Module Identifier SP21020  
Module Title SPANISH CINEMA (POST 1960)  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Rob Stone  
Semester Intended For Use In Future Years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Professor Gwynne Edwards  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) eligibility for entry to Level 2 Spanish.  
Mutually Exclusive SP31020 You may not study SP31020 in the final year if you choose SP21020 in the second year  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours  
  Practical   5 Hours 5 film showings of 2 hours each.  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written exam - 2 essays in 2 hours   60%  
  Continuous assessment   2 essays of 2,000 words each.   40%  

Brief description
This module is intended for Single and Joint Honours students of Spanish. Its aim is to show how Spanish film directors have responded to crucial political and cultural changes within the country, especially during and after the transition from dictatorship to democracy. Within this context the changing role of women in Spanish society figures prominently. The selected films will also reveal the similarities and differences between teh respective directors, not only in terms of the concerns but also in relation to their use of the medium of film.

Films to be studied

Luis Bunuel, Viridiana
Carlos Saura, Cria cuervos
Victor Erice, El espiritu de la colmena
Pedro Almodovar, Tacones lejanos
Julio Medem, La ardilla roja
Imanol, Uribe. Dias contados


Week 1 Introduction: Spanish Film and Society
Weeks 2-11 Two weeks allocated to the study of each film
Weeks 6,12 Term essay tutorials

Learning outcomes
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 addition, they will be able to appreciate the techniques of cinema and, one hopes, see other films in a new light.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
John Hopewell. Out of the Past: Spanish Cinema After Franco. British Film Institute