INSET: The Representation Of Childhood And Adolescence In Spanish Cinema

Recommended for teachers of GCSE, AS and A2 Spanish.

Capacity: 15 places

This INSET will focus on a central motif of contemporary Spanish cinema: the representation of childhood and youth, and its place in various social and cultural contexts which are relevant to the GCSE and A level syllabuses.

Themes covered will include: rites of passage, family, education and youth and society.

Carmen Herrero will structure the day around a series of presentations focusing on youth-centred films. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss topics using film clips in order to build film study into schemes of work.

Teachers will practise various exercises which can be incorporated into classwork and different filmic approaches will be explored through in-depth scene analyses of a variety of clips.

As well as films from the 2009 ¡Viva! festival, examples used as case studies will include classics such as EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA (Víctor Erice. 1975) and also more recent examples which may include SECRETOS DEL CORAZÓN (Montxo Armendáriz, 1997); HISTORIAS DEL KRONEN (Montxo Armendáriz, 1995); BARRIO (Fernando León, 1998); EL BOLA (Achero Mañas, 2000); EL ESPINAZO DEL DIABLO (Guillermo del Toro, 2001); EL VIAJE DE CAROL (Imanol Uribe, 2002); PLANTA CUARTA (Antonio Mercero, 2003); NOVIEMBRE (Achero Mañas, 2003); ERES MI HEROE (Antonio Cuadri, 2003); SIETE VIRGENES (Alberto Rodríguez, 2005); CABEZA DE PERRO (Santi Amadeo, 2006); EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO (Guillermo del Toro, 2006); LADRONES (Jaime Marques Olarreaga, 2007).

Refreshments provided.

Led by Carmen Herrero, Manchester Metropolitan University.