Pleasures Prejudice Pride: An Indian way of Filmmaking

WHEN: Thursday 26 September 2019 @ 17:00 – 19:30
WHERE: Screening Room, 50 George Square
COST: Free

In the run up to the University’s week long South Asia week celebrations culminating with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we are delighted to welcome back Dr Piyush Roy and the launch of his film on Indian cinema: Pleasures Prejudice Pride.

This will be an evening for a discussion screening of Roy Piyush’s new documentary film – Pleasures Prejudice Pride: An Indian Way of Filmmaking (2019) – at The University of Edinburgh.

Piyush graduated with an MSc in Film Studies in 2009 at the University of Edinburgh and completed his PhD on the history of gesture in Indian film acting at the Centre for South Asian Studies.

The screening of film will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr Talat Ahmed, Co-Director of Centre for South Asian Studies and Dr David Sorfa, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies.

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


Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and the 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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Filmosophy @ Filmhouse

medium.5294_525570498_TheConsequencesofLove1.scaledOne of our MSc in Film Studies by Research students, Jim Mooney, runs a very interesting course at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh on the relationship between film and philosophy. The course this year explores philosophical issues such as: reality and self-deception (Alps), political resistance (The East), memory and identity (Moon), and authenticity (The Consequences of Love). Each screening is followed by a lively discussion.

You can read more about Jim’s research and teaching here: