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Component 2: Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style

Richard Gent | Monday June 03, 2024

Categories: GCSE Film

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
35% of qualification

  • This component assesses knowledge and understanding of three global films produced outside the US chosen from a range of options.

Assessment consists of three questions in three sections:

  • Section A: one stepped question on one global English language film
  • Section B: one stepped question on one global non-English language film
  • Section C: one stepped question on one contemporary UK film.

Three films must be chosen for this component.

Learners must choose

one of the following global English language films:

  • Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle, UK, 2008), 15
  • District 9 (Blomkamp, South Africa, 2009), 15
  • The Babadook (Kent, AUS, 2014), 15
  • The Breadwinner (Twomey, Eire, 2017), 12A
  • Jojo Rabbit (Waititi, NZ, 2019), 15

one of the following global non-English language films:

  • Tsotsi (Hood, South Africa, 2005), 15
  • The Wave (Gansel, Germany, 2008), 15
  • Wadjda (Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012), PG
  • Girlhood (Sciamma, France, 2014), 15
  • The Farewell (Lulu Wang, China/US, 2019), PG

one of the following contemporary UK films (produced since 2010):

  • Submarine (Ayoade, UK, 2010), 15
  • Attack the Block (Cornish, UK, 2011), 15
  • Skyfall (Mendes, UK, 2012), 12
  • Rocks (Gavron, UK, 2019), 12A
  • Blinded by the Light (Chadha, UK, 2019), 12A

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