Join tutor Connor Winterton for this fascinating one-day course exploring the history of realist cinema in Europe and North America.
Looking at key cinematic movements such as Italian Neo-Realism, British Social Realism and Dogme 95 (Danish Realism), we’ll consider what ‘realism’ means, the techniques involved, and realism’s impact on audiences.
Key films that you’ll discuss throughout the day include Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948), The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998), I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach, 2016), and 120 BPM (Robin Campillo, 2017).
10:30 Introduction and ice-breakers
10:45 What does it mean for a film to be ‘realistic’?
11:00 Italian Neo-Realism (1940s)
11:45 British Social Realism (1960s and beyond)
13:45 Danish Realism and Dogme 95
14:30 French Cinema, Realism and Sexuality since 2010
15:15 American Realism of this Century
This one-day course will take place in-person at Phoenix.