26 Feb 25 Mar
19:30 - 21:30
Studium Generale | Lecture Series

FILM ANALYSIS REVISITED: Reading Cinema and Society

This lecture series already started. However, it is still possible to register for the individual lectures.

Everyone’s a critic! And why shouldn’t they be? In a culture filled with stories and images, we are constantly asked to decode, deconstruct and negotiate meaning. As the most popular visual medium of the 21st century, cinema is especially sensitive to discussions relating to its role as an arbiter of truth and a conduit for ideology. Since it not only records, but mostly represents the world, every aspect of a film is a small reordering of the world, in a way. These artistic choices have consequences for what is deemed truthful, aesthetic and even moral within society, raising questions of whose right it is to tell which type of story – and for what reasons. After all, in the world of cinema, nothing is ever what it seems.

This series of five lectures (the first lecture has two parts) provides a toolkit for how to read film as both an art form and a mass medium of communication. Departing from five societally relevant and topical themes, we’ll delve into how cinema intervenes in political debates. Besides learning how to analyse films based on a set of complex and ever-expanding parameters, we’ll also pay special attention to how the discourse on film analysis has shaped our ways of seeing.

It is, next to registration for the whole series (see link in side box), also possible to register for individual lectures (see links behind lectures)

Themes individual lectures
5.  Borders and Migration (25 Mar). Registration lecture 5

In collaboration with Lumière Cinema

Also read

More events