Masterpieces of French Cinema (OFFERED IN FRENCH)

Elective Courses

CINE 246 - Masterpieces of French Cinema (OFFERED IN FRENCH)

FREN 230
401 |Philippe Met |TR 1:30-3pm

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the history and scope of French cinema all the way to the present time through the analysis of key works of the French film canon. Particular attention will be paid to the various period styles ("le réalisme poétique", "la qualité française", "la nouvelle vague", "le cinéma du look", …) and a variety of critical lenses will be used (psychoanalysis, socio-historical and cultural context, politics, aesthetics, gender…) in a effort to better understand the specificities and complexities of these films. Film directors considered may include Renoir, Duvivier, Carné, Clément, Clouzot, Bresson, Truffaut, Resnais, Godard, Chabrol, Tavernier, Beineix, Denis and others. Entirely conducted in French.

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