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An in-depth look at some of the best and most influential French films of all time, The Cinema of France contains 24 essays, each on an individual film. The book features works from the silent period and Poetic Realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films, from directors such as Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carn?, Fran?ois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agn?s Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Le Samoura? (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).