This course examines the history and development of French cinema from the first films of Lumière brothers in 1895 to contemporary French filmmakers. Using a chronological and thematic framework, the course will analyze films from the major directors and movements of French filmaking.


45 credits of 100-level coursework or higher

Course Notes

Advance level in French, both written and oral, as the course will be entirely taught in French. FREN 270 and 271 recommended.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

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