ITAL204 - ITALIAN HIST ON SCREEN

Section Description: 
This course will explore the major events and the most relevant political and cultural transformations in Italian contemporary society as viewed through the lens of acclaimed Italian directors. Where did these transformations come from, and what does Cinema have to say about them? This course will investigate how Italian films portrayed and mirrored such events and how each director offered a personal interpretation by adopting a very different cinematic approach. In-class discussion will cover both film analysis and political, cultural, and social issues that affected Italy from the second world war to nowadays: Fascism, Post-War, Economic Miracle, political tensions of the Seventies, the kidnapping of the Prime Minister Aldo Moro, the fight to the Mafia and its implications with the government, up to Berlusconi and the migration crisis. The syllabus will include (but won’t be limited to) films by Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, Ettore Scola, Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Nanni Moretti, Matteo Garrone and Paolo Sorrentino.
Instructors: 
MIRRA, ALESSANDRA
Day and Time: 
MW 0330PM-0500PM
Section ID: 
ITAL204401
Title (text only): 
ITALIAN HIST ON SCREEN
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2018A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
204
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL204