• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Film Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course examines the major developments in postwar European cinema through a detailed study of representative films by a number of key European filmmakers. Directors studied will include Ingmar Bergman, Roman Polanski, Federico Fellini, Luis Bunuel, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Werrner Herzog, and Krzysztof Kieslowski. The films will be examined in their historical and social context as well as in relation to their director's particular aesthetic and thematic preoccupations.The course is specifically intended to function as the aesthetic counterpart to European Cinemas, European Societies FILM2003 but it may also be taken on its own as a general survey of the major European auteurs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successfully completing this course students will have acquired the ability to:
  1. Identify and characterise major developments in postwar European cinema
  2. Critically appraise and relate the distinctive stylistic characteristics of the directors studied
  3. Distinguish European film making from the dominant Hollywood paradigm
  4. Carry out meaningful close analysis of cinematic texts

Indicative Assessment

  • One 2,000 word essay (50%) – Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
  • One 10-15 minute tutorial presentation on one of the films/directors (10%) – Learning outcomes 2, 4
  • One final two-hour examination (40%) –Learning outcomes 2,4.

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One 1-hour lecture, one 1-hour tutorial/seminar and a 2-hour screening and an additional 6 hours of private study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of 1000 level courses.




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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