CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRE-U FRENCH

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRE-U FRENCH  2020-21


PART 1: TOPICS

L’AMITIÉ ET LA FRATERNITÉ  


FILM 

INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99 
 Quadriplegic rich aristocrat is cared for by young Senegalese émigré. Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.

MODERN LANGUAGES STUDY GUIDES: INTOUCHABLES : FILM STUDY GUIDE FOR AS/A-LEVEL FRENCH. PRICE - £11.99
  Guide to the scenes, characters and themes in Intouchables (Untouchables), enabling students to understand the historical and social context of the film and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay.
Author: Helene Beaugy, Paperback, 96 pages, Publisher: Hodder Education, ISBN: 9781510435667, Published: 28 Sep 2018

LE PÈRE NOËL EST UNE ORDURE (15) 1982 FRANCE POIRÉ, JEAN-MARIE £25.99
 Based on a cult play, the film is set in the offices of a suicide helpline on Christmas Eve. The farce follows a group of troubled people who contact the helpline.

LITERATURE

VIGAN, DELPHINE DE: NO ET MOI 
 Lou Bertignac, who has an IQ of 160,  meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets, and Lou persuades her parents to let No live with them. No's presence forces Lou and her parents to finally face the sadness that has enveloped the family.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION -
  Livre de Poche  ISBN: 9782253124801  - £9.60

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - NO AND ME
   Bloomsbury  ISBN: 9780747599647 - £8.99 

OXFORD LITERATURE COMPANIONS: NO ET MOI: STUDY GUIDE FOR AS/A LEVEL FRENCH 
  Study guide  NO ET MOI.
  OUP  ISBN: 9780198418351   2018  -  £9.50

REGARDS SUR LA BOURGEOISIE


FILM

LA CEREMONIE (15) 1995 FRANCE CHABROL, CLAUDE £19.99 (AWAITING RE-ISSUE)
Adaptation of the Ruth Rendell best-seller.

    FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM GUIDE

E CHARME DISCRET DE LA BOURGEOISIE/DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE   (15) 1972 BUNUEL, LUIS  IN FRENCH DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY £24.99
    Surrealist satire takes on targets as diverse as South American politics, the upper class and religion. 

LITERATURE

MOLIÈRE: LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
  Molière  farce about the superficial characteristics of Parisian nobility.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Les Classiques Bordas ISBN:  9782047356050 £5.95
  Folio Classique ISBN: 9782070450008 £2.80

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - TARTUFFE AND THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN : A DUAL-LANGUAGE BOOK
   Dover Publications Inc.  ISBN: 9780486404387 £10.99

REGARDS SUR LA DEUXIÈME GUERRE MONDIALE


FILM

L’ARMEE DES OMBRES/ARMY OF SHADOWS (12) 1969 FRANCE MELVILLE, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
    Based on the Joseph Kessel novel the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film  portrayals of the French Resistance.

LAISSEZ PASSER (12) 2002 FRANCE BERTRAND TAVERNIER £19.99 (AWAITING RE-ISSUE)
Acclaimed true-life tale of French Resistance sympathisers working in the movies during World War Two.

    FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

LITERATURE

GARY,  ROMAIN:  ÉDUCATION EUROPÉENNE
 Set in the winter of 1943,  Janek with the partisans in a Polish forests and is in love with  Zosia,, who has been sleeping with the Germans to get food;

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Folio ISBN:  9782070362035 £9.95

L’EXIL (2020 ONLY)

FILM

INCENDIES (15) 2010 CANADA    VILLENEUVE, DENIS FRENCH & ARABIC £17.99
    Powerful drama based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad. When their Lebanese-Canadian mother dies, twins Jeanne and Simon Marwan are left two sealed letters: one to be delivered to a brother the twins did not know they had, and the other to their father, whom they had presumed dead. To deliver the letters the twins travel to Lebanon, where the traumatic and tumultuous past experiences of their mother are gradually revealed.

INCH’ALLAH DIMANCHE 2001 FRANCE  BENGUIGUI,  YAMINA IN  NTSC FORMAT - £19.99
 The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions.

LITERATURE

SEBBAR, LEÏLA: LETTRES PARISIENNES : HISTOIRES D’EXIL
 The book is a collection of letters between Sebbar and Nancy Huston, writing about their 
shared experience of exile from a feminine and feminist perspective.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   J'ai lu  ISBN: 9782290053942  £6.95

PROBLÉMATIQUES DU COUPLE


FILM

AMOUR (12A) 2012 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL DVD -  £15.99  BLU RAY - £19.99
   Academy Award-winning drama about a  couple, Anne and George,  in their 80s. Anne is left wheelchair-bound and has lost her will to live. George tries to remind her of the beauty and worth of life itself and the love that they share for each other.

LITERATURE

ETCHERELLI, CLAIRE: ÉLISE OU LA VRAIE VIE
  Paris in the late 1950s, young Elise finds her relationship with a North African immigrant arouses hostility and a period of mounting social and political tension.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Folio  ISBN: 9782070369393  £9.95
  Routledge  ISBN: 9780415050937 £23.95 (Includes the full French text, accompanied by French-English vocabulary. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context)

SARTRE, JEAN-PAUL:  LES JEUX SONT FAITS
 Two dead people come back to earth for 24 hours

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Folio  ISBN: 9782070394821  £9.25

HISTOIRE ET VÉRITÉ (2021 ONLY)


FILM

Z (12) 1969 FRANCE   COSTA-GAVRAS  - CURRENTLY NO AVAILABLE IN A VERSION WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
   Political thriller set in Greece under the military dictatorship.

