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French AS Study Day: Samba

Recommended for AS and equivalent level French

This study day will address the issues of illegal immigration and work in France.

Isabelle Vanderschelden will present the film in French, providing relevant information on the film and its social and political contexts, as well as introducing key vocabulary on these topics.

The screening will be followed after lunch by a series of language exercises in French including character studies, film genre analysis and discussion of the main themes of the film.

Led by Isabelle Vanderschelden, Head of French at Manchester Metropolitan University

Screening: Samba (15)
Dirs Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano / France 2014 / 119 mins / In French with English Subtitles / Omar Sy / Charlotte Gainsbourg / Tahar Rahim

A recent migrant to France, Samba (Omar Sy) fights to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg), in this winning drama from the directors of the breakout hit Untouchable, one of France’s biggest breakout hits.

 

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