Italian comedy ambassadors

Available language: en fr


Age: 16-25
Sessions: 15
Session's duration: 2h


This year, as part of a collaboration with Jacques Tati theater in Tremblay-en-France, Terra di Cinema, Festival of Italian cinema, ABCinema Plus projet and Suger de Saint-Denis high school, which is specialized in Italian cinema; 10th grade students had the chance to follow two hours a week an Italian cinema class. We started to work on the Italian Comedy and on the Italian patrimony movies with a class of 15 italophone students in 10th grade registered in ‘Esabac’ _ a binational Franco-Italian section. In a first instance, we came to Jacques-Tati theater in order to watch a couple of Italian classic movies as part of the Italian cinema patrimony. The movies that were watched such as Mariage Italian Style, Divorce Italian Style, Big Deal on Madonna Street, the Easy Life and last but not least Down and Dirty; enabled the students to familiarized themselves with this Italian comedy genre. Each session was generally followed by a lecture animated by a film critic or a cinema specialist. Moreover, in order to shed a new light on the actual Comedy, the movie director Baya Kasmi came in class to talk about her movies (comedy movies) but also about the influence that Italian Comedy had on her art. See attached a couple of reviews made by the students Project activities (already done this year, or possible in the future to continue...) - mash up comedy films - with a specialist editor in Mashup - meeting with a specialist and distributor of the Italian Comedy in France (as Simon Timsit) - Misappropriation of the famous scenes of the Italian Comedy with the dubbing and subtitling technics - Translation in a modern French, almost slangy of some scenes from Il process di Frine. - Presentation of the works in Jacques Tati theater and other cinema rooms or festivals about Italian films - Exchange of works with a high school in Bologna in collaboration with Cineteca and Cinema ritovato festival... Sandra Millot, Professor at Suger de Saint-Denis High School.


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Film Education Framework for Europe
To inspire and equip perople across Europe to be able to access, enjoy, understand, create, explore, and share film in all its forms throughout their lives
Film Sensibility
Key Dimensioms of Film Education
Creative Processes | Practices | Participation
Critical Processes | Practices | Participation
Cultural Processes | Practices | Participation
Areas of Learning
Specificities of Film
Social, personal and collaborative processes
Critical personal response
Wider film engagment
Historic and Institutional context
Reflective learning
Learning Outcomes
Critical thinkers
Adventurous Creators
Expressive individuals
Sensitive contributors
Reflective practitioners
Active collaboration
Confident Explorers
Informed participants
Discerning audiences
Enthusiastic advocates
Independent learners
Engaged citizens
Engage with film in all its form
Experience film in the cinema
Discover film from the past
Experience the art of film
Experience creative opportunities in film making
Reflect on national and world cultures
Identify, question and reflect on ideas and values
Disposition for Lifelong Learning
Connecting to Life and Work
Personal Development
Civic Responsibility