FS 320 - History of French Cinema

This course is an introduction to film analysis through the viewing and discussing of French masterpieces from the birth of the cinema to the present. We will study a number of films selected not only for their artistic qualities, but also as cultural documents embedded in specific socio-political contexts. Our viewings will include a film by famous local New Wave filmmaker Jacques Demy, and we will also visit the places where Demy’s films were shot in Nantes. 

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Film Studies

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