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FRNC3690: French Political Cinema

This unit will focus on a type of filmmaking that shows political and social awareness by depicting sociopolitical events, contemporary social realities in France and issues of marginality and difference. It will consider the contexts in which various trends of political films have emerged, the influence of post-war film history and contemporary events. The unit will explore issues of cinematic representation of marginality, ethnicity, sexuality and difference. Film screenings are an integral part of the course.

Code FRNC3690
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625).

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand, assess and analyse visual representations
  • LO2. appropriately use a range of critical terms in film analysis in written and oral contexts.
  • LO3. analyse French political films, and the complex contexts in which they are produced.
  • LO4. undertake research in French cinema
  • LO5. understand the complexity of issues of representation in political cinema

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