What is the course about?
This course explores the immense influence of Cuaron’s films on World cinema. We will experience his visionary approach to filmmaking and storytelling by showing his inspiring and moving films.
Dr. Óscar Salgado-Suárez teaches Spanish language and cultural courses at Birkbeck, University of London; Imperial College and City Lit. His cultural research interests are 20th and 21st Century Spanish and Latin American visual and literary representations with a focus on storytelling, affects and humour studies in relation to historiography, national identities and power formations.
What will we cover?
- Understand the cinematic process by which Cuarón finds his original voice
- Watch fragments from Cuarón’s most important films marking his unique trademark
- Explore Cuarón’s notions of power, human resilience and complex human relations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- List the films that characterize Cuarón’s style
- Identify the aesthetics and themes of Cuarón’s filmography
- Contribute to the debate related to the political and cultural importance of Cuarón’s films.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
As it is an introductory course you will not need any specific knowledge of the subject.
The ability and willingness to watch visuals,
exchange responses and listen in an open and supportive way
to the response of others.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor input, text analysis, large and small group discussion.
The course is based on the communicative approach: active students’ interaction; use of realia, pictures
and authentic material; use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look for other Film Studies courses under History, Culture and Writing at www.citylit.ac.uk.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details