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FRENCH AS Study Session: Tomboy

Recommended for AS and equivalent level French

Capacity: 158 places

This study morning will introduce the notion of auteur cinema and look at the main themes addressed in Tomboy including childhood, relationships between people, family life and gender stereotypes. The film will be introduced in French by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, and the screening will be followed by AS level written and spoken language exercises

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior Lecturer in French, Manchester Metropolitan University

Screening: Tomboy U

Dir Celine Sciamma/ France 2011 / 82 mins /  In French with English subtitles

Ten-year-old Laure prefers football to dolls and sweaters to dresses. When Laure and her family move to a new neighbourhood, local girl Lisa mistakes her for a boy. Indulging in this exciting new identity, Laure becomes Michael, and so begins a summer of long sunny afternoons, playground games and first kisses. Yet with the school term fast approaching, and with suspicions arising amongst friends and family, Laure must face up to an uncertain future.