• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject French
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, European Studies, Language Studies, Film

From Colonialism to Cinéma-monde is a French-language film studies course focused on the cinemas of the francophone world. In this course, we use the term ‘francophone’ to study the films of both metropolitan France and the many other spaces in which French is spoken, from a decolonial, transnational and non-Eurocentric perspective. Each week we will study one film from across the francophone world, employing the tools of film analysis to explore broader issues of history, culture, society and politics. The specific focus of the course will reflect the interests and expertise of the convenor; the films and readings may therefore reflect on issues of colonialism, immigration, gender, multiculturalism, queer identities, nation and/or multilingualism in diverse contexts. In this immersive course, students will improve their French communication, analysis and research skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening to diverse voices.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. critically analyse and compare francophone film, especially in terms of its aesthetic, linguistic, historical and societal components and context;
  2. appreciate the relationship between form and content in a corpus of francophone films;
  3. formulate, present, and evaluate an original argument in French; and
  4. engage in extensive critical dialogue with classmates and convenor in French.

Other Information

This course may be completed more than once if completed with a different topic each time.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Film journal and writing exercise (2500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Filmed review discussion (10 minutes) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Essay (2000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  4. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures, 24 hours of screenings, and 24 hours of tutorials, and

b) 70 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FREN3007 with a minimum mark of credit; or have completed FREN3010; or have obtained the permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed FREN6514, FILM2014, FILM6014, SCRN2108 or SCRN6108.

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be listed on the course Wattle site.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7200 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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