Topics course.: The City of Light is often portrayed by filmmakers as the quintessential romantic setting. Starting with the French New Wave, this course examines films that look at Paris differently, as a place where various urban, cosmopolitan, and/or diasporic subcultures live side by side, often unbeknownst to one another. Films by directors such as Truffaut, Godard, Varda, Sautet, Carax, Denis, Assayas, and Klapisch. Readings in film criticism. Papers and weekly screenings required. Course taught in French. Prerequisite: FRN 230, or permission or the instructor.