Popular European Cinema

Often films are simplistically divided into two camps, popular and arthouse. European films are usually considered arthouse products and as such are set in opposition to the popular cinema of Hollywood. This introductory level course, led by Andy Willis will investigate the idea of ‘popular’ European cinema. Central to the course will be the question what constitutes popular European cinema? It will also discuss distribution and exhibition trends in the UK asking why many enormously popular continental European films never arrive at UK cinemas. Screenings include: BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF and TESIS.Andy Willis teaches Film and Media studies at the University of Salford.Tickets: £28.00 full / £21.00 concsSOLD OUT – RETURNS ONLY