National Cinemas (2) - Russian Cinema

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    National Cinemas (2) - Russian Cinema

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, European Studies, Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course focuses on a selection of key Russian films and filmmakers with a particular emphasis on the work of Andrei Tarkovsky and his legacy. The course will open with an introduction to Soviet filmmaking and policies and then move on to examine the cinema of Tarkovsky. We will then look at a number films made before and after the fall of communism. These will include Little Vera (Vasili Pychul 1988), Nikita Mikhalkov?s Burnt by the Sun (1994), The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2006) and the films of Alexander Sokurov. Attention will be paid to issues of freedom of expression, social critique, government policies on filmmaking and the reception of Soviet and Russian films outside of the country. We will also be considering the aesthetics and production contexts of these films.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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