FREN3022

French and Francophone cinema

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

FREN2002. French II.2

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Elective Course
This course offers an introduction to French and Francophone cinema through a range of topics, such as its historical, cultural, economic development, popular genres, and major trends. These aspects will be discussed in relation with important issues in France and the Francophone world such as the question of identity, cultural policy and globalization. We shall also review the position of French speaking cinema and its standing in today's broader international context. In addition, the course will undertake an exploration of various cultural aspects and their representations in films. The medium of instruction and majority of the material used will be in French.

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