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French A Level Study Session: Entre Les Murs

Recommended for A Level and equivalent level French
This year in response to the pandemic our study sessions are taking place online. You will need to register your school with Into Film in order to be able to watch the film in advance of the study session. Being an Into Film club member will also bring other benefits such as access to many films and free online resources.

A week before the online workshop you will receive a pre-screening resource via email created by our tutor Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and will have received a DVD of the film from Into Film.

HOME’s Schools & Colleges Modern Foreign Languages programme is supported by Into Film and by Routes into Languages North West at Manchester Metropolitan University.

French A Level Study Session
Online workshop: Wed 10 Mar 2021, 14:00 – 15:15
Pre-screening resource email: Arriving on Wed 3 Mar 2021
DVD from Into Film: Arriving before Wed 3 Mar  2021

Booking deadline: Wed 24 Feb 2021

Pre-screening resource: Isabelle Vanderschelden’s pre-screening resource will be a narrated PowerPoint which will introduce the film in French. This will provide key French phrases and vocab and contextual information about the social and political context of the film.

Film: Entre les Murs (15)
(The Class)
Dir Laurent Cantet/France 2008
124mins/French with English Subtitles
François Bégaudeau /Agame Malembo-Emene /Angélica Sancio

Based on François Bégaudeau’s autobiographical book Entre les Murs, Laurent Cantet presents a challenging and amusing depiction of a year in the life of a teacher in a French school on the outskirts of Paris.

Online workshop: This workshop, led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior lecturer in French Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, will examine central themes including young people and relationships, multicultural society and the distinction between documentary and fiction, examining the film within the context of the French education system.

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