Surrealism in French Cinema (FV4316.01)

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

In this course, students will examine what Michael Richardson calls “practices of surrealism” in French cinema. Theoretical readings will help students explore surrealism, the first literary and artistic movement to become seriously associated with cinema. This course will also invite students to reflect upon traces of surrealism in French cinema at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. Screenings will include René Clair’s Entr’acte (1928), Germaine Dulac’s The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928), Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou (1929), The Blood of a Poet (1931), Vigo’s Zero for Conduct (1933), Resnais’s Last Year in Marienbad (1961) and scenes from On connaît la chanson (1999), Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Varda’s Les plages d’Agnès (2008), Ursula Meier’s Home (2008), and Carax’s Holy motors (2012).

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, Film and Video, Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly, All courses, Four Credit, and tagged , , , .