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Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:24 am
by smurfrevolt
1. Amelie
2. Amores Perros
3. Malena
4. Cinema Paradiso
5. Ratcatcher
6. The Dangerous Lives of the Altar Boys (this is American, but still worth watching)
7. Dreams Akira Kurosawa
8. Jin-Roh


These are what i can come up right now. i was hoping to get to ten...

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:27 am
by smurfrevolt
1. Amelie
2. Amores Perros
3. Malena
4. Cinema Paradiso
5. Ratcatcher
6. The Dangerous Lives of the Altar Boys (this is American, but still worth watching)
7. Dreams Akira Kurosawa
8. Jin-Roh
9. My Life as a Dog
10. City of God
11. Kids (Gus Van Sant)


Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:24 pm
by Gaz
Ratcatcher is not the most accessible film, at least not I would suggest for American kids, and Kids is another one of these forbidden films (assuming you mean the Larry Clark/Harmony Korine film - don't know one by Gus van Sant). I'd probably leave Kids until they're over 13...

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:29 am
by smurfrevolt
well, doesn't high school cover 13-18 year olds in the US? i think they can take it.

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:42 am
by Gaz
I was joking - I wouldn't advise that anyone under the age of about 16 or 17 watch Kids. Even then it will hardly suit everyone.

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:20 am
by groom_daniel
I thought Show Me Love was a good recommendation, simply because it's a film about teenagers. Some parents might object to its sexual content, though. Y Tu Mama Tambien is perfect, too, but you've got the same problem of sexual themes. My advice is to find a good Coming of Age film, Childhood drama or Teen film, unfortunately most foreign directors use these genres to explore more complicated aspects of adolescent, especially sexuality, so you get films like Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart. My Life as a Dog is an excellent choice, however. The other route to take is something with an MTV appeal, like Run Lola Run, Ringu or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Amelie is a fantastic film, but the hardest thing about this is picking a film that will appeal to both boys and girls. The boys would really go for something like Beat Kitano, the girls however might not.

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 7:27 am
by smurfrevolt
Hey Gaz, yeah, Kids by Larry Clark. Sorry for the mistake, but high schoolers these days are more mature and more exposed to sexual themes and violence...While I'm at it, maybe they'd appreciate A Clockwork Orange too...for the older highschoolers.

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:17 pm
by manicmo
I taught High Schoolers a film history course and their favorite was Fitz Lang's M.Umbrellas of Cherbourg was another popular film.
Thanks for the above suggestions from everyone. I'll look into them too.

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:53 pm
by jpmccusa-1
1. "Kikujiro"
2. "Kahlekuningas"
3. "Aguirre, Wrath of God" definately
4. "400 Blows"
5. "Stolen Children"
6. "Huviretki Painajaisiin"
7. "Yolngu"
8. "The Year My Voice Broke"
9. "Devil's Backbone"
10. "Le Jeune Werther"
11. "Cross My Heart"
12. "Once in Blue Moon"
13. "Max Is Missing"
14. "El Mariachi"
15. "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"

Re: Foreign Films For Highschoolers

PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:16 am
by bigpoppa_2059
Good call on "Once on a Blue Moon"...frickin' love that movie. Def. good for high schoolers i.e. young adults.