Module Identifier SP31020  
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 3 Spanish.  
Mutually Exclusive SP21020 You may not study SP31020 if you have already completed SP21020 in the second year.  
Course delivery 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 Exam   2 Hours Written exam. (2 essays in 2 hours)   60%  
  Continuous assessment   2 essays of 1,500-2,000 words.   40%  

Brief description
This module shows how five leading Spanish 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 the respective directors, not only in terms of their concerns but also in relation to their use of the medium of film.


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