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AMELIE/LE FABULEUX DESTIN D'AMÉLIE POULAIN (15) 2001 FRANCE JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99

    Oscar nominated film about a young French girl whose sole purpose of life is to help others.
  
    Level: AS, A2, Dip 3, GCSE, Scottish Highers        Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media
Studies, Modern Foreign Languages


    Jane Critchley online language guide to Amelie -   CLICK HERE
    Contains among many files -  Teacher Guide,
 Amelie and  General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis,  Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises,    WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

    Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE  

    Amelie French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE

    Amelie Study Guide - CLICK HERE

ANGEL A (15) 2005 FRANCE BESSON, LUC £19.99  

    Looking to escape his past Andre accepts the help of the mysterious Angela and sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. BLU RAY £24.99

    Study guide by Sarah Leahy - CLICK HERE

ASTÉRIX & OBÉLIX: MISSION CLÉOPÂTRE (PG) 2002 FRANCE   CHABAT, A.    £19.99

    Second film in this popular French series staring Gerard Depardieu.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £19.99

    Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish               classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.
    
    Jane Critchley online language guide to Au Revoir Les Enfants -   CLICK HERE
    Contains among many files -  Teacher Guide,
 Amelie and  General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis,       Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises,            WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

    Study Guide - CLICK HERE

AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE/POT LUCK (15) FRANCE 2002   KLAPISCH, CEDRIC     £19.99   

     Xavier moves into a Barcelona  flat with a  group of students on the  European Erasmus program  and soon finds  himself thrust into a cultural melting pot.

  
Study guide by Sarah Leahy - CLICK HERE  

  
Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE  

LES AVENTURES EXTRAORDINAIRES D'ADÈLE BLANC-SEC/THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC (12) 2010 FRANCE     BESSON, LUC    £17.99

    Luc Besson writes and directs this comic fantasy adventure adapted from Jacques Tardi's graphic novels of the 1970s. Set in the early 20th century, the film tells the colourful tale of popular novelist and adventuress Adele Blanc-Sec (Louise Bourgoin), who deals in her own inimitable style with would-be suitors, the police, monsters and various other diversions as she attempts to save a mad scientist who has brought a pterodactyl to life so that he can re-animate an Egyptian mummy and use its ancient magic to revive Adele's sister, who has been in a coma for four years following a bizarre tennis accident   
    
    Level: AS, A2, Dip 3, GCSE,        Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

  
Study Guide - CLICK HERE   

    Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE  

BANDE A PART (PG) 1964 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC. £19.99

    Godard’s playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies.
   
 
    Level:
AS, A2, GCSE, KS4     
Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

    Study Guide to the film  - CLICK HERE
 

LA BATAILLE D'ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS (15) 1965 FRANCE PONTECORVO, GILLO £19.99

    Dramatic, pseudo-documentary reconstruction of the rise of the nationalist movement in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. A benchmarks of 1960s political radicalism.
 
   Study  Guide in Spanish  - CLICK HERE
  

LE BOSSU (15) 1998 FRANCE DE BROCA, PHILEPPEM £12.99
    Rip-roaring romp based on the Feval novel.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC £19.99

  Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.

    Level:
AS, A2,
Scottish Highers      Subjects: French, Media Studies

    Guide to À Bout De Souffle   - CLICK HERE

    À Bout De Souffle Teachers'  Notes   - CLICK HERE

    Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE  

BRODEUSES/A COMMON THREAD(12) 2004  FRANCE   FAUCHER,  ÉLÉONORE   £19.99

     Exquisite debut film by Faucher,  about two women’s friendship across the generations and the overcoming of sorrow and adversity through a common bond.
 
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  


CACHÉ/HIDDEN (15)   2005   FRANCE   HANEKE, MICHAEL     £19.99

     Compelling psychological thriller.
   
 
    Level:
AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers      
Subjects: French, English, Film Studies, Media Studies

    Study Guide to the film  - CLICK HERE

LES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99

    Set in 1949, a music teacher is hired as supervisor in a strict boarding school for troubled children and changes their lives through music.
   
