SPAN 312 Spanish Film and Culture

This course surveys the history of Spanish film from its inception to the present. The course introduces students to basic concepts of film studies including cinematography mise-en-scène sound narrative and style but emphasizes representation and in particular depictions of gender sexuality and national identity in the context of dictatorship and democracy. The course further introduces students to the auteurist tradition in Spanish cinema. The films studied vary from year to year but the course typically highlights the cinematic production of Luis Buñuel Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodóvar.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

SPAN 202 or SPAN 211

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus