Autofiction : Les 400 coups

Available language: en


Age: 11-14
Sessions: 7
Session's duration: 4h


So spontaneous and obvious on the screen, these French "nouvelle vague" films inspired generations of cinemagoers all over the world... But so loved by teachers (into the BFI list of "the 50 films you should see by the age of 14" - and often used in classes "to take movies as seriously as books") how to get middle or high school students moved by The 400 Blows today ? - By using free digital cameras they have now in their pockets, they can shoot scenes or stories from their own life changed into fiction - as Truffaut did, inspired by his childhood memories. Young people of 2016, like in the past, always make fooleries in the city or at home... And signs of the past still exist in their life (jogging forced in a schoolyard - be unfairly punished for little things...) Good way to show in their film what has changed or not, these last 60 years in our society !


The Framework sets out a series of outcomes to which any film literacy programme or project, be it in the formal education or informal education sector, could realistically aspire. It is not expected that any one project could deliver all of the outcomes in the Framework, but rather it is hoped that by placing the critical, creative and cultural dimensions alongside each other that it will be possible for project developers to explore issues and outcomes beyond their own current practice.

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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