Course description

This advanced French language and culture course explores Francophone cultures through contemporary cinema. The course is designed to strengthen language proficiency explore different registers of language and further refine students' grammatical understanding while offering an introduction to film analysis. Students engage in interactive communicative activities exploring themes such as regional differences Paris and the banlieue immigration post-colonialism cinematic self-portraits and gender through readings such as film reviews interviews with directors and script excerpts. Coursework also includes creative interactive writing assignments short compositions and a screenplay. Conducted entirely in French; no previous familiarity with film study is necessary.


  • Doctoral Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

  • Harvard Summer School

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