ITA 310 / VIS 443

Topics in Modern Italian Cinema: New Italian Cinema: New Media (in English)

Elisa Dossena, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Giovanni Riotta

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This course looks at the way Italy has expressed its cultural, political, and social individuality in major cinematic works from 1968 to the present. Directors such as Bertolucci, Moretti, Tornatore, Ozpetek, and Benigni offer a panorama of a generation of filmmakers that has contributed to the renewal of Italian cinema. Topics will be drawn from current issues, and will include the Holocaust and questions of memory, terrorism, political violence, migration, gender ideologies, the Mafia. Emphasis on film style and techniques.

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