Federico Fellini and Contemporary Italian Cinema

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Federico Fellini and Contemporary Italian Cinema

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The course will introduce students to the magic world of the ?director superstar? Federico Fellini, who influenced the art of cinema all over the world.
    Here?s a quotation from American director David Lynch, to give an example of how influential Fellini was to international directors: ?If I had to choose films that represent, for me, examples of perfect filmmaking, the first would be 8 ½, for the way Federico Fellini managed to accomplish with film what mostly abstract painters do ? namely, to communicate an emotion without ever saying anything in a direct manner, without ever explaining anything, just by a sort of sheer magic?.
    After ?meeting? the Master, students will discover the main trends and filmmakers in contemporary Italian cinema. Since cinema is a mirror to our world, students will learn a lot about contemporary Italian society through the seventh art.

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