Explore French Culture Through Films and Festivals

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Let’s relive the Cannes Film Festival experience and its myriad of prestigious awards. We will explore a range of French and Francophone films, get acquainted with filmmakers and actors, and engage in lively online discussions on French culture, history, and new trends in cinema. You watch the films on your own, and then we meet online for a lively and informative discussion. The films we will discuss are all available on easy-to-use streaming platforms and may include The Pianist, Tori et Lokita, Another World , and others. In 2023, the Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 16th to the 27th. Together, we will analyze this year’s selections and compare them to the Golden Palm in Cannes, the Golden Bear in Berlin, and the Golden Lion in Venice to get a sense of the European movie scene. Summer 2023 tuition is $499.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A deeper appreciation for French cinema and film festivals
  • An introduction to contemporary actors and filmmakers
  • Familiarity with cultural references and idioms
  • The skill to analyze and interpret films

Ideal for

  • Film buffs of all ages
  • Anyone wishing to learn about French history and culture
  • The curious and creative
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2023
    • Date

      Jun 7 - Jul 12
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led