Getting to Know… Todo sobre mi madre
Edexcel A Level (Year 2)
Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this eccentric and thought-provoking film from Pedro Almodóvar. Students will get to know Todo sobre mi madre inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exam.
The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:
- Before: Introductory tasks covering location, the director and his influences, socio-political context, and cinematic techniques give students a solid foundation for their study.
- During: Theme-by-theme analysis ensures a structured and comprehensive approach to the investigation. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the different aspects of the film in relation to key scenes and events. Activities include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, discussion, research and writing.
- Extensive language focus enables students to talk about the film in depth and achieve higher marks in the exam.
- After: Further development of analysis encourages students to think critically and evaluate the wider relevance. Exam-style essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt, while example essays prompt discussion of successful essay technique.