 
    Level:
AS, A2     
Subjects: Drama, French, Music

    Jane Critchley online language guide to Les Choristes -   CLICK HERE
    Contains among many files -  Teacher Guide,
 Amelie and  General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis,       Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises,            WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

   
Student Pack  - CLICK HERE

    Teachers' Pack  - CLICK HERE
   

    Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE

CODE INCONNU: RÉCIT INCOMPLET DE DIVERS VOYAGES/CODE UNKNOWN (15) 2000 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL £19.99

    A Beggar catches a crumpled paper bag. The contents connects the character in the film,
making a fascinating study of the subtle connections and barriers in society
  
  
French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE 

COMME UNE IMAGE/LOOK AT ME (12) 2004 FRANCE    JAOUI, AGNES     £19.99

 Sophisticated family drama.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

DE BATTRE MON COEUR S'EST ARRÊTÉ/BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED (15) 2005 FRANCE AUDIARD,         JACQUES £22.99

    Romain Duris gives an extraordinarily intense performance as a young man torn between a life of crime and music.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99

    The year is 1942, and Paris is occupied by German forces. Jewish theatre owner Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent) has handed over the control of his theatre to his actress wife Marion (Catherine Deneuve) while he hides out in the cellar, hoping to avoid capture by the Nazis. During rehearsals for the next production, the presence of a womanising actor (Gerard Depardieu) and a Nazi-sympathising journalist cause many difficulties for Marion.

Eventually, she is forced to decide between her loyalty to her husband and her love for her countrymen, and acts out her solution in the production she has been rehearsing.

    French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE  

A DOUBLE TOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE    CHABROL, CLAUDE    £15.99

    Murder mystery based on a novel by Stanley Ellin.

    Study Guide to the film  - CLICK HERE

ELLE S'APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010  FRANCE  PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES    £17.99

    A Jewish girl's story opens wounds from France's wartime past.  Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) restores his family's apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block's original Jewish owners, who were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Melusine Mayance), who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother..

    Film Guide in French - CLICK HERE

ETRE ET AVOIR (E)  2002  FRANCE PHILIBERT,  NICOLAS   £19.99

     Documentary that follows a year in the life of a French village school.
     

    Level:
AS, A2, GCSE      
Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

    French language Study Guide  - CLICK HERE  

   
French  Guide  - CLICK HERE  
   
    Study Guide to the film  - CLICK HERE


   
French language Study Guide  - CLICK HERE

ENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE  CANTET, LAURENT   £17.99

     Absorbing Palme d'Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
     

    Level:
AS, A2, Dip 1, Dip 2, Dip 3, 
    Subjects: GCSE Citizen

    Interview with Laurent Cantet and François Bégaudeau - CLICK HERE

    Online Resource Covering - Character & Identity Debate & Conflict, Education & Film Studies -
CLICK HERE

    Study Guide to the film  - CLICK HERE

    French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE 

FAUTEUILS D'ORCHESTRE/ORCHESTRA SEATS(12) 2006 FRANCE    THOMPSON, DANIÈLE      £17.99

    Drama about the residents of the theatre district and their dreams of fortune and fame as seen through the eyes of an impressionable countrygirl waitress in a local café.

   Study Guide written by Hélène Beaugy - CLICK HERE

A LA FOLIE PAS DU TOUT/HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT (12) 2001 FRANCE  COLOMBANI, L.      £19.99

     Taut tale of passion and obsession.

     Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE      VARDA, AGNÈS     £15.99

    Documentary the lives of those who live 'off the grid' in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.  

   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (PG) 1966  FRANCE  OURY,  GERARD £15.99

 French wartime comedy farce.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99    

    Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.

     Level: AS, A2, KS4 , Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies

  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

  
Study  Guide  - CLICK HERE  
   
   Study  Guide for students of AS/A2 French  - CLICK HERE

HARRY, UN AMI QUI VOUS VEUT DU BIEN/HARRY, HE’S HERE TO HELP (15)  2000 FRANCE  MOLL, DOMINIK     £19.99

     Nail biting dark comedy thriller. Michel (Laurent Lucas) and Claire (Mathilde Seigner) have just departed on their summer holiday when they stop off at a service station and bump into Michel's old schoolmate Harry (Sergi Lopez). The couple think it's just a chance meeting, but they begin to worry when Harry turns up at their holiday home and begins doing everything he can to ingratiate himself into their lives. Is Harry just keen to make new friends or does he possess more sinister motives?
 
    Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE

LE HAVRE (PG) 2011 FRANCE KAURISMÄKI, AKI £15.99

    Comedy drama depicting the friendship between an illegal child immigrant and an elderly Frenchman.
  
     Level: AS, A2, KS4      Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies, 
Citizenship,
   
    Study Guide - CLICK HERE

LE HÉRISSON/THE HEDGEHOG (12) 2009 FRANCE    ACHACHE, MONA    £17.99

    Light-hearted drama following the bond that develops between three social outcasts who share the same residential house.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

L'HISTOIRE D'ADÈLE H/STORY OF ADELE H (12) 1975 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £15.99

      Francois Truffaut's film is based on a true story about desire, devotion and madness. Oscar-nominated Isabellel Adjani stars as Adele, the daughter of Victor Hugo, who follows her womanising lover across the Atlantic in order to resume their affair.
 
