There are lots of movies set in Ireland dealing with varied recurrent Irish themes like social evils-"Angela's Ashes" ( based on homonymous novel by Frank McCourt) -the Northern political conflict, the so-called The Troubles -"Hidden Agenda" or "In the Name of the Father", easy-going crazy character of Irish people -"The Commitments o The Snapper", or deep rural traditional Ireland -"The field".
For our cinema session we have chosen Leap Year, a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Anand Tucker. The film is about a woman who heads to Ireland to ask her boyfriend to accept her wedding proposal on leap day , when tradition supposedly holds that men cannot refuse a woman's proposal for marriage. Her plans are interrupted by a series of increasingly unlikely events and are further complicated when she hires a handsome innkeeper to take her to her boyfriend in Dublin.
- What is "leap year"?
- What can women do on leap days according to Irish tradition?
- What sociocultural aspects of Ireland are depicted in the movie?
- What is the stereotype of an Irish person?