Aims/Description: The module examines the ways in which film functions as an aesthetic, cultural, commercial and socio-political discourse which both represents and acts upon key questions in the world around us. We will address the ways in which film engages the spectator, through narrative and film form, through a close analysis of 6-8 films released since 2000 that combine critical and commercial success. Common threads of analysis sustained across films include precarity, resistance, trauma and transformation and we look at the power of identification, empathy, humour and suspense in communicating complex messages through film.

Restrictions on availability: Completion of the Year Abroad in France or a francophone country or B2/C1 level French language

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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