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Our Film Studies Classes are aimed at all abilities and are informative in a fun and friendly atmosphere.   We look at film clips as well as studying directors and actors and the context of how and when the film was made.



NEW French Poetic Realism

Poetic realism was a film movement in France of the 1930s. Some of the most influential and memorable films in the history of cinema. We will watch, explore, analyse and discuss five classics from this era. A few days before each session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over ZOOM to discuss the film.  This course is delivered online via ZOOM.

Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm   Davide Ariasso

5 sessions from 19 September   £105/£63   F21A    Online 

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NEW Reiner Werner Fassbinder

Fassbinder is widely regarded as a prominent figure and catalyst of the New German Cinema movement, he often returned to the subject of the outsider shunned by society. A few days before each session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over ZOOM to discuss the film. This course is delivered online via ZOOM.

Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm   Davide Ariasso

5 sessions from 7 November   £105/£63   F21B    Online 

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NEW Cinema Therapy: What Is It?

Cinema Therapy or movie therapy is a form of expressive therapy – like art, music, and dance therapy. We will explore the new and interesting world of Cinema Therapy and watch five recommended films for five ‘issues’. IMPORTANT: these are not counselling/therapy sessions. A few days before each session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over ZOOM to discuss the film.  This course is delivered online via ZOOM.

Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm   Davide Ariasso

5 sessions from 9 January   £105/£63   F21C    Online 

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NEW Iranian Film Classics

Iranian cinema remains a true testament to the resilience and industrious nature of the Iranian people and serves as a veracious voice through which Iran can tell its varied and compelling stories. A few days before each session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over ZOOM to discuss the film. This course is delivered online via ZOOM.

Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm   Davide Ariasso

5 sessions from 27 February   £105/£63   F21D    Online 

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NEW Classic Hollywood And… Feminism?!

We will watch five classics from Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ which present female stars and characters in the roles of heroines who remain startlingly dynamic, powerful and air-punchingly inspiring.  A few days before each session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over ZOOM to discuss the film. This course is delivered online via ZOOM.

Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm   Davide Ariasso

5 sessions from 17 April   £105/£63   F21E    Online 

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NEW Art-House Summer Films

Which movies best capture the holiday season?  Here’s a choice of 4 summer art-house classics to get ‘culturally’ ready for the heat! A few days before each session, you will be sent a link to a film you can stream for free or hire for a small fee. You will then meet as a group with Davide over ZOOM to discuss the film. This course is delivered online via ZOOM.

Mondays 4.30pm to 6pm   Davide Ariasso

4 sessions from 12 June   £84/£51   F21F  Online 

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