MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH CINEMA

Elective Courses

CIMS 245 - MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH CINEMA

FREN 230
401 |LEC |Philippe Met |M 2-3:30pm |WILL 202
403 |REC |S. Gahia |W 2-3:30pm |WILL 202

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 successive period styles (“poetic realism”, “French quality”, “the New Wave”, “le cinéma du look”, cinema de banlieue …) and a variety of critical lenses will be used (psychoanalysis, socio-historical and cultural context, politics, aesthetics, gender…) in an effort to better understand the specificities and complexities of French cinematic culture.

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Cinema Studies Program
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