Recommended for AS and equivalent level French.
Capacity: 158 places
In an extended introduction, Isabelle Vanderschelden will discuss the themes and historical background to Louis Malle’s AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS. Following the screening students will complete AS level written and oral exercises whilst exploring themes from the film such as: young people’s lives, friendships, World War II and cultural diversity.
Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Screening: AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS PG
Director: Louis Malle, France, 1987, 104 mins. In French with English subtitles.
Louis Malle’s autobiographical World War II drama is a classic of recent French cinema. Set in 1944 in a Carmelite convent school, the film tackles the young protagonists’ understanding of events in recent European history.
Twelve-year-old Julien can’t comprehend his peers’ reactions to the arrival of new boy Jean and only begins to understand the implications of the situation with the arrival of the Gestapo.