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FR207 French Cinema Film Programme


Film programme 2015-16

Autumn term

Week 1: Introduction to studying film I: mise-en-scène, sound and music: L'Écume des jours (Michel Gondry, 2013)

Week 2: Introduction to studying film II: narrative structure, camerawork and editing: À bout portant (Fred Cavayé, 2010)

Week 3: What is French cinema? L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)

Week 4: Silent cinema in France: Coeur fidèle (Jean Epstein, 1923)

Week 5: The classic French cinema: La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)

Week 6: Reading week

Week 7: French cinema during the Second World War: Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943)

Week 8: The post-war cinéma de qualité and costume drama: Fanfan la Tulipe (Christian-Jaque, 1952)

Week 9: The auteur: Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959)

Week 10: The crime thriller in France: Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955)

Spring Term
Week 1: The New Wave: Tirez sur le pianiste (François Truffaut, 1961)

Week 2: The New Wave II: Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Week 3: Post-New Wave cinema: Céline et Julie vont en bateau (Jacques Rivette, 1974)

Week 4: The cinéma du look: Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981)

Week 5: Women's filmmaking: Sans toit ni loi (Agnès Varda, 1985)

Week 6: Reading Week

Week 7: Heritage film: Au Revoir les enfants (Louis Malle, 1987)

Week 8: Social cinema: La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

Week 9: The auteur II: Beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999)

Week 10: Popular cinema: Décalage horaire (Danièle Thompson, 2002)

Please note: Films can be viewed on the Languages@Warwick Moodle page for this module.