Erich von Stroheim.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LA GRANDE ILLUSION

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA GRANDE VADROUILLE (PG) 1966 FRANCE OURY, GERARD £15.99
French wartime comedy farce.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

ENGLISH FILM GUIDE

ENGLISH LANGUAGES NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE GRANDE VOYAGE (PG) 2004 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAËL ARABIC/FRENCH £19.99
Moroccan immigrant in France feels that his time to undertake the Hajj to Mecca has finally arrived.

LE GRAND VOYAGE STUDY PACK BY HÉLÈNE BEAUGY

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.

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

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE FOR STUDENTS OF AS/A2 FRENCH

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLHARRY, UN AMI QUI VOUS VEUT DU BIEN/HARRY, HE’S HERE TO HELP (15) 2000 FRANCE MOLL, DOMINIK £19.99
Nail biting dark comedy thriller. Michel (Laurent Lucas) and Claire (Mathilde Seigner) have just departed on their summer holiday when they stop off at a service station and bump into Michel’s old schoolmate Harry (Sergi Lopez). The couple think it’s just a chance meeting, but they begin to worry when Harry turns up at their holiday home and begins doing everything he can to ingratiate himself into their lives. Is Harry just keen to make new friends or does he possess more sinister motives?

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE 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,

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LE HARVE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE HÉRISSON/THE HEDGEHOG (12) 2009 FRANCE ACHACHE, MONA £17.99
Light-hearted drama following the bond that develops between three social outcasts who share the same residential house.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLHIPPOCRATES (15) 2015 FRANCE LILTI, THOMAS £15.99
French comedy drama about a young doctor.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLHIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE B/W RESNAIS, ALAIN DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Love story between a French actress and a Japanese architect.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’HISTOIRE D’ADÈLE H/STORY OF ADELE H (12) 1975 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
Francois Truffaut’s film is based on a true story about desire, devotion and madness. Oscar-nominated Isabellel Adjani stars as Adele, the daughter of Victor Hugo, who follows her womanising lover across the Atlantic in order to resume their affair.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLL’HOMME QUI AIMAIT LES FEMMES/MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN (15) FRANCE 1977 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99
Whimsical story about an eccentric Casanova.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES 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

LE HUITIÈME JOUR/ EIGHTH DAY 1960 FRANCE DORMAEL, JACO VAN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE HUSSARD SUR LE TOIT/HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF (15) 1995 FRANCE RAPPENEAU, J.P. £19.99
Historical drama by the director of ‘Cryano de Bergerac’. Stars Juliette Binoche.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLINDIGÈNES/DAYS OF GLORY (12) 2006 FRANCE BOUCHAREB, R. £19.99
This award-winning film shows WWII through the eyes of four North African soldiers fighting for the French army during the German occupation.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLINTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99 Quadriplegic rich aristocrat is cared for by young Senegalese émigré. Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT FOR INTOUCHABLES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO INTOUCHABLES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES INVISIBLES (E) 2012 FRANCE LIFSHITZ, SÉBASTIEN £12.99
Award winning documentary about elderly homosexuals living in France. Director Sébastien Lifshitz speaks to male and female homosexuals who were born between the World Wars and who embraced their sexuality at a time when society excluded them.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA JALOUSIE/JEALOUSY (12) 2013 FRANCE GARREL, PHILIPPE £19.99
Can the love for the theatre help an actor get over heartbreak.

FRENCH PRESS KIT TO LA JALOUSIE

ENGLISH PRESS KIT TO LA JALOUSIE

JE M’APELLE ELISABETH/CALL ME ELISABETH 2006 FRANCE AMÉRIS, JEAN-PIERRE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLJE M’APPELLE HMMM/MY NAME IS HMMM..(15) 2013 F 2013 B, AGNÈS £22.99
Fashion designer Agnès B. makes her directorial debut with this drama about a runaway eleven-year-old girl.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLJE RENTRE À LA MAISON/I’M GOING HOME (PG) 2001 FRANCE OLIVEIRA, MANOEL DE £19.99
Oliveira’s dry and witty look at art and ageing.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLJEAN DE FLORETTE/MANON DES SOURCES (PG) 1986 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE £19.99
Award winning filmS based on the Pagnol novel.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO JEAN DE FLORETTE – MANON DES SOURCES1

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO JEAN DE FLORETTE – MANON DES SOURCES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLJOYEUX 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 – THEMES & MOTIFS WORKSHEET

JOYEUX NOÊL – VOCABULAIRE

JOYEUX NOÊL – MATCH QUOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLJULES ET JIM (PG) 1961 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD – £15.99    BLU RAY – £19.99
  Celebrated film about the free-spirited Catherine and the two men in her life.