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LES HOMMES LIBRES/FREE MEN (12) 2011 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAEL £15.99

    World War Two drama set in German-occupied Paris in 1942. Tahar Rahim stars as Younes, a young, unemployed, Algerian immigrant who is inspired        to become a freedom fighter after forming an unexpected friendship with Jewish singer Salim Halali (Mahmud Shalaby).
    
    Level: AS, A2, KS4 Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies
  

    Study Guide - CLICK HERE

LE HUSSARD SUR LE TOIT/HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF (15) 1995  FRANCE RAPPENEAU, J.P.       £19.99  

     Historical drama by the director of ‘Cryano de Bergerac’. Stars Juliette  Binoche.
  
     Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  


JOYEUX NOEL (12) 2005  FRANCE  CARION, C. IN FRENCH/GERMAN & ENGLISH       £19.99     

      Set in World War One on  Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.


    Joyeux Noêl - Notes - CLICK HERE   
   
    Joyeux Noêl - Themes & Motifs Worksheet - CLICK HERE 

   
Joyeux Noêl - Vocabulaire - CLICK HERE   

    Joyeux Noêl - Match Quotes - CLICK HERE   

MA VIE EN ROSE (12) 1997 FRANCE  BERLINER, ALAIN        £19.99

     A big screen treatment for one of France's most revered singers, Edith Piaf. From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Piaf's life was a battle to sing and survive. Raised in poverty, Edith's unique voice and her passionate romances and friendships with the greatest names of the period - Yves Montand, Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour, Marlene Dietrich, Marcel Cerdan and others - made her a star all around the world.

     French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE 

MÊME PAS MORT/TOMBOY (U) 2007 FRANCE    SCIAMMA,  CÉLINE        £16.99

    10-year-old tomboy Laure (Zoé Héran) moves to a  different neighbourhood with her family, Laure is mistaken for a boy by Lisa (Jeanne Disson) and decides to accept this new identity under the name of Michaël. She spends a summer with Lisa, playing games and experiencing first kisses, but it is only a matter of time before the truth emerges.

    Level: S4-S6      Subjects: French, Health & Wellbeing

   Study Guide - CLICK HERE

MICMACS (12) 2009 FRANCE    JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE        £15.99

    Bazil, a video shop assistant who ends up with a bullet permanently lodged inside his brain after a gangland shootout  takes on two arms manufacturers, one of whom made the bullet that so nearly cost him his life.

   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

MOLIÈRE (PG) 2007  FRANCE   TIRARD, LAURENT       £19.99

 Period drama brings to life the youth of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, who would later become known to the world as Moliere,  but at the age of 22 he was only a struggling actor.   

   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

MON PERE CE HEROS (PG) FRANCE 1991 LAUZIER, GERARD   £14.99

 Charming comedy  staring Gerard Depardieu.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

MONSIEUR HIRE (15) FRANCE 1989  LECONTE, PATRICE  £19.99

 A young girl is found murdered and all the clues lead to the reclusive Monsieur Hire, a loner and not popular with his neighbours who think him strange.

   French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE 

NE LE DIS À PERSONNE/TELL NO ONE (15)  2006   FRANCE     CANET, GUILLAUME    £19.99

      Conspiracy theory thriller from actor-turned-director Guillaume Canet.

     
Level: AS, A2, GCSE      Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, French, Media Studies

     
Study Guide - CLICK HERE

PERSEPOLIS (15)   FRANCE 2007  SATRAPI,M /PARONNAUD, V £17.99

 Based on the graphic novel about her own experiences writer and director Marjane Satrapi draws a poignant story about a  young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, when people¹s hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power.   Contains both French and English version.  BLU RAY - £24.99

   Level:AS, A2, GCSE     Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, Film Studies, Media Studies, Politic  


   Persepolis online resource  - CLICK HERE 

   Teachers' notes  - CLICK HERE 

   
Study Guide in French  - CLICK HERE 

POTICHE (15) 2010 FRANCE       OZON, FRANÇOIS    £17.99

    French comedy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Suzanne (Deneuve) is the trophy wife of ruthless umbrella tycoon Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). When Robert's workers go on strike and take him hostage, Suzanne takes over the running of the factory and - with the help of her former lover, communist union leader Maurice Babin (Depardieu) - quickly proves herself to be a far more effective manager than her husband.
  
