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Contemporary French Film: Issues and Debates (MLF2065)

15 credits

Contemporary French Cinema: Issues and Debates starts from the premise that contemporary French cinema is one of the most diverse, exciting, and challenging cinemas in the world. It concentrates on a small corpus of films that crystallise the major issues impacting on the contemporary French ecosystem, examining the enduring role of the auteur; the question of popular cinema; the importance of setting; representations of heritage and history; and themes of dispossession and exclusion. No prior experience of film study is needed, but you will need to read and understand French.