UC Hungarian Cinema, Culture and Identity
Lectures and Screenings
Lecturers: György Csepeli, Lóránt Stöhr
The course is organised in two separate modules, Hungarian Identity and Hungarian Cinema, which combine insights provided by cinema and social science.
Classes involve historical, sociological, political and aesthetic analysis, as well as the contextualisation of outstanding works in Hungarian cinema from 1945 until the present.
The screened films explore the issues of Hungarian identity, with an emphasis on the representation of the dictatorship as a past phenomenon and its lasting effects.
The films and the lectures highlight the relationship between the individual and political power along with the social background, from which students will learn about the most significant moments in recent Hungarian history that shed light on contemporary Hungarian mentality, culture and identity.
In addition, students will develop their skills in film analysis and enrich their knowledge of film history.