Romantic comedy à l’américaine has exploded as a genre in France, and boosted by the global success of Amélie, has produced further export successes as Priceless and Heartbreaker.

This Film Talk will provide an introduction to the ways in which the phenomenon provides a barometer of the changing social norms in France, taking in ideas about coupling culture and gender roles, as well as examining the subtext that is Franco-American relations.

There will be a complete screening of the Audrey Tautou romantic comedy, Priceless.