Aspects of European Cinema

Course Dates: 07/08/21 - 14/08/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
This online course introduces you to a range of themes in European cinema, including art cinema, authorship, national cinema, movements and new waves, popular cinema, and genre, while also exploring key developments in European film history and a range of critical responses to European cinema.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00

Course Code: HF242

Sat, day, 07 Aug - 14 Aug '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

Themes in European cinema, its history and development, and a range of critical responses to European cinema.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Art cinema
• Authorship
• National cinema
• Movements and new waves
• Popular cinema
• Genre
• European film history
• Critical responses to European cinema.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Describe an evaluate a range of themes in European cinema
• Identify and evaluate key developments in European cinema
• Evaluate a range of critical responses to European cinema
• Evaluate European cinema within a critical framework.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for all levels. It will provide an introduction to the subject but will also be useful for those wishing to build on existing knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Screenings of extracts from films, talks by the tutor, reading materials, group discussions. There will be no work outside the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will require a pen and notepad (or laptop/device) but the tutor will provide all other materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look for other film courses on our website at, culture and writing/film studies.

Jon Wisbey

Jon Wisbey teaches film at City Lit and Morley College. He was for many years a committee member and vice-chair of Chelmsford Film Club, screening contemporary and classic world cinema releases. He has an MA in Film Studies from the University of East Anglia. His teaching focuses on classical and post-classical Hollywood, European cinema, British cinema, film noir and horror cinema.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.