   Study Guide written by Hélène Beaugy  - CLICK HERE
  

LE PREMIER JOUR DU RESTE DE TA VIE/THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (15) FRANCE 2008    BEZANCON,  REMI £15.99

    The pleasure and pain of familial relationships come under the microscope in this cross-generational film.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS/LES MISTONS (PG) 1959 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS £19.99

   Francois Truffaut's semi-autobiographical first feature stars Jean-Pierre Léaud as Antoine Doinel, an unruly young Parisian whose unhappiness leads him into trouble. Frequently running away from school and home, Antoine spends much of his time playing with his friends on the streets of the city; but events take a more serious turn when the theft of a typewriter lands him in trouble with the police.
   
    Study Guide - CLICK HERE

    Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE  

    Film Guide in French Written by Alice Mennesson - CLICK HERE

LA RAFLE/ROUND UP (15) 2010 FRANCE BOSCJ, ROSE    £17.99

    Fact based drama told from the perspective of 11-year Jo Weismann.  In July 1942, under directions of the Nazis,  the French police  rounding up thousands of Jewish men, women and children taking them to the now notorious Vel' d'Hiv stadium, awaiting transporting to extermination camps in Poland  BLU RAY - £16.99

   Level: AS, A2, GCSE, KS3, KS4        Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies
   
   La Rafle Resource Guide - CLICK HERE

   Activities for S4-S5 pupils  - CLICK HERE

   Answers for S4-S5 (for teachers)  - CLICK HERE
   

   Activities for S6 pupils  - CLICK HERE

  Answers for S6 (for teachers)  - CLICK HERE

RESSOURCES HUMAINES/HUMAN RESOURCES  (15)    FRANCE  1999  CANTET, LAURENT         £19.99

 Business school graduate, returns to his provincial hometown totake a management position in the factory where his father has been working for 30 years. 
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

LA RONDE  (PG) FRANCE 1950  OPHULS, MAX   £19.99

 A circular tale of love and seduction based on the Arthur Schnitzler work.
   
    Study Guide - CLICK HERE

LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON/DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (12) 2007 FRANCE   SCHNABEL, J.     £19.99

     Based on the best-selling novel, the film tells the story of Bauby, a  42 year old paralysed man. Trapped in what he saw as a ‘Diving Bell’, a prison from        which he was unable to escape, Bauby’s only lifeline became the temporary release, or  ‘Butterfly’, of his  memories and imagination.

     
 Level: AS, A2, GCSE, Scottish Highers      Subjects: Citizenship, Film Studies, French, Media Studies

     
Study Guide - CLICK HERE

TANGUY (15) 2001  FRANCE  CHATILIEZ, ETIENNE         £19.99

 What do you do when your 28 year old son won’t leave home.
  
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

THERESE RAQUIN (PG) 1953 FRANCE        CARNE, MARCEL      £17.99

    Marcel Carne transposes Zola's dark tale of ennui and treachery to the post-WWII era. Simone Signoret stars in the title role as Therese, a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille (Jacques Duby) and living with him in the home of his paralysed mother (Jean Sylvere). When she meets an acquaintance of Camille's, strapping truck driver Laurent (Raf Vallone), the two begin a secret affair - but jealousy and anger lead to tragic consequences for all three.
  
  
French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE 

TOTO LE HÉROS/TOTO THE HERO (12)   1960   FRANCE    BECKER,  JACQUES    £17.99

 Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.
 
   Study  Guide in French  - CLICK HERE
  

TROIS COULEURS: BLEU/THREE COLOURS BLUE (15) 1993  FRANCE  KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF     £19.99 

     Juliette Binoche plays a woman who loses her husband, a great composer, in a car  crash.  She tries  to build a new life, but a journalist suspects she is the composer of her husbands  music.  

     
 Level: AS, A2, GCSE      Subjects: Film Studies, French, Media Studies

     
Study Guide - CLICK HERE

UNE VIE DE CHAT/A CAT IN PARIS/ (PG) 2010 FRANCE FELICIOLI, J.P/GAGNOL, A £12.99

French animated crime thriller spoof.

  Teachers Resource Guide - CLICK HERE

WELCOME (15) FRANCE   2009  LIORET, PHILIPPE £17.99

 French drama chronicling the relationship between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq, who plans to  swim to Britain from Calais and a French swimming instructor.

   Study Guide - CLICK HERE

   French Language Study Guide - CLICK HERE 
  
 






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