Recommended for AS and equivalent level French
This study day will look at social realism and representations of rural France today. Isabelle Vanderschelden will introduce the film in French, providing contextual information on the rural context of the film and the medical system in France. Short exercises will provide key vocab to help understand the main themes (health, the medical profession, rural life) and discuss the style of the film.
The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of French language exercises focusing on characters, narrative development and other themes. One objective will be to enhance the students’ intercultural awareness using film.
Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: Médecin de campagne (12A)
Dir Thomas Lilti/France 2017
102mins/French with English Subtitles
François Cluzet/Marianne Denicourt/Christophe Odent
For the people living in a remote area of Normandy, the local doctor Jean-Pierre is a well-respected, essential part of the community. When Jean-Pierre finds himself seriously ill, he employs a younger doctor Natalie to assist and take over the practice, should the need arise. Will she adapt to this new life and be accepted by the local people?
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