5 Wonders of East Asian Cinema

Ref: C3747273

A friendly and accessible exploration and introduction to five cinematic works from East Asia. Allowing participants to discover/rediscover, understand and explore the themes, techniques and motivations behind some key examples of East Asian cinema, also some core directors and unforgettable films in general. Spring in a Small Town (1948), Red Shorgum (1987), Seven Samurai (1954), Chunking Express (1994), Parasite (2019)

Course aim

A friendly and accessible exploration and introduction to five popular cinematic works from the East Asian Regions (China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea) - increasing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film in general.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Pre-viewing may be useful but not essential.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, fresh appreciation & understanding for East Asian Cinema
  • Critically analyse, discuss and comment on East Asian Cinema
  • Draw from one's own knowledge and experience in expressing informed opinions when commenting on the cinema of East Asia.
  • Confidently discuss the subject area and in particular any aspects of a East Asian Cinema which one finds important
  • Discuss my motivation & enthusiasm for film and cinema in general and issues arising relating to the course theme.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A pen and note book may still prove useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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5 Wonders of East Asian Cinema

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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