Masters of cinema: the films of Luis Bunuel

Course Dates: 12/03/22 - 19/03/22
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: Online
This course explores the immense influence of Buñuel’s films on World cinema. We will experience his visionary approach to filmmaking and storytelling by viewing and analysing his brilliant and scandalous films.
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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00

Course Code: HF185

Sat, day, 12 Mar - 19 Mar '22

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

By critically examining Buñuel’s films this course will consider his position in film history, as well as his lasting legacy on global cinema. From his early Surrealist avant-garde shorts made in the late 1920s to his later features, such as to Los Olivados (1950), Belle de Jour (1950) and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), the course will consider Buñuel’s singular approach to filmmaking, as well as his individual visual and narrative style. We will also position his work within the broader political, social and cultural context of twentieth century Spain.

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?

- Understand the Spanish political and historic context in which Buñuel finds his original voice.
- Watch fragments from Buñuel’s most important films marking his unique trademark style.
- Explore Buñuel notions of power, subversion and complex human relations.

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

- Demonstrate a critical awareness of the films that characterise Buñuel’s style
- Identify the aesthetics and themes of Buñuel’s filmography
- Contribute to the debate related to the political and cultural importance of Buñuel.

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

This is an `introductory` course and does not assume previous study or reading although you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course. As with most of our humanities and cultural courses, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of skills.

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

Tutor presentation, participant questions and comments, discussions and work on some film extracts and documents.

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

The tutor will provide links to readings and film extracts.

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

Look for other courses in Film Studies at, Culture and Writing/Film Studies.

Óscar Salgado Suárez

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.

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