Recommended for A Level and equivalent level Spanish
This year in response to the pandemic our study sessions are taking place online. You will need to register your school with Into Film in order to be able to watch the film in advance of the study session. Being an Into Film club member will also bring other benefits such as access to many films and free online resources.
A week before the online workshop you will receive a pre-screening resource via email created by our tutor and will have received a DVD of the film from Into Film.
Spanish A Level Study Session
Online workshop: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 14:00 – 15:15
Pre-screening resource email: Arriving on Tue 23 Feb
DVD from Into Film: Arriving before Tue 23 Feb 2021
Booking deadline: Tue 16 Feb 2021
Pre-screening resource: Carmen Herrero’s pre-screening resource will be a narrated PowerPoint which will introduce the film in Spanish, provide relevant information on the film and its social and political contexts, as well as introducing key vocabulary on these topics.
Film: No (15)
Dir Pablo Larraín / Chile / France / Mexico / USA 2013
115mins / In Spanish with English Subtitles
Gael García Bernal / Alfredo Castro / Antonia Zegers
Pablo Larraín skillfully evokes the period feel of late 1980s Chile in this historical drama which stars Gael García Bernal as Rene Saavedra a talented young advertising executive who is tasked by Pinochet’s opposition with heading up a campaign for a ‘no’ vote in the country’s 1988 referendum. With immense pressure to succeed, and under scrutiny from the authorities, Rene and his team come up with offbeat ideas for the campaign.
This workshop will be led by Carmen Herrero, Head of Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University, and examine the themes of the film: the transition to democracy in Chile, civil liberties and the role of advertising tools to change the social process. Carmen will set your group language exercises in Spanish including film analysis and discussion of the main themes in the film, characters, settings and contexts. The lead teacher will be the one on screen in the workshop but may invite students to contribute directly where appropriate.