- x, 112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Klapisch, Cédric,
- Explores the themes and look of writer-director Cédric Klapisch's L'Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment) (2002), and its two sequels Les poupées russes (Russian Dolls) (2005) and Casse-tête chinois (Chinese Puzzle) ( 2013), films concerned with student exchange programs and the effects they have on their participents.Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-109) and index.Introduction: it's always sunny in Barcelona -- The European youth film -- The Spanish Apartment: development, production, reception -- Bildungsroman in Barcelona: reading The Spanish Apartment -- Russian Dolls and Chinese Puzzles: revisiting The Spanish Apartment -- Conclusion: 'Life is for the living. And love is for the giving'.