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Film Studies

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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.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.



NEW A Look At The Male Gaze

The male gaze refers to how women are depicted in the world-specifically in the media-from a heterosexual male’s point-of-view. Explore the theory of the male gaze in films. Each week, you will watch a film and make notes. 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.

Fridays 1.30pm to 3pm Davide Ariasso

4 sessions from 28 January £84/£51 F20C  Online 

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NEW Laughing In Another Language

Is comedy, like poetry, always untranslatable? Or can we “laugh” in another language? We will watch “Good Morning”, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, “The Death of Mr Lazarescu”, “ The Wayward Cloud” and “Drifting Clouds” to reflect on humour “in a second language”. 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.

Fridays 1.30pm to 3pm Davide Ariasso

5 sessions from 11 March £105/£63 F20D  :  Online 

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