Contemporary International Art Cinema|
Spring 2021 not offered
What exactly defines an "art" film or filmmaker? How do art house filmmakers situate themselves in relation to mainstream filmmaking and within the global film market? This course addresses these and other questions as it examines the aesthetics and industry of contemporary international art cinema. The class will explore the historical construction of art cinema; its institutional, cultural, and economic support structures; and the status of art cinema today. Featured directors may include Pedro Almodovar, Roy Andersson, Leos Carax, Alan Clarke, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Terence Davies, Claire Denis, Jaco van Dormael, Jia Zhang-ke, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, Samira Makhmalbaf, Steve McQueen, Cristian Mungiu, Laszlo Nemes, Corneliu Porumboiu, Carlos Reygades, Abderrahmane Sissako, Thomas Vinterberg, Edward Yang, and Andrey Zvyagintsev.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
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|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assessment will be based on attendance and participation in discussion, short writing exercises, a group presentation, an analytical paper (8p.), and a research paper (10p.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at all screenings and classes is mandatory. Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during the fall semester.
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