21F.056 Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to Present

Fall 2003

Image of a pen on movie film.
Image of a pen on movie film. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Course Highlights

This course features an assignments section as well as lecture notes to guide film discussions.

Course Description

This course is an invitation to German film-making since the end of the Second World War. We investigate how German cinema captured the atmosphere of the immediate post-war years and discuss extensively major works of the "New German Cinema" of the Sixties and Seventies. We also look at examples of East Germany's film production and finally observe the very different roads German cinema has been taking from the 1990's into the present.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Bernd Widdig

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session