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Studying French Cinema

Sarah Perks, Isabelle Vanderschelden, and Andy Willis


Taking a text-led approach, with the emphasis on more recent popular films, Studying French Cinema is directed at non-specialists such as students of French, film studies, and the general reader with an interest in post-war French cinema. Each of the chapters focuses on one or more key films from the ground-breaking films of the nouvelle vague (Les 400 coups, 1959) to contemporary documentary (Etre et avoir, 2002) and puts them into their relevant contexts. Depending on the individual film, these include explorations of childhood, adolescence and coming of age (Les 400 coups, L'Argent de poche ... More

Keywords: post-war French cinema, popular cinema, post-war French history, film auteur, nouvelle vague, childhood, adolescence, coming of age

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733162
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Perks, author

Isabelle Vanderschelden, author
Manchester Metropolitan University

Andy Willis, author
University of Salford