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Cilantro y Perejil

Cilantro y Perejil

Recipes to Stay Together

90 minutes

DVD in Spanish with English subtitles.

Spanish Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the heartwarming and comedic world of "Cilantro y Perejil" with our comprehensive Spanish lesson plan. Directed by Rafael Montero, this film offers an insightful exploration of family dynamics, relationships, and cultural themes, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural understanding.

Film Summary: This is a comedy about couples within the same family, stricken by crisis, leading to the philosophical and practical question: is it worthwhile to stay together? Susana and Carlos have been married for ten years. He works all day to survive the economic crisis, and she leaves him. Her younger sister, Nora, films the separation for a school project and tries to save her own relationship with Jorge, a young rock and roll musician. Even the children of Susana and Carlos are not spared the conflicts. And Adela, Susana’s grandmother, finds love with Genaro, an antiques aficionado.

Additional Details: Released in 1997, "Cilantro y Perejil" stars Arcelia Ramírez, Demián Bichir, and Germán Dehesa. The film received acclaim for its humorous yet poignant portrayal of family and societal issues. It offers rich dialogue and cultural context, making it a valuable resource for language learners. The DVD includes Spanish audio with English subtitles.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • February 14: Valentine's Day, exploring themes of love and relationships
  • May 15: International Day of Families, focusing on family dynamics
  • October 10: World Mental Health Day, discussing the film’s portrayal of personal and emotional challenges
  • December 12: Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, celebrating Mexican culture and traditions

Conclusion: Using "Cilantro y Perejil" in your classroom not only enhances language skills but also provides insights into themes of family, love, and societal challenges. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Rafael Montero

Cast: Arcelia Ramírez, Demián Bichir, Germán Dehesa

Audio: DVD in Spanish with English subtitles.

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