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21F.341: Contemporary French Film and Social Issues

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Issues in contemporary French society as expressed through movies made in the 1990s. Topics include: France's national self-image, the women's movement, sexuality and gender, family life and class structure, post-colonialism and immigration, and American cultural imperialism. Films by Lelouch, Audiard, Doillon, Denis, Klapisch, Resnais, Rouan, Balasko, Collard, Dridi, Kassovitz, and others. Readings from French periodicals. Films shown with English subtitles. Taught in French. Prereq - 21F.304

Prereqs:  21F.304, 21F.374, or permission of instructor



21F.341, Contemporary French Film and Social Issues