Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Spanish Cinema
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) eligibility for entry to Level 3 Spanish.

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 18 Hours. Film showings (6 of 2 hours each) will be in addition to the above hours
Seminars / Tutorials 6 Hours.
Practical 5 film showings of 2 hours each.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 essays of 1,500-2,000 words.  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Written exam. (2 essays in 2 hours)  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Students will be able to relate the concerns of major Spanish film directors to their studies of other forms (the novel and the theatre in particular), as well as to see trends in Spanish cinema in the context of the social and political development in Spain. In addition, they will be able to appreciate the techniques of cinema and, one hopes, see other films in a new light.

Brief description

The module is intended for Single and Joint Honours students of Spanish. Its aim is to show how Spanish film directors have responded to crucial changes within the country. Within this context the changing role of woman in Spanish society will be a particular focus. The selected films will also reveal the similarities and differences between the respective directors, not only in terms of their concerns but also in relation to their use of the medium of film.


This module is at CQFW Level 6