10.30am to 3pm, 27 January, in-venue at BFI Southbank

To tie-in with the BFI’s celebration of François Truffaut, this study day will provide an in-depth analysis of the French director’s films and the influence he had on the French New Wave. Aimed at KS5 French students there will be a particular focus on the AQA and Edexcel set text The 400 Blows (1959).

Conducted mainly in French, the morning will consist of a clip-based presentation setting out the themes and styles of the French New Wave highlighting important films, analysing key scenes and understanding why François Truffaut is recognised as one of the founders of the movement. Students will have the opportunity to learn about film language, the work of Truffaut as well as the wider concepts of the French New Wave and its influence on filmmakers then and now. In the afternoon there will be an introduced screening of François Truffaut’s film The 400 Blows.

A resource pack will be available on the day to continue learning in the classroom.

Booking information

To book this event please call 020 7815 1329.

£12.50 per student.

Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students, or otherwise the student rate applies.

We offer a further subsidy for schools who have over 20% of students who receive free school meals.

Please book by 12pm the day before the event.

Please make payments using a credit/debit card, or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details. We cannot reserve seats nor do we send invoices or accept BACS payments, so please make payment at time of booking.

For any queries please email schools@bfi.org.uk.