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Course

Yan Levchenko
THE ERA OF DIRECTORS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTHOR'S CINEMA IN 20 CENTURY

02 March — 29 June 2020
10 School of Collectors and Experts

Yan Levchenko
THE ERA OF DIRECTORS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTHOR'S CINEMA IN 20 CENTURY

16+

The set is opened for the author's expert course "The Age of Directors. What one should know about 20th century author's cinema". 

Beginning February 10, 2020 (till June 8, 2020).

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the main ways of development of author's cinema in Europe and the USA. It is in this cultural area during the XX century trends were formed, which are also relevant in our post-colonial era with its cultural and geographical diversity. The phenomenon of auteur cinema is viewed in close cooperation with the masses, as it is often two sides of the same coin. The course material is covered from our days to the era of cinema, from the actual to the historical, from close to distant, from a friend to a stranger.

The author of the course is Yan Levchenko, PhD in cultural studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia), Master of Art History at the European University in St. Petersburg, and Professor at the School of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

The course includes 15 group lessons of 3 hours each. Classes are held once a week on weekdays from 19.00 to 22.00 (evening groups). At the end of the course a Certificate is issued. The cost of the course is 57 000 rubles.  

The program:

1. Prospects of authorship in a digital era.

2. American Postmodernism: Quentin Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers

3. Scandinavian "dogmas": Lars von Trier and the Kaurismäki Brothers.

4. Cinema of Eastern Europe after Socialism: "Romanian miracle".

5. Late-century Spanish world: Pedro Almodovar and Julio Medem.

6. British burlesque and eccentric: Monty Python and Peter Greenaway.

7. Soviet "long seventies": Alexei German and Andrei Tarkovsky

8. "New Hollywood": Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

9. "New German Cinema": Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders.

10. Yugoslavian "black wave": from Emir Kusturica to Dushan Makaveev.

11. Czechoslovak "young wave". Jiří Menzel and Vera Hitilova.

12. French "new wave." Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut...

13. Italian neo-realism: Roberto Rosselini and Vittoria de Sica.

14. Soviet vanguard: Sergey Eisenstein and Grigory Kozintsev

15. German Expressionism: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and Fritz Lang

Recording is on the site in the "Online Recording" section

The full course programme is available at http://www.shkolart.ru/kurs-599.html.