Giuseppe Tornatore: Emotion, Cognition, Cinema

Tornatore, best known for his Oscar-winning NUOVO CINEMA PARADISO, is one of Europe’s most versatile directors. The diversity of his work is unparalleled, his releases including the gangster movie IL CAMORRISTA (THE PROFESSOR), the lyrical LA LEGGENDA DEL PIANISTA SULL’OCEANO (THE LEGEND OF 1900), the road movie STANNO TUTTI BENE (EVERYBODY’S FINE), and the psychological thriller UNA PURA FORMALITA (A PURE FORMALITY). This talk will explore the affective impact of his work and illustrate the way in which his films are characterised by ingenious reworking of cinematic genres and by self-conscious reflections on the importance of film and film-making.Tickets: £2.50