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Conversing in French about French Cinema (B1-C2)

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Conversing in French about French Cinema (B1-C2)

<p>Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Cannes French Film Festival and discuss some of the best French films. This immersion is conducive to many activities from acquiring useful vocabulary to

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Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Cannes French Film Festival and discuss some of the best French films. This immersion is conducive to many activities from acquiring useful vocabulary to speak about your favorite film to become a film critic or an actor!


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CLASS PLAN
Four sessions over four consecutive days that aim to build confidence, advanced comprehension and communication skills with a fun and interesting topic: the Cannes Film Festival.


CONTENT
Conversational French with an introduction to the Cannes Film Festival and a focus on the vocabulary of the world of French movies, actors and film critics.


Day 1

  • Introduction to the Cannes Film Festival
  • Scene of the film: La Môme – La vie en Rose – Edith Piaf – DRAME
  • Biography of the actress: Marion Cotillard

Key Tasks:

  • Analysing the poster of a film. Before viewing
  • What strikes you most when you watch this poster? Why ? What kind of film makes you think this poster?
  • Discuss the scenario and critic the film after viewing a scene
  • Choose your own film, present it in the next three days and defend it at our ‘Cannes Film festival’.


Day 2

  • Introduction of the Hotel Eden Roc – the most expensive hotel on the French Riviera
  • Scene of the film: Les Femmes du Sixième Etage – COMEDY
  • Biography of the actor: Fabrice Luchini

Key Tasks:

  • Describe and qualify an actor/actress. After viewing an excerpt without the sound •
  • Identify and characterise the characters (age, dress, social status ...). Make assumptions about their relationships. Describe the mimics and gestures of the characters using adjectives and adverbs. For example: it seems sympathetic, dynamic ... He stirs his coffee nervously.
  • View the excerpt with the sound. Check your assumptions: what do you learn about these characters? What feelings do they express?


Day 3

  • Scene of the film: Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table !
  • Biography of the actor: Guillaume Galleon

Key Tasks:

  • Imagine the dialogues of a scene. After viewing an excerpt without the sound.
  • Make assumptions about what is said by the protagonists. Write and possibly play the dialogues of the scene. Watch the scene with the sound.


Day 4

  • Scene of the film: Les Intouchables
  • Biography of the Actor: Omar Shy

Key Tasks:

  • Analysing a scene according to the sound components ONLY (music, sounds, voices).
  • Write a scenario. After viewing an excerpt
  • Present a film critic of your selected film at out 'Cannes Film Festival'
  • Research the biography and filmography of a famous actor/actress and incarnate him/her
  • Vote for the best film in competition and the best actor and actress.
  • Incarnate the actor and actress when s/he receive the award.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Converse fluently about the Cannes Film Festival, French films and French actors and actresses.
  2. Understand (audio and visual) key scenes of some best French films
  3. Write a film critic