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FFS 392 - French TV Series Unwound

Semester Offered: Spring
0.5 unit(s)
French TV series are slowly becoming known abroad through streaming platforms such as Netflix or HBO. In France, however, TV series of notable breadth and quality have captivated viewers and critics alike for almost 20 years. Produced through public television channels such as France 2, France 3 or Arte, or by private ones such as Canal +, series like Engrenages (2005 to 2020), and Un Village français (2009 to 2017) have gained cult status. With others, for example Les Revenants (2012), Ainsi soient-ils (2012-2015), Dix pour cent ([Call my Agent], 2015, 4 seasons), Le Bureau des légendes ([The Bureau], 2015, 5 seasons), Mytho (2016), Le Baron Noir (2016), and Mixte (2021), they have tackled significant social and historical issues, cut across cinematic genres, and renewed in creative ways the techniques of visual story telling. In this half-unit project-based intensive, students explore and analyze the richness of some of these productions through independent work and collaboration. Patricia-Pia Celerier.

Prerequisite(s): FFS 212  or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

Two hours every other week.

Course Format: INT

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