Modern and Contemporary Film Movements

Course Code :2400FSWMHF
Study domain:Communication Studies
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Gertjan Willems

3. Course contents *

This course covers both the film textual characteristics and the socio-economic, cultural and political contexts of a number of film movements since the 1960s until today. The content of the course consists of 5 modules:

1. Modernist cinema

2. New Hollywood cinema

3. Postmodernist cinema

4. National cinemas: movements in Belgian cinema

5. Contemporary cinema

Every class consists of a discussion of the latest film news, a lecture, and a film discussion. Before every class, students are asked to watch a film.

In addition, there will possibly be one or more excursions, and perhaps a guest lecture by a filmmaker.