KÉRITY LA MAISON DES CONTES/ELEANOR’S SECRET 2009 FRANCE MONFÉRY, DOMINIQUE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLKIRIKOU ET LA SORCIÈRE/KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS (U) FRANCE 1998 OCELOT, MICHEL IN ENGLISH £19.99
Animated children’s film based on folk tales from Senegal.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDENT STUDY PACK BY STEPH REID

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLAISSEZ PASSER (12) 2002 FRANCE BERTRAND TAVERNIER £19.99
Acclaimed true-life tale of French Resistance sympathisers working in the movies during World War Two.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLOU! (12A) 2014 FRANCE NEEL, JULIEN £19.99
Comedy adapted from his comic book series. Lou (Lola Lasseron) is a 12-year-old girl who gets on well with her single mother (Ludivine Sagnier), despite the fact that she often acts more immature than her daughter.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

FRENCH PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLUCIE AUBRAC (15) 1997 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE £29.99
A beautiful romance in the Second World War, based on a true story, about a woman trying to rescue her husband, a betrayed resistance member from prison. Only available in the Claude Berri DVD Collection (Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Germinal and Lucie Aubrac).

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO LUCIE AUBRAC

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLUCIEN LACOME (15) 1974 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £39.99
One of the first French films to deal with the collaboration during the Nazi occupation. (Only available in Louis Malle Collection Volume Two (15) France 1971-90 – £39.99 (Features Black Moon, Milou En Mai, Lacombe Lucien, Le Souffle Au Coeur and Au Revoir Les Enfants

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

MA VIE EN ROSE (12) 1997 FRANCE BERLINER, ALAIN £19.99 – AT PRESENT DELETED ON DVD AWAITING A RE-ISSUE
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

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA MAISON DE LA RADIO (PG) 2013 FRANCE PHILIBERT, NICOLAS £15.99
Documentary which goes behind the scenes of the French public radio broadcaster ‘Radio France’.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMANON DES SOURCES (PG) 1986 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE £19.99
Sequel to Jean de Florette in this award winning film based on the Pagnol novel.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO JEAN DE FLORETTE – MANON DES SOURCES1

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO JEAN DE FLORETTE – MANON DES SOURCES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMARYLAND/DISORDER (15) 2015 FRANCE WINOCOUR, ALICE £17.99
On his return home, Afghanistan veteran Vincent suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder . Getting a job as bodyguard for a dubious businessman’s wife, he becomes convinced that the woman he is protecting is in danger from a strange outside threat.

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MARYLAND

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO MARYLAND

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE /IRREPLACEABLE (12) 2016 FRANCE LILTI, THOMAS   £15.99  Irreplaceable country doctor  Jean-Pierre Werner (François Cluzet) becomes ill and a young doctor, Natalie, comes from the city to help him.  But can she adapt to this new life and be able to replace such a respected doctor.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT FOR MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE £16.99
10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.

Level: S4-S6 Subjects: French, Health & Wellbeing

STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

LA MER À L’AUBE/CALM AT SEA 2011 FRANCE SCHLÖNDORFF, VOLKER £32.99
A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMICMACS (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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMICROBE ET GASOIL (15) 2015 FRANCE GONDRY, MICHEL £19.99
Coming-of-age comedy and road movie about two teenage friends.
Bullied, androgynous loner Daniel ‘Microbe’ and his new cool friend and classmate Théo ‘Gasoline’ (Théophile Baquet).  Together they go on a journey across the country.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

MOI CÉSAR, 10 ANS 12, 1M39/I, CESAR 2003 FRANCE BERRY, RICHARD – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMOLIÈRE (PG) 2007 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £19.99
Period drama brings to life the youth of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, who would later become known to the world as Moliere, but at the age of 22 he was only a struggling actor.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMOMMY (15) 2014 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH £19.99
A widowed mother decides to homeschool her ADHD-suffering son. Although she is struggling for money and patience, how far is she prepared to go to better her son’s future?

