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Adult Enrichment / Languages -
Spring 2021

French Book Club Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the French language in this fun and interactive book club, where we will discuss our thoughts and questions about Marguerite Duras’ international best seller, L'amant. Set in prewar Indochina, where Duras grew up, this romantic tale centers around a young woman who falls in love with a Chinese man nearly twice her age. This autobiographical tale explores power dynamics and issues of colonialism through an unforgettable intimate romance between two unlikely characters. After the book club, join your instructor in a one night discussion of the film adaptation of the novel, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s 1992 movie, The Lover. Please note: Before the first class, please read up to page 20. The book is available on AmazonApril 6–June 1 | 2:30–4:00 pm

French: Une Discussion de Film en français Silence, moteur, action! Join other French language enthusiasts in a lively guided discussion—in French—analyzing The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Based on Marguerite Duras’ international best seller, L'amant, this film adaptation tells the tale of a young nameless woman living in Vietnam who falls in love with a man twice her age. Their illicit affair is set in a time where issues including race, colonialism, and wealth all come into play, interfering with the durability of their relationship. Winner of the 1992 Academy Award for Best Cinematography, this film is available to watch online. Please note: Students should have a conversational command of the French language. Idiomatic expressions will be reviewed during the class. Wednesday, June 2 | 6:00–7:30 pm

Barry Bridgelal

Barry Bridgelal has studied more than ten languages and holds degrees in international relations and French literature. Barry has taught French, Italian and Latin in many language schools.

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LA-Both French Book & Film

  Barry Bridgelal


Online
Tuesdays, Apr 6 - Jun 1
2:30 - 4:00 PM

Online
Wednesday, Jun 2
6:00 - 7:30 PM

  No Class Apr 20



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Price: $ 135 00