The ILCF Cinema Club

Published on July 25, 2017 Updated on July 26, 2017

In the spring of 2017, upon the instructors' initiative, ILCF inaugurated its very own Cinema Club, to introduce its foreign students to French films.

Learning French also entails discovering all aspects of French culture, including French cinema.

The instructors of ILCF's French culture and civilization courses, the sponsors of this project, are specialized in French cinema and notably the following themes:

  • The French Touch : Students acquire the fundamentals of film analysis, while discovering what the screened films have to say about their creators and contemporaneous French society.
  • Cinematic Paris : Students become more familiar with Paris thanks to the cinematographic representation of its different districts by various film-makers.
  • Panorama of French cinema : Students discover French films, directors and major movements, from the earliest spoken films to the present day.

Three films have already been screened :

1. Quai d'Orsay by Bertrand Tavernier
2. Le Samourai by Jean-Pierre Melville
3. Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu ? by Philippe De Chauveron
Each film is selected and commented upon by ILCF instructors specialized in the subject.
After each screening, the film is discussed by the students and instructors present.