Published on 31 July 2019
Langues et cultures
Clip vidéo Where The Weather went dans un écran

Many of you have crossed the language barrier and voted for your favourite foreign-language short film during the Comète festival. Here are two other film suggestions and a little exercise for you to practise your English!

Lost in Carranza awarded during the Comète Film Festival

The Comète Film Festival 2019 awarded ten movies during the Closing Ceremony on June 9th, which was an evening full of scenarios, productions and actor and actress performances to be enjoyed.

Comète Film festival 2019 : soirée de clôture

Closing Ceremony with the presidents

Université Paris-Saclay awarded the prize in the category « Best Foreign Language Film ». Online and on-site votes selected Lost In Carranza by Marin Troude. Congratulations to this director who will be glad to present his movie during a screening or debate in order to raise awareness on the dangers of addiction.

 

Comète Film festival 2019 : Marin Troude Lost in Carranza

Marin Troude with Frédéric Eusèbe (UVSQ), member of the Jury Université Paris Saclay

 

Kassef Zahabi: a wedding in the middle of chaos

The Grand Prix du Jury was awarded to Kassef Zahabi by Patrick Elias. Congratulations to the director, whose first movie was a great success and which we have the pleasure to share with you with his approval.

Comète Film festival 2019 : Patrick Elias Kassef Zahabi

Patrick Elias with Frédéric Eusèbe and Tracy Bedran, a colleague

Synopsis: Beyrouth 1985. Yumna and Marwan are getting ready for their wedding in a shelter in the middle of the war. The long-awaited event is interrupted after the sudden bombing of the church. They are completely lost in the middle of chaos but the couple insists on continuing with the wedding during all this confusion. (20m30)

 

Where the weather went 

Finally, as an added bonus, we suggest that you watch the video clip of Manon Assens, co-directed with Etienne Rallion for Where the weather went by Newton Colours, also chosen by the Selection Jury in the category « Best Foreign Language Films ».  The scenario takes place in a future marked by climate change, which seems alarming and ironic faced with the technology available at the same time. The lyrics and melodies are also very impressive.

 

We have a challenge for you!

Where the weather went: gap-fill and pronunciation exercise!

 

Listen carefully to the words of this song. Try to put these words or expressions into the correct gaps in the sentences below:

Do you remember/ weather it out/I wonder/ whatever/ whenever/ water/ oceans/ wind/ hail/ snow/ rain/ skies :

…………………………… where the weather went, in 1995, 

when the ………… swirled everywhere

and the ………… rose towards the …….

Where did the ……….. go ? (4 different expressions)

……………………… the weather is mentioned, people close their eyes

……………………… the weather we get here,  will we ………………………………… alive ?

 

When you’ve filled in the words, try to say the sentences out aloud !

Would you like to practise all year long?

All students and staff members of Université Paris-Saclay have access to the language learning resources. Find out about the available resources!   

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