Recommended for: GCSE and equivalent level French
Capacity: 158 places
This study session will present the rural French context of The Grocer’s Son and the region in which it is set. It will be supported by vocabulary exercises that are relevant to GSCE topics, focusing on the contrasts between urban and rural ways of life and a study of the film’s two main characters.
Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Senior Lecturer in French, Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: The Grocer’s Son (Le fils de l’épicier) 12A
Dir Eric Guirado / France 2007 / 96 mins / In French with English subtitles
Le fils de l’épicier is a charming combination of coming of age, family drama and romance set in the dusty streets of Provence.