LITERATURE

DAENINCKX,  DIDIER: MEURTRES POUR MÉMOIRE
  It is set against the backdrop of a demonstration in Paris in 1961, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Algerians at the hands of the police. In Daeninckx?s story, Roger Thiraud, a young history teacher, is also mysteriously killed during this demonstration. 
Twenty years later, Bernard, his son, is murdered in Toulouse while on holiday with his girlfriend. To find the connection between the murders, Daeninckx?s hero Inspector Cadin must delve into the secret history and devastating compromises of wartime politics.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Folio Policier  ISBN: 9782070785582  £8.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  MURDER IN MEMORIAM
  Profile Books Ltd ISBN:   9781852427955  £9.99

GERMAIN, SYLVIE:  MAGNUS
 Deeply moving and enigmatic novel about the Holocaust.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Folio ISBN: 9782070336487  £11.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  Dedalus Ltd ISBN:  9781903517628  £9.99

PART II: TEXTS 2020-2021


BEAUMARCHAIS,  PIERRE-AUGUSTIN: LE BARBIER DE SÉVILLE
 Engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Les Petits Classiques Larousse  ISBN: 97820358590821  £4.35

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  THE FIGARO TRILOGY : THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, THE GUILTY MOTHER
  OUP ISBN:   9780199539970  £9.90
The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro
  PENGUIN  ISBN:    9780140441338  £9.90

DAOUD, KAMEL: MEURSAULT, CONTRE-ENQUÊTE (2021 ONLY)
 ';A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus'sThe Stranger, from the point of view of the mute Arab victims.'The New Yorker

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Fiches de lectures et analyses Le petit littéraire  ISBN: 9782806265531 £7.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION
  Other Press ISBN:  9781590517512    £14.95

DIDEROT, JACQUES:  LE FATALISTE ET SON MAÎTRE  
  Valet Jacques and his master are on a journey and as they travel the master recounts the story of his loves, but are continually interrupted by other characters 

 FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   La Bibliothèque GallimardISBN: 9782070305841  £6.85

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  JACQUES THE FATALIST
    OUP ISBN:  9780199537952  £9.95

DURAS, MARGUERITE: MODERATO CANTABILE 
 The story concerns the life of a woman, Anne Desbaresdes, and her varying relationships with her child, the piano teacher.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
 Minuit "Double" ISBN: 9782707303141  £8.30

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  THE GARDEN SQUARE
    Calder Publications Ltd ISBN: 9780714548500  £9.95

MOLIÈRE: LE MISANTHROPE
  Poet Alceste despairs of mankind’s hypocrisy and falseness.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
   Les Petits Classiques Larousse  ISBN: 9782035861559  £4.35
   Garnier-flammarion SBN: 9782081294011 £3.50

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -
   THE MISANTHROPE, TARTUFFE, AND OTHER PLAYS OUP ISBN: 9780199540181  £9.90
THE MISANTHROPE (Methuen Drama)  -  Bloomsbury  ISBN:  9781472510716  £10.99
THE MISANTHROPE -Nick Hern Books  ISBN:     9781854597878  £4.99

MODIANO, PATRICK:  DORA BRUDER (2020 ONLY)
 In 1988 Patrick Modiano stumbled across an ad in the personal columns of the New Year's Eve 1941 edition of Paris Soir. In a column the parents of a 15-year-old Jewish girl, Dora Bruder, appeal for her whereabouts. The authors set out to find what happen to Dora in Nazi occupied France. 

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Folio ISBN: 782070408481 £9.45
  La Bibliothèque Gallimard ISBN: 9782070315055 £10.95

ENGLISH TRANSLATION - THE SEARCH WARRANT : DORA BRUDER
  Vintage Publishing ISBN:  9781846553615  £9.99
  DORA BRUDER- California UP ISBN:  9780520218789 £14.95

MUSSET,  ALFRED DE: LORENZACCIO
  French play set in 16th-century Florence.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Les Petits Classiques Larousse ISBN: 9782035867902 £5.10

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -
  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC  ISBN:   9781853995163  £16.99

RACINE, JEAN:  BRITANNICUS  (2020 ONLY)
 Five-act tragic play set in Roman times.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
 Les Petits Classiques Larousse ISBN: 9782035861580 £4.50
 Garnier-Flammarion ISBN: 9782081387713 £4.10

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  BRITANNICUS, PHAEDRA, ATHALIAH 
  OUP ISBN:  9780199555994  £9.99

ROSTAND,  EDMOND: CYRANO DE BERGERAC
 Poet and soldier Cyrano de Bergerac is desperately in love with Roxane. But there is one very large problem - he has a nose of stupendous size and believes she will never see past it to return his feelings. So when he discovers that the handsome but tongue-tied Christian is also pining for Roxane, generous Cyrano offers to help by writing exquisite declarations of love for the young man to woo her with.

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
 Les Petits Classiques Larousse ISBN: 9782035861580 £4.50
 Garnier-Flammarion ISBN: 9782081387713 £4.10

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -
   OUP ISBN:  9780199539239  £7.99
   Penguin ISBN: 9780140449686  £8.99
   Nick Hern Books ISBN: 9781854591173 ( Anthony Burgess translation)  £12.99

ON DVD
CYRANO DE BERGERAC  (U) 1990 FRANCE   RAPPENEAU, J.P.       £19.99
     Gerard Depardieu stars in this Oscar nominated film. 
              
VIAN, BORIS:  L’ÉCUME DES JOURS
 A surreal world where animals and inanimate objects reflect the emotions of humans

FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION - 
  Profil d'une oeuvre  ISBN: 9782218737732 £6.70

ENGLISH TRANSLATION -  FROTH ON THE DAYDREAM
  Quartet Books ISBN:   9780704300620 - REPRINTING

ON DVD
L'ÉCUME DES JOURS/MOOD INDIGO (15) 2013 FRANCE GONDRY, MICHEL  DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
   Starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. 






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