Never seen a Godard film? You couldn’t name a French female filmmaker? You wonder what French-speaking Arabic films look like? In this exploratory course on French cinema, each student will select, with the help of the instructor, the film they want to include in the syllabus. Critique and theoretical readings will be included in the analysis of the films. Group work and scene analysis as well as work on cultural specificities will allow students to shape their understanding of French cinema in its cultural context. Some French preferred. Conducted in English.
Among the films suggested: Zéro de conduite, Un chien andalou, Boudu sauvé des eaux, A bout de soufflé, Les 400 coups, Mon Oncle, Trafic, Bled Number One, La Noire de …, Les Plages d’Agnès, Prête-moi ta main, L’Emploi du temps, Mon Oncle d’Amérique, White Material, De l’autre côté, Bab el Oued City, White Material, La Folie Almeyer, Xala