SLAV-R 353 Central European Cinema
CASE A&H, CASE GCC
2nd 8 weeks, S2013
Dr. Craig Cravens
Central East European Film is a course presenting major achievements of national cinemas in the present-day countries of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (the former Czechoslovakia), Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, as well as Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, and other South Slavic countries (the former Yugoslavia). Special attention will be given to the historical and sociopolitical context in which these cinemas developed, as well as the transformations of themes and aesthetics after the fall of communism in 1989. Contemporary films will be discussed as part of American and world cinema today. There will be two mandatory film screenings (with English subtitles) per week (in the eight-week class format). No language or coursework prerequisites.
* POLANSKI * MENZEL * KUSTURICA * CHYTILOVÁ *
* HOLLAND * KIESLOWSKI * FORMAN *