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMON PERE CE HEROS (PG) FRANCE 1991 LAUZIER, GERARD £14.99
Charming comedy staring Gerard Depardieu.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

MON PIRE CAUCHEMAR/MY WORST NIGHTMARE 2011 FRANCE FONTAINE, ANNE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE (15) 2002 FRANCE JUGNOT, GÉRARD – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Set in German occupied Paris in 1942 grocer Edmond Batignole lives in a Jewish confiscated apartment with his family. However when one of the original Jewish tenants turns up, Mr Batignole hides him from the Nazis.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE

ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE FILM MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMONSIEUR HIRE (15) FRANCE 1989 LECONTE, PATRICE £19.99
A young girl is found murdered and all the clues lead to the reclusive Monsieur Hire, a loner and not popular with his neighbours who think him strange.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

MONSIEUR IBRAHIM ET LES FLEURS DU CORAN/MONSIEUR IBRAHIM 2003 FRANCE DUPEYRON, FRANÇOIS – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLMONSIEUR LAZHAR (12A) 2011 CANADA FALARDEAU,PHILIPPE £15.99
Set in a Quebec junior school and adapted from a stage play by Évelyne de la Chenelière,. a class of Grade 6 pupils get a new teacher, an Algerian refugee Bachir Lazhar who claims he has been teaching for 19 years, when he has actually been running a restaurant.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLNE LE DIS À PERSONNE/TELL NO ONE (15) 2006 FRANCE CANET, GUILLAUME £19.99
Conspiracy theory thriller from actor-turned-director Guillaume Canet.

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

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NO ET MOI 2010 FRANCE BREITMAN, ZABOU – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

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CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE NOM DES GENS/NAMES OF LOVE (15) 2010 FRANCE LECLERC, MICHEL £24.99
Mix of a romantic comedy and a satire of French politics.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

LA NOUVELLE GUERRE DES BOUTONS/WAR OF THE BUTTONS 2011 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLOSCAR ET LA DAME ROSE/OSCAR AND THE LADY IN PINK (15) 2009 FRANCE SCHMITT, ERIC-EMMANUEL £29.99
Based on Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s novel, 10-year-old Oscar is dying of cancer in hospital. Here he meets Rose who uses her imagination, wit and charm to allow Oscar to live life.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLP’TIT QUINQUIN (15) 2014 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £15.99
The Guardian called the film – ‘French forensic-thriller farce’. Set during the school’s summer holidays in a seaside town, two rural policemen track a serial killer who leaves body parts stuffed inside barnyard animals.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS NOTES

LES PALMES DE M. SCHUTZ 1997 FRANCE PINOTEAU, CLAUDE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

LE PAPILLON/THE BUTTERFLY 2002 FRANCE MUYL, PHILIPPE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG/UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (U) 1964 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES £17.99
A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLPENSION COMPLÈTE/FRENCH CUISINE (12) 2015 FRANCE SIRI, FLORENT EMILIO £19.99
Comedy about a married couple who run a restaurant together but their relationship is on the rocks. He is obsessed with winning a Michelin star, she has hit forty and dreams of having her first child.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO PENSION COMPLÈTE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLPERSEPOLIS (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

TEACHERS’ NOTES

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLPICKPOCKET (PG) 1959 FRANCE BRESSON, ROBERT £22.99
Classic film Inspired by Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

PIEDS NUS SUR LES LIMACES/LILY SOMETIMES 2010 FRANCE BERTHAUD, FABIENNE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLPETIT NICOLAS (PG) 2009 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £15.99
Comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

PETIT POTAM  2001 FRANCE CHOQUET, C/DEYRIÈS, B – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

LE PETIT PRINCE A DIT 1992 FRANCE PASCAL, CHRISTINE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA PETITE JÉRUSALEM/LITTLE JERUSALEM 2005 FRANCE ALBOU, KARIN £26.99
Young Jewish woman living with her orthodox family in Paris, falls in love with a Muslim.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

click-to-buy-the-dvd-smallPHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE  ALAIN GAGNOL,A/FELICIOLI, J-L £19.99

   Animated film about young cancer patient who’s treatment  gives him the ability to leave his body and float around New York City as a spirit and use his new powers to defeat crime.

