KJ1B005 Catalan cinematography

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/1. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Pavlína Javorová Švandová (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Pešek (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavlína Javorová Švandová
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Wed 18:00–19:40 G23
Prerequisites (in Czech)
KJ1A002 Catalan 2
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the current panorama of Catalan cinematography. An initial insight into the history of Catalan cinematography follows the screening of contemporary Catalan film directors. Since the subject is also open to students outside the field of Catalan language and literature, the films will always be available in Czech or English version (dubbing or subtitles).
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to: - Recognize some Catalan films and film directors. - Critically analyze Catalan cinema in the context of European cinema.
  • 1. Introduction to the history of Catalan cinematography
  • 2. La plaça del Diamant (directed by: Francesc Betriu, 1982)
  • 3. Jamón, jamón (directed by: Bigas Luna, 1992)
  • 4. Anguish (directed by: Bigas Luna, 1987)
  • 5. Morir, o no (directed by: Ventura Pons, 2000) 6. Lo imposible (directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012)
  • 7. My Life Without Me (directed by: Isabel Coixet, 2003)
  • 8. Bastille (segment z filmu "Paříži, miluji tě"; directed by: Isabel Coixet, 2006)
  • 9. Elegy (directed by: Isabel Coixet, 2008)
  • 10. Mientras duermes (directed by: Jaume Balagueró, 2011)
  • 11. Pa negre (directed by: Agustí Villaronga, 2010)
  • 12. La plaga (directed by: Neus Ballús, 2013)
  • 13. Final discussion + presentation of other Catalan works
  • Rodríguez Granell, Anna (coord.) (2016): Identitats en conflicte en el cinema català. Barcelona: UOC
  • Kupsc, Jarek. Malé dějiny filmu: ilustrovaný průvodce od počátků po současnost. Praha: Cinemax, 1999
  • • Comas, Àngel. Diccionari de llargmetratges: el cinema a Catalunya després del franquisme (1975-2003). Valls: Cossetània, 2003
  • Porter i Moix, Miquel. Història del cinema català (1895-1968). Barcelona: Editorial Tàber, 1969
  • Crusells, Magí. Directores de cine en Cataluña de la A a la Z. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona, 2008
  • KUPŚĆ, Jarek. Malé dějiny filmu :ilustrovaný průvodce od počátků po současnost. Translated by Martin Mlíkovský. Vyd. 1. Praha: Cinemax, 1999. 387 s. ISBN 80-85933-33-0. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
Course attendance is obligatory, max. 3 absences are allowed without excuse throughout the semester. The subject is completed by an essay (at least 5 400 characters, about 3 pages), in which the student critically evaluates at least 3 selected films of the 10 which will be screened during the semester. However, students may choose more films, or compare them with others that have not been watched in the classroom and which the student has seen somewhere else.
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Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.

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