On Thursday 23 March, twenty-one students from Years 10, 11 and 12 French travelled to The Barracks to attend the French Film Festival. The students, accompanied by Madame McNeill and Miss Jones, attended a showing of Monsieur Chocolat.
The film followed the journey of Rafael Padilla, a former slave from Cuba, who unexpectedly became a star clown in Paris in the 1900s. The film was based on a true story and explored the theme of racism. There were many laughs and more than a few tears as we learnt that following your heart and standing up for your rights can be very difficult. Le cinéma français delivered once again and many debates were had in class about whether all French films must have tragic endings. Hopefully the students have expanded their vocabulary and put their subtitle-reading skills to good use!