The Spanish Department have kicked off their exciting enrichment programme with a visit to Stamford Arts Centre to see the newly released film of acclaimed Spanish director, Pedro Almodóvar.
Head of Spanish Mr Cameron Pauls tells us more:-
"Form 7 pupils of both the IB Diploma and A-level were transported into the life of the director himself through the semi-autobiographical story about Salvador (Antonio Banderas, who won the Best Actor prize at Cannes for this role), a film director in physical and artistic decline.
A 30th anniversary screening of one of his best-loved works reunites Salvador with the film’s capricious leading man, to whom he has not spoken since they fell out on set. This encounter prompts him to recall the highs and lows of his past – a tumultuous childhood with his mother (Penélope Cruz), his first love affair in 80s Madrid, his early discovery of cinema – and reluctantly confront his own mortality.
The films of Almodóvar are studied as part of the A-level course. The themes are related to both A-level and the IB Diploma and give pupils an excellent opportunity to practise their listening skills and engage with Spanish culture, its past and its present."