LE PLUS BEAU MÉTIER DU MONDE/THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD 1992 FRANCE LAUZIER, GÉRARD – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLPOTICHE (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

LA PREMIÈRE ÉTOILE 2009 FRANCE JEAN-BAPTISTE, LUCIEN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE 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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALL RÉPARER LES VIVANTS /HEAL THE LIVING (TBA) FRANCE 2015 QUILLÉVÉRÉ, KATELL DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
  Based on the acclaimed novel  Maylis de Kerangal. The death of a young surfers gives hope to a  50-year-old mother awaiting  a heart transplant in this remarkable ensemble drama.

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small PRÊT À TOUT (12) 2014 FRANCE CUCHE, NICOLAS £19.99
French romantic comedy about thirty-year-old Max who has become an Internet millionaire but is bored with the high life and can’t stop thinking about the socially committed Alice. To get closer to her he takes a job at the assembly line in the factory she works in.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA PROCHAINE FOIS JE VISERAI LE COEUR /NEXT TIME I’LL AIM FOR THE HEART (15) 2014 FRANCE  ANGER, CÉDRIC £19.99
Set in the 1970s, the film follows the true story of a serial killer who works as a police officer.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLPROMESSE (15) 1996 BELGIUM DARDENNE JP & L IN FRENCH
15-year-old Igor (Renier) helps his father, Roger (Gourmet), employ illegal immigrants to work on building sites. When one of the workers is seriously injured after a fall from some scaffolding, Igor promises to look after the man’s wife (Assita Ouedraogo) and child; an encounter which gradually shows him the gulf between his own values and those of the workers.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

– film only available in the following collection –

DARDENNE BROTHERS COLLECTION (15) BELGIUM 6 DISCS £59.99
Collection of six features from acclaimed Dardenne brothers. Contains LE GAMIN AU VELO/THE KID WITH A BIKE , SILENCE OF LORNA LE SILENCE DE LORNA/SILENCE OF LORNA , L’ENFANT/CHILD , ‘LE FILS/THE SON’ ‘ROSETTA’ & ‘LA PROMESSE’

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA PROPHÉTIE DES GRENOUILLES/RAINING CATS AND FROGS (15) 2003 FRANCE GIRERD, JACQUES-REMY £29.99
A modern day Noah saves a small group of people after the earth is flooded.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

QUAND TU DESCENDRAS DU CIEL 2003 FRANCE GUIRADO, ERIC – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/400 BLOWS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD – £15.99    BLU RAY – £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.

400 blows FILM GUIDE Blows

400 BLOWS FRENCH FILM GUIDE 400 coups

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FRENCH CNC GUIDE TO LES 400 COUPS

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA 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

NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD AT PRESENT.  AWAITING RE-ISSUE.

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

LA RAFLE RESOURCE GUIDE

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ACTIVITIES FOR S6 PUPILS

ANSWERS FOR S6 (FOR TEACHERS)

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA RANÇON DE LA GLOIRE/THE PRICE OF FAME (12) 2014 FRANCE BEAUVOIS, XAVIER £19.99
Set in the Christmas period in 1977, small time crook Eddy comes up with a plan to steal Charlie Chaplin’s corpse and demanded a ransom for the poor family he is living with.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA RELIGIEUSE/THE NUN (12) 2013 FRANCE NICLOUX, GUILLAUME £15.99
Adaptation of the novel by Denis Diderot. The film follows the fortunes of Suzanne, the child of a wealthy family who is committed to a nunnery against her will.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA RÉSISTANCE DE L’AIR/THROUGH THE AIR (15) 2015 FRANCE GRIVOIS, FRED £19.99
Rifle champion Vincent escape everyday life at the firing range. Here he meets 50-year-old Renaud  who offers him a tempting and usual well-paid job.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLRESSOURCES 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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE RENARD ET L’ENFANT/THE FOX & THE CHILD 1992 FRANCE JACQUET, LUC ENGLISH AUDIO ONLY £12.99
film revolves around a little girl who encounters a fox on her way to school. The chance meeting marks the beginning of an incredible friendship as the barriers that separate humans and animals are broken down.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLRIDICULE (15) 1996 FRANCE LECONTE, PATRICE £19.99
In the opulent France of Louis XVI, an unwitting nobleman soon discovers that survival at court demands both a razor wit and an acid tongue.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA RONDE (PG) FRANCE 1950 OPHULS, MAX £19.99
A circular tale of love and seduction based on the Arthur Schnitzler work.

