Modern foreign languages - Resource of the week

French Film Festival UK

The French Film Festival UK (or FFF) runs from 9 November to 6 December at leading cinemas around the country, including Cine Lumiere, London; Filmhouse, Edinburgh; and Glasgow Film Theatre.

The festival will celebrate 28 French-language productions of "all colours and persuasions", including classics, animations, documentaries and shorts from France, Quebec, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium. Among these, celebrated French actor Daniel Auteil also makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's The Well-Digger's Daughter (La Fille du Puisatier).

Visit the FFF website for downloadable material to accompany these animated features and to find out more about the festival.

What else?

Try philmex's set of questions for describing a film - in English and in French.

Role-playing is a great way to bring language to life and slick has shared a fantastic resource on the theme of cinema. Try it and see what you think.

In the forums

To get your pupils up to speed before their cinematic quest, try some useful target phrases for French shared by teachers.

For links to all resources and forums in this issue, visit

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