Contemporary World Cinema

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary World Cinema

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Theory - Portfolio not required.

    This module will investigate the shifting theoretical and pragmatic notions that lie behind the concepts of world, global, art and independent cinema. The first part is common with MFTP511 (Contemporary British Cinema and Television) and explores ideas of national and trans-national cinemas.The second part will begin with the development of art cinema and the key film movements that helped to shape it, then going on to address contemporary world cinema using case studies to examine how recent practices have been seen to both uphold and contest previous notions of art and national cinema.

    Assessment: Coursework (40%), Essay (60%)

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