Recommended for A2 and equivalent level French
This study day will look at relationships and national stereotypes. Isabelle Vanderschelden will introduce the film in French, providing contextual information on the WW1 historical context of the film and the notion of auteur cinema. A few short exercises will provide key vocab prior to the screening. After lunch, French language exercises will focus on the characters and themes in the film. One objective will be to enhance the students’ intercultural awareness.
Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: Frantz 12A
Dir François Ozon/France/Germany 2016
114mins/French with English Subtitles
Pierre Niney/Paula Beer/Enst Stötzner
In a small German town after World War I, a young German woman Anna, mourns daily at the grave of her fiancé Frantz who was killed in battle in France. One day, young Frenchman Adrien also lays flowers at the grave. His presence so soon after the German defeat ignites suspicion. What are Adrien’s motives and can Anna forgive?
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