C LIT 315A / JSIS 480A New Chilean Cinema
Overview of Chilean cinema, with an emphasis on the past two decades. Films will be screened in class, in Spanish with English subtitles, and will include most of the following: Miguel Littin, The Jackal of Nahueltoro; Patricio Guzmán, La batalla de Chile, The Pinochet Case and Nostalgia for the Light; Raúl Ruiz, Night Across the Street, Ricardo Larraín, La frontera; Silvio Caiozzi, Coronación; Alicia Scherson, Il Futuro; Andrés Wood, Machuca and Violeta Went to Heaven; Pablo Larraín, Tony Manero and No; Matías Bizé, In Bed and The Life of Fish; and Sebastián Silva, Magic, Magic and Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus. Critical essays about the films will be uploaded to our Catalyst site. Students will keep a reading and viewing journal, participate in a group presentation, and write a four- to five-page analytical essay.
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