A-Z Spanish film titles

machuca, a level spanish

not yet available;  DVD for sale below

french a level, cinema, essay, summary

Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

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  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
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This tragic Chilean film is framed in the run up to the overthrow of socialist president Salvador Allende and the take over by Augusto Pinochet.   Priviledged Gonzalo befriends Pedro Machuca who lives in a shanty town but is introduced into the private school by socially conscious head Father McEnroe.

Relationships between rich and poor are tested to the limit as the wave of chaos that is the overthrow of Allende unfurls over the city.   Machuca gets himself into trouble and we witness the start of a repressive regime which has no time for the poor.

Not well know outside Chile, this film is one that is important in presenting the events of a very troubled period of history.


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  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives


  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech


  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.

Including interview with director

I can't find version with Spanish subtitles

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