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Calling all Francophile film buffs.

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smugmumofboys Mon 05-Oct-09 19:13:30

I teach French to adults in the evenings. last year I showed 'A la folie, pas du tout' which they loved, found lots to discuss etc.

I have some of the same students this year and would like to show another film. The main criteria are:
- something recent-ish
- no violence or too much swearing (some of them are sensitive souls hmm)
- there must be something they can talk about, an issue, a theme etc
- nothing too heavy - my classes are meant to be fun.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.


southeastastra Mon 05-Oct-09 19:14:13

ooh that one about the school

smugmumofboys Mon 05-Oct-09 19:16:46

Wow - you're tres rapide!

Etre at avoir? It is fab but I bawled like a loon when I watched it at home. I need to retain some professional dignity.grin

(Am aware there are no accents - can't do them atm).

Themasterandmargaritas Mon 05-Oct-09 19:18:53

What about 'Cage aux folles'? Fun and plenty to talk about.

sunandmoon Mon 05-Oct-09 19:55:48

J'adore La cage au folles...
Coco Before Chanel, si tu peux le trouver en DVD. Rigolo et superbe histoire. Conversation sur Chanel ect... Tres sympa!
Have fun

smugmumofboys Mon 05-Oct-09 19:57:24

Thanks for the suggestions so far.

BonjourIvresse Mon 05-Oct-09 20:18:00

one of the marcel pagnol films
un coeur en hiver

smugmumofboys Mon 05-Oct-09 20:20:02

I know the others but don't know un coeur en hiver. What's it about?

smugmumofboys Mon 05-Oct-09 20:59:34

Any more?

BonjourIvresse Mon 05-Oct-09 22:21:42

un coeur en hiver is a love story with emmmuaelle beart. You could use bienvenue chez des chitis too, but i've had trouble getting hold of it over here

JeffVadar Tue 06-Oct-09 17:27:54

Films I have enjoyed recently include:

La Tourneuse du Pages
Comme un Image (Look at Me in English!)
Apres Vous
La Fille sur le Pont
My Best Friend (can't remember French title!)

They are all good stories, quite gentle and funny in most cases, and are about relationships etc!

Also recommend the bilingual film 'Man on Wire' about Philippe Petit who tightrope walked between the World Trade Centre towers.

Etre et Avoir is one of my all time favorites grin!

ChunkyKitKat Sun 11-Oct-09 19:47:40

I enjoyed:

Two Days in Paris - very funny (some swearing)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
La Vie En Rose
Delicatessen (very funny, but your students may not like it, Smugmum!)

ChunkyKitKat Sun 11-Oct-09 19:49:39

Also The Girl from Paris, I am sure your students would love it. A young woman gives up her city job and retrains to be a farmer.

DwayneDibbley Tue 13-Oct-09 14:12:08

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DwayneDibbley Tue 13-Oct-09 14:13:22

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ChunkyKitKat Tue 27-Oct-09 18:00:35

Has anyone seen the film about Coco Chanel with Audrey Tatou?

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