Chapters from Contemporary Cinema

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311CHCC ZK 2 2T English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course students will understand dominant tendencies in contemporary western cinema, explain their economic, social and cultural background; analyse selected films and understand their historical/cultural references.

Mode of study

lecture + seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course contents

The course will focus on selected phenomena from contemporary European and US cinema, i.e. following 2000, and analyze their production, distribution as well as esthetic features.

The course will cover following topics - New Romanian Cinema, Greek Weird Wave, Contemporary “Silent” Cinema, Neo/realism Today , Contemporary Polish Cinema, etc.

Recommended or required reading

LIM, Dennis. “A Generation Finds Its Mumble,”, 19 August 2007,

TEODORESCU,Jeanine,MUNTEANU, Anca. "´Lazarescu, come forth!´: Cristi Puiu and the Miracle of Romanian Cinema.” Film Criticism 34.2/3 (Winter 2010): 51-66.

ROSE,Steve. ”Attenberg, Dogtooth and the Weird Wave of Greek Cinema.” The Guardian, lm/2011/aug/27/attenbergdogtooth-greece-cinema

ALVIN, Rebecca M.. “The Silent Treatment: An Interview with Michel Hazanavicius.” Cineaste 37.2 (Spring, 2012): 6-9.

BERGERY, Benjamin. “Silent Splendor.” American Cinematographer 92.12 (Dec 2011): 68-70,72,74,76-77.

BONNAUD, Frédéric. “Radical Kindness.” Film Comment 48.2 (Mar/Apr 2012): 22-25.

HALTOF, Marek. The cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance. Wallflower Press, 2004.

MURRAY,Jonathan.. “The Music of Freedom: An Interview with Paweł Pawlikowski.” Cinéaste 44.1 (Winter 2018): 4-7.

Assessment methods and criteria

Student work is assessed based on the class attendance and participation, a presentation, final essay (1500 words) and final text examining the covered topics

The final grade will be calculated as follows

Class Attendance and Participation: 25%

Presentation: 25%

Final essay: 25%

Final test: 25%



Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

room 241
Room No. 3

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 09:00–10:35 Veronika KLUSÁKOVÁ Room No. 3
Lažanský palác
online lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans