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MGRK3693: Cinema in Greece

The unit explores the history of filmic production in Greece, since the beginning of the 20th century but with special emphasis on post-war films, cinematic movement and film-makers. It approaches Greek cinema from the critical point of national, class and gender representations by focusing on specific films and cinematographers from various backgrounds who contributed to the development of Greek cinema. Furthermore, it explores Greek filmic production as a transcultural phenomenon, in the Balkans (vis-a-vis Turkish cinema for example) as well within the context of post-war European cinema in comparison to the cinematic traditions of Italy, Spain among others.

Code MGRK3693
Academic unit Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Greek or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607
Assumed knowledge:
General knowledge of Greek, European and world film cultures and studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the main events that shaped the historical and formal development of Greek cinema.
  • LO2. recognize the most significant films of Greek Cinema.
  • LO3. analyze the styles of directing and acting formed in the country over the last fifty years.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.