The Cinema Group was created with the aim of furthering participants’ knowledge of film. Through a selection of motion pictures covering different genres and styles, the group examines the plot, soundtrack, making of and the most iconic scenes, and reflects at length on the message the films convey.
The sessions are structured as follow: they will begin with a brief introduction of the film by the group coordinators. Then, after watching the film, the participants are invited to make comments and share their impressions.
The coordinators are Oscar Sueiro, technical manager of the Digital Media Studios (DMS), and Geoffrey Cowper, film director and lecturer in the Faculty of Communication. Both are regular contributors to film festivals and magazines.
All films will be screened in their original language, with subtitles.
Quarterly sessions with film projection, explanation and analysis by an expert.
3h per session
Time: From 5 to 8 p.m.
Place: Set Barcelona Campus
Sant Cugat Campus
Monthly meetings with expert coordinator.
Last Thursday of each month
3h per session
Time: From 6 to 9 p.m.
Stop by the Student Services office on either campus or send an e-mail to email@example.com
This is a free activity open to the entire university community, and no registration is required. Prior to the session, the activity will be promoted through all channels available at the university.
The Shawshank Redemption is a prison film. Based on a novella by Stephen King, the film, despite its limited budget, earned seven Oscar nominations and garnered great critical and public acclaim. It is listed as the “top rated movie” on the IMDb website, with a rating of 9.2. It is a film that takes an optimistic look at life, telling the story of two friends in the most inhospitable of situations.
Rope (1948), by Alfred Hitchcock, is a classic crime thriller, a genre made famous by its director. Two students, convinced they have committed the perfect crime, organize a get-together with friends, and no one except them knows there is a dead body hidden in a chest in the living room. In this film, the director masterfully controls how much of the plot is revealed to the audience and characters. With this project, in addition to taking risks in terms of content, Hitchcock also took risks in terms of form, as he wanted the film to be appearing as one single continuous shot. While the technical limitations of the time prevented him from doing so, his genius prevailed, and he succeeded in creating this illusion.
Date Tuesday 5 February at 6 p.m. Classroom TV Studio, Digital Media Studios, Barcelona Campus
Jaws (1975), Steven Spielberg Jaws is known as the first blockbuster film in history, a commercial smash hit at the box office. It was the first film to rake in over 100 million dollars, with the added bonus that it had a budget of around just 8 million dollars. The second feature-length cinema film by Steven Spielberg is a masterpiece on every level. As well as revealing the secrets of the complex film shoot, the film screening and debate will analyze the monumental narrative. Suspense, drama, adventure, and a little bit of horror. It has a little bit of everything for the full cinematographic experience.
Date Friday 26 April, at 5 p.m. Classroom TV Studio, Digital Media Studios, Barcelona Campus
Kikujiro (1999), Takeshi Kitano Kikujiro (1999), director Takeshi Kitanoliterally tells the story of two characters who must find each other in order to grow. A young boy searching for his mother and the adult -bad company, initially- who goes with him. Takeshi Kitano directs and stars in a tender story which differs enormously from his usual films about violent Yakuza gangsters. A brilliant author.
Date Friday 31 May, at 5 p.m. Classroom TV Studio, Digital Media Studios, Barcelona Campus