War, Liberation and Reconstruction – France and Italy on Film, 1943-52

Alan Sennett and John Cochrane

This ten week course looks at cinema, politics and society in France and Italy from wartime through the liberation and post-war reconstruction of the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Using copious film examples from neo-realist Italian cinema and some classic French cinema of the period we will explore the way cinema addressed political, social and economic issues in a period of great upheaval and change.  Cinema both reflected and commented upon questions of resistance to fascism, hopes of renewal in the later 1940s and finally disillusionment with the new political and social relativities.  The course makes use of extensive use of film clips, setting them in their historical context and offering commentaries and interpretations

Day: Tuesdays              Time:  10.00-12.00

10 weeks, starting 3rd October 2017

Union Chapel,
Wellington Road
Manchester M14 6EQ

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£60 n/a 12 30

To reserve a place please contact: Alan Sennett,
Flat 5, 36 Oak Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3DA
email: a.sennett@open.ac.uk     Tel: 0161 438 0309