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Film and TV's Tiago de Luca kicks off ‘Latin American Cinema: Between Theory and Practice' at the BFI Southbank

 ‘Latin American Cinema: Between Theory and Practice’ comprises three sessions taking place at the BFI Southbank in June and July.
This is the third series of workshops devoted to re-envisioning film theory in a global context. For session 1, on 19 June, ‘Depth of Field, Class Conflict and the Latin American Cinema of Domestic Service’, Tiago de Luca (University of Warwick) will focus on depth-of-field theories in ‘cinema of domestic work’. This session will consider whether André Bazin’s foundational writings on depth of field can be applied to recent Latin American films about the relationship between employers and live-in domestic workers.
Tickets can be booked here.
Fri 24 May 2024, 10:51 | Tags: engagement, staff, Research seminars

Film and Television Studies, Research Seminar: Penny Siopis’s stylo-caméra and the subject of cine-writing, Wednesday 19th October FAB0.21 (Cinema) 4.30pm

Penny Siopis’s films write histories that are markedly alternative. Combining family home movies, amateur or documentary found footage with sound and a written text presented through subtitles, her films tell untold or censored histories. They speak to (auto)biographical concerns and widely shared experiences of colonialism, war, Apartheid, migration, globalisation, and ecological crisis, all the while standing out as strong aesthetic/affective experiences beyond the historical, and as art objects in dialogue with a number of traditions. Here, I am most interested in producing an understanding of her films as a specific form of post-medium cine-writing. My interest is not purely formal, for the cine-writing in Siopis’s films is not independent of the stories they construct; it is a mode of writing beyond-the-book, born of the task of telling history otherwise. By working through her paragrammatical, scripto-visual style, my discussion will circle in particular around the unspeakable film subject produced by her work.

Fri 14 Oct 2022, 10:56 | Tags: Events News Research seminars

Issue 4 of Film and Television Studies Newsletter

Issue 4 of the Department of Film and Television Studies' regular newsletter is now available for download.

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