Tutors: James Harvey
This course will run 10.30am - 4pm on Sat 19 Nov, with a break for lunch
You must be 18 or over to attend.
Towards the end of WWII, a group of Italian artists revolutionised the way films could be made. Dissolving lines between fiction and documentary, amateur and professional, the likes of Rossellini, de Sica and Visconti challenged fascism from within the space of a film with memorable, poetic masterpieces. The works of Italian neorealism produced some of the lasting images of cinema history. The amateur aesthetic and poetic narratives have been used elsewhere, globally, for formal invention and social change. This course explores these developments – from ‘Third Cinema’ in Africa and Latin America, to the New Waves throughout the Middle East and the Eastern Bloc.
10.30-12.00: Neorealism: social, historical, and artistic beginnings.
13.00-14.45: International neorealisms (exploring the way neorealism has been appropriated by countless national cinemas, advancing social causes).
15.00-16.00: Contemporary neorealism (including found-footage blockbusters)