STUDY GUIDE

RUE CASES-NÈGRES 1993 FRANCE PALCY, EUZHAN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLSAMBA (15) 2014 FRANCE NAKACHE,O/TOLEDANO, E £15.99
Comedy drama about a Senegal immigrant held in a detention centre fighting his extradition.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLSANS TOIT NI LOI/VAGABOND (15) 1985 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
‘Vagabond’ tells the story of the final few weeks of female drifter Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who feels incapable of participating in ordinary French society.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES SANS TOIT NI LOI

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE 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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH PRESS KIT

FRENCH TEACHING MATERIAL

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE SILENCE DE LORNA/SILENCE OF LORNA (15) 2008 BELGIUM DARDENNE BROTHERS £19.99
Albanian woman living as an immigrant in Belgium who through her involvement with the Mafia leads her to marry so she can get citizenship.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE SILENCE DE LA MER (PG) 1949 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P. £19.99
Melville’s debut film is an adaptation of the novella by French resistance author Vercors, which was clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France in WWII

TEACHING NOTES TO LE SILENCE DE LA MER

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLSITUATION AMOUREUSE – C’EST COMPLIQUÉ (15) 2014 FRANCE   PAYET, M/DUQUESNE, P  £19.99
    French romantic comedy in which  30-year-old Ben must decide between his bride to be or the girl he fancied at school who is now back in his life.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLSKYLAB (15) FRANCE 2011 DELPY, JULIE £19.99
French comedy exploring a family gathering in the 1970s coloured by the somewhat unusual threat of a US space station falling onto Brittany.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTANGUY (15) 2001 FRANCE CHATILIEZ, ETIENNE £19.99
What do you do when your 28 year old son won’t leave home.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

LA TÊTE EN FRICHE/MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE 2012 FRANCE BECKER, JEAN – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTHERESE 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.

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FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTHERESE 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

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTIMBUKTU (12A) 2014 FRANCE SISSAKO, ABDERRAHMANE £15.99
Set in the Malian city of Timbuktu during the jihadist takeover of the country in 2012.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTOM À LA FERME/TOM AT THE FARM (15) 2013 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER                DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £14.99

Tom, played by Xavier Dolan, travels to the country from his home in the city to attend the funeral of his recently deceased boyfriend. When he arrives at the family home, he soon realises that his relationship has been kept secret from his lover’s family.

FRENCH PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTOTO 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.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE /LONG WAY NORTH (PG) 2015 FRANCE CHAYÉ, RÉMI £17.99
Animated film set in 1892 in Russia, where 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha adores her explorer grandfather Oloukine. When he doesn’t return from his latest trip to the North Pole, Sasha persuades a crew to head north in search of the great ship.

FRENCH LANGUAGES NOTES TO TOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT/BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (15) 2016 BELGIUM DORMAEL, JACO VAN £19.99 In this black comedy God is alive and living in Brussels, mischievously tormenting humans from an outdated PC in a grim apartment. However God’s

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT

TRAIN DE VIE/TRAIN OF LIFE 1998 FRANCE MIHAILEANU, RADU – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLTROIS 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

TVG 1998 FRANCE TOURÉ, MOUSSA – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUN HÉROS TRÈS DISCRET/SELF MADE HERO (15) 1996 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Comedy-drama set in the winter of 1944.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUN HOMME À LA HAUTEUR /UP FOR LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £19.99
Romantic comedy in which beautiful divorced lawyer, Diane, connects with Alexandre, a man she meets to retrieve her lost phone. They hit it off as soon as they meet and Diane is charmed by Alexandre, but he is not the man that Diane imagined for herself .

