Coursework 1 (2,000 words maximum) Chose one of the following six questions:
1.1 Select one film from this module guide’s filmography and discuss whether or not it is part of a national, a trans-national or a regional cinema, or all of them at the same time. Your essay must explain why, so support your arguments with a brief analysis of specific aspects of, or a short sequence from, the film.
Ossessione = Obsession (1943) Directed by Luchino Visconti. Italy.
Roma città aperta = Rome open city (1945) Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Italy
Ladri di biciclette = Bicycle thieves (1948) Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Italy.
La haine (1995) Directed by Matthieu Kassovitz. France.
Subway (1985) Directed by Luc Besson. France.
Nikita (1990) Directed by Luc Besson. France.
Diva (1981) Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix. France.
Les amants du Pont-Neuf = Lovers on the bridge (1991). Directed by Leos Carax France.
Seul contre tous = I stand alone (1998) Directed by Gaspar Noé. France.
Romance (1999) Directed by Catherine Breillat. France.
A ma soeur = For my sister (2001) Directed by Catherine Breillat. France.
Irreversible (2002) Directed by Gaspar Noé. France.
Trouble every day (2001) Directed by Claire Denis. France/Germany/Japan
Anatomie de l’enfer = The anatomy of hell (2004) Directed by Catherine Breillat. France.
Banlieue 13 = District 14 (2004) Directed by Pierre Morel. France.
Frontiere(s) = Frontier(s) (2006) Directed by Xavier Gens. France.
Bande de filles = Girlhood (2016) Directed by Celine Sciamma. France
Divines (2016) Directed by Houda Benyamina. France.