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Mondays, January 22 – February 12, 6 – 8pm

Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Photo © Raymond Cauchetier

$200; members $180

4 classes

About the Class

Learn about the history of French cinema from the silent era to the present—just in time for our upcoming Jean Renoir exhibition! Particular attention will be paid to key directors and opuses, successive period styles (silent serials, poetic realism, the “merveilleux,” the new wave, the “banlieue” film, etc.) and various genres (war, drama, comedy, crime, etc.). We will also discuss the importance of institutions like the French Cinémathèque and the National Center for Cinematography.

Capacity: 40 students


​Philippe Met

Met is a professor of French literature and cinema studies and current chair of French and Francophone studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the editor-in-chief of French Forum. He has published widely on poetry, literature, and film and regularly lectures at various institutions throughout the US and abroad.