FRENCH FILM NOTES TO UN HOMME À LA HAUTEUR

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUN HOMME IDÉAL (12) 2015 FRANCE GOZLAN, YANN £19.99
Thriller starring Pierre Niney as a struggling writer who steals the manuscript of a deceased man
and claims it as his own. The novel brings him great success but at a price.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

UN INDIEN DANS LA VILLE/LITTLE INDIAN, BIG CITY 1994 FRANCE PALUD, HERVÉ – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANÇAILLES/VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (15) 2004 FRANCE JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
As World War I draws to an end, Mathilde has received word that her fiancé Manech is wounded and lost in no-mans-land. She goes out to find him.

FRENCH TEACHING MATERIALS

FRENCH TEACHING WORKSHEET

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUN SECRET/A SECRET (15) 2007 FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE £19.99
Adaptation of Philippe Grimbert’s bestselling novel, this film is a compelling account of a 15-year- old boy who unearths a shocking family secret.Spanning half a century, the film’s multi-layered narrative revolves around a Jewish family torn asunder during the impending German occupation of France during World War II.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMMES/A STORY OF WOMEN 1988 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUNE FAMILLE À LOUER (12A) 2015 FRANCE AMÉRIS, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
Romantic comedy about a rich, lonely introvert who takes in a single mother and her two children so he can have a family. But will having a family be all that he is hoping for?

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUNE NOUVELLE AMIE/NEW GIRLFRIEND (15) 2013 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
When her best friend Laura dies, Claire promises to take ca

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLUNE 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

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY (PG) 2014 FRANCE  TIRARD, LAURENT £17.99
  French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. On a  summer seaside holiday  with his parents and grandmother Nicolas quickly makes friends and new adventures.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA VEUVE DE SAINT-PIERRE/DREAM LIFE OF ANGELS (15) 1999 FRANCE LECONTE, PATRICE £19.99
Set on a Canadian island in 1850 a man awaits the shipment back to France to he executed.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLVICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
Biopic about the young Jewish Tunisian boxer ‘Young’ Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and sent to Auschwitz to serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA VIE D’ADÈLE/BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (18) 2013 FRANCE KECHICHE, ABDEL.    DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Award-winning drama about a15-year-old Adèle (played by Adèle Exarchopoulos) who lead a typical teenage life of school, parents and boys.

However Adele’s life is turned upside down after a chance encounter with a beguiling blue-haired Emma (Léa Seydoux), forcing her to question her desires and assert herself as a woman and as an adult Throughout their relationship the two young women learn a lot about the pains and joys of being in love and the importance of staying true to oneself.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA VIE EN ROSE (12) 2007 FRANCE DAHAN, OLIVIER £19.99
A big screen treatment for one of France’s most revered singers, Edith Piaf.

FRENCH LANGUAGE GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA VIE EST UN LONG FLEUVE TRANQUILLE/LIFE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER (15) 1988 FRANCE CHATILIEZ, ETIENNE £19.99
Two families, one wealthy and conservative, the other poor, discover their babies were switched at birth 12 years ago.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLLA VIE RÊVÉE DES ANGES/DREAM LIFE OF ANGELS (18) 1998 FRANCE ZONCA , ERICK £15.99
Cannes award winning film about two outsiders, one an optimist the other sullen and introverted.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

click-to-buy-the-dvd-small VIOLETTE (15) 2013 FRANCE PROVOST, MARTIN £17.99
   The films follows the life of French author Violette Leduc from the Second World War to  her mainstream success with the publication of her memoir ‘La Bâtarde’ in 1964.

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLVIVEMENT DIMANCHE! /FINALLY SUNDAY(PG) 1983 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99
Comedy thriller.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLWELCOME (15) FRANCE 2009 LIORET, PHILIPPE £17.99
French drama chronicling the relationship between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq, who plans to swim to Britain from Calais and a French swimming instructor.

STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

CLICK TO BUY THE DVD SMALLZARAFA (PG) 2012 FRANCE LIE,J/BEZANÇON, R £17.99
Animated feature following a young boy’s adventure as he goes on a journey from Sudan to Paris.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO 1960 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

ZOU ZOU 1934 FRANCE ALLÉGRET, MARC – NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD

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