INSET: Changing France in the New Millennium

Recommended for teachers of AS and A2 French.

Capacity: 15 places.

This full day INSET will look at a number of social issues in France and their presentation through recent French films. Topics to be addressed include: young people in society, work, marginality, political engagement, racism, globalisation, state authority and policy, border crossing and the environment.

The exercises will include advice on how to study realism and documentary, how to use genre and also how to read and interpret key scenes using film terminology.
The event will introduce recent films such as LE PETIT LIEUTENANT (Beauvois, 2005), DEPUIS QU’OTAR EST PARTI (Bertolucci, 2003), EXILS (Gatlif, 2004), LE FILS (Dardenne, 2002), L’ESQUIVE (Kechiche, 2004) LES POUPEES RUSSES (Klapisch), JE VAIS BIEN NE T’EN FAIS PAS (Lioret, 2006), LE VOYAGE EN ARMENIE (Guediguian, 2006).

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