Romance, cinema, and French go together like good food, wine, and sex.
Why shouldn’t they? After all, French is widely considered to be the most romantic language in the world, perhaps due to its breathy, vowel-heavy sound palette, and cinema as a commercial endeavor was pioneered by the Lumière Brothers in Paris. So what kind of films has this delicious cultural ménage-à-trois yielded so far? Join us for a spirited discussion with Jordan as we explore French romantic comedies and dramas that have titillated audiences worldwide, ranging from foundational classics such as Truffaut’s Jules et Jim to modern masterpieces like Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color.
La vie d’Adèle, Abdellatif Kechiche (2013)
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Born and raised in Paris, Jordan started working as a French tutor in New York in 2013. He is also an actor/writer who creates installations and performance art exhibited by Baert Gallery in Downtown LA.
Aside from teaching regular French classes, Jordan is Coucou’s resident film buff, having hosted several workshops about French cinema including La Nouvelle Vague, French Horror Movies and more recently, French Rom-Coms & Dramas. Jordan runs @filmsdulosangeles, an LA-based media company aimed at cultivating passion for international cinema.
Open to all levels, conducted mainly in English.
Please note that our classes are only open to adults.
You'll receive a Zoom link to join the class the day before class starts.