Course Description

Course Name

World Cinemas

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: research report requiring students to research the UK distribution and critical reception of one or two world cinema films (2000 words) [50%], essay (2000 words) [50%] [all elements of assessment must be attempted; an overall pass is sufficient, provided that any failed components achieve marks within the condonable fail range (30?39%)]
Prerequisite(s): FLM020C111Y/FLM020C112A/FLM020C114S
This module undertakes detailed study of a selected range of world cinemas, here defined as cinemas produced in geopolitical regions other than Hollywood and Europe. It focuses on the organisation of film production, questions of film style and cultural context, and of consumption and cultural identity. The module offers an opportunity to explore and appreciate the diversity of world cinemas, through investigation of the local, national, or regional contexts which have given rise to particular modes of film production, stylistic traditions and cultural circumstances of reception and social significance. It also examines the cultural, economic and ideological positioning of world cinemas within global patterns of film distribution, consumption and meaning. The module develops a reflexive engagement with the meanings and ideological effects of world cinema as a category used within both academic film studies and contemporary film culture.

*Course content subject to change