News From Home Film Festival Closing Night – On Body and Soul (2017)

News From Home Film Festival
(Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)

The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy

The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.

The fourth screening is the Hungarian film On Body and Soul (2017) by Ildikó Enyedi, which tells the story of Mária and Endre, who work at a slaughterhouse. In their everyday lives they struggle with social relationships, but they make a very exciting discovery regarding their dreams. The film juxtaposes the brutal claustrophobia of the slaughterhouse cattle, who live in narrow cages, with the unrestrained beauty of deer; as if the majestic wild animals were the ideal dream versions of the cattle kept only for being slaughtered. On Body and Soulinvestigates the relationship between dream and reality and the possibility of a dream becoming reality.

Introduction by Dr David Sorfa (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies) 
and Eszter Simor (PhD Candidate in Film Studies)

Skype interview with director Ildikó Enyedi

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square

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Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and the LLC Student Led Initiative Grant

Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott

News From Home Film Festival Screening – Jeune Femme (2017)

News From Home Film Festival
(Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)

The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy

The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.

The third screening is the French film Jeune Femme (2017) by Léonor Serraille, which tells the story of Paula, in her early thirties, who comes back to Paris after a long absence. Broke and alone, she is struggling to settle in this bustling capital. In search of an identity, she’ll do everything to get back on her feet.

“It’s a superbly sympathetic and spikily comedic portrait of a young woman on the verge (or “under the influence”), struggling with the recently fractured shards of her personality”. ★★★★★ The Guardian

Introduction by François Giraud (PhD in French Studies)
Post-screening discussion with one of the film’s assistant directors, Jeanne Paravert

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square

We will also show the following film the upcoming Thursday:

On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary) – 29 November, 18:00

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Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and the LLC Student Led Initiative Grant

Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott

News From Home Film Festival Screening – Pilgrim Hill (2013)

Pilgrim Hill will be introduced by Richard Elliott, PhD in English Literature

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square

News From Home Film Festival (Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)

The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy

The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.

The second screening is the Irish film Pilgrim Hill (2013) by Gerard Barrett, which tells the story of Jimmy Walsh, a middle-aged farmer in rural Ireland. Jimmy has, without complaint, accepted the traditions that deem it his responsibility to ensure the survival of the family farm. But he is completely unprepared when forces beyond his control threaten the only way of life he knows. Pilgrim Hill takes an unflinching look at what happens to the individuals and communities for whom the modern world can find no place.

We will also show the following films the upcoming two Thursdays:
Jeune Femme (2017, Léonor Serraille, France) – 22 November, 18:00
On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary) – 29 November, 18:00

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Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and LLC Student Led Initiative Grant

Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott

First News From Home Film Festival Screening – Kotoko (2011)

Kotoko will be introduced by Dr. Chris Perkins and will be followed by a discussion with Chantal Bertalanffy, PhD in Japanese Studies

Date: Thursday 8th November 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square

News From Home Film Festival (Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)

The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy

The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November beginning on Thursday 8th. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.

The first screening is the Japanese film Kotoko (2011) by Shinya Tsukamoto, which tells the story of a single mother who struggles to raise her baby while suffering from a mysterious trauma. Dr. Chris Perkins from Japanese Studies will introduce the film, and Chantal Bertalanffy, PhD candidate in Japanese Studies, will hold the post-screening discussion. Please join us for a night of provocative cinema and stimulating conversation.

We will also show the following films the upcoming three Thursdays:

Pilgrim Hill (2013, Gerard Barrett, Ireland) – 15 November, 18:00
Jeune Femme (2017, Léonor Serraille, France) – 22 November, 18:00
On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary) – 29 November, 18:00

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Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and LLC Student Led Initiative Grant

Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott

FILM + PANEL: From Sharp Suits to Sharp Minds

Saturday 21 February | CCA Glasgow | 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Glasgow Film Festival and a collective of MSc Film Exhibition and Curation students from The University of Edinburgh invite you to an inspirational afternoon tracing the many faces of power dressing, past and present.

Start the day with the iconic on-screen shoulder pads of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1945), and join our panel discussion to hear about wearable power today – from the evolution of film costume to Glaswegian street style.

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With the Filmmakers: Continuities and Discontinuities in Iranian Cinema

edinburgh-international-film-festival-2014The Edinburgh International Film Festival has released its 2014 programme and Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz will be discussing Iranian cinema as part of the festival’s Focus on Iran section.

23-24 June 2014

A rare opportunity to hear Iranian filmmakers discuss their work.

This panel discussion will examine the consistencies, breaks and gaps within Iranian cinema from pre-Revolutionary times to the present. Nacim Pak-Shiraz (University of Edinburgh) will be joined by renowned scholar Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University) and EIFF Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara to lead discussions with Iranian filmmakers.

Only Image Remains (2014), a short film by Roya Akbari featuring interviews about Iranian film history with directors Amir Naderi, Bahram Beyzaie and Rafi Pitts, will be screened at Monday’s session.

Sponsored by the University of Edinburgh.

http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2014/with-the-filmmakers-continuities-and-discontinuities-in-iranian-cinema

An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival

insight_default.11371An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival is a short course offered every year by EIFF and the University of Edinburgh.

This Open Studies course allows participants the chance to analyse and discover the range and depth of the Festival’s film programming, whilst networking with fellow cinephiles. As ever, this year’s course offers an eclectic range of screenings and events.

Participants will receive a 2014 EIFF catalogue and will attend film premieres at EIFF, beginning with the Opening Night Gala, and take part in tutor-led discussions between Wed 18 and Sun 22 June 2014.

Starting off with the Opening Night, the course will cover five days of programming (18-22 June inclusive). The course is open to all and no previous knowledge is required.

The aim is to give participants a better critical understanding of film styles, genres and directorial approaches and an insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Last year’s screenings included Virgin Forest (South Korea), The Last Station (Chile) and Maldone (France).

Fully enrolled students can purchase an EIFF Student Pass with a special 10% discount. The pass gives access to Press and Industry screenings, the Delegate Centre and has many other benefits (see EIFF website for details).

For further information please contact Course Organiser Martine Pierquin m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
For enrolment, visit:

https://www.course-bookings.lifelong.ed.ac.uk/courses/F/film-media-and-contemporary-cultures/C1075/an-insight-into-the-edinburgh-international-film-festival/