19-20 ML1101: International Film: Contexts and Practices

This course runs in Term 1 and introduces you to key moments and innovations in the history of film via a number of significant films representing various film styles and genres, and important individual filmmakers. It assumes no previous experience of studying film, and will acquaint you with the fundamentals of classical film theory and their application. The course encourages critical thinking both about the medium of film, and the problematics of regional or national cinemas. Films studied include classic European and non-European films from the last one hundred and twenty plus years.