"film" blog posts
Posted on: 21 October 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
Dr Maria Flood, lecturer in World Cinema, discusses Gillo Pontecorvo's 1965 production The Battle of Algiers in an article for The Conversation.
Posted on: 15 September 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
Dr Maria Flood, lecturer in World Cinema, collaborated with Professor Micheal Frank from the University of Zurich to discuss and explore how 9/11 impacted cinema in an article for The Conversation. Below are some excerpts from the piece.
Posted on: 28 June 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
We are delighted to announce that from 1 July 2021 the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures will change its name to the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film.
Posted on: 28 April 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
Awards season is in full swing and the most anticipated movie event of the year is finally upon us. The 93rd Academy Awards will be broadcast live from Hollywood on 25th April ready to crown 2020’s best productions and we can’t wait to see who the big winners will be this year.
Posted on: 27 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
Is there an Italian film noir? And if so, what is it? These crucial questions, among many others, will be tackled by the Italian film noir special issue co-edited by Dr Marco Paoli (University of Liverpool) and Dr Barbara Pezzotti (Monash University) and recently published in Studies in European Cinema. In particular, this special issue explores crime films from a creative and innovative thematic perspective, namely the influence of the concept of noir on Italian cinema.
Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
The Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project uses cinema to encourage wellbeing among the elderly — particularly those living with dementia in care home settings. Project leads Professor Lisa Shaw (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures) and Professor Julia Hallam (Department of Communication and Media) explain how the project got started and share details of the Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project toolkit.
Posted on: 9 January 2019 | Category: 2019 posts
Academic, Pollie Bromilow, reviews Wash Westmoreland’s latest film, 'Colette', and explores what it means for our understanding of this key French author.
Posted on: 20 July 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
More than 40 artists from 22 countries will participate in this year’s Liverpool Biennial which invites artists and audiences to reflect on \"...a world in social, political and economic turmoil\". It's the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK and this year's theme is 'Beautiful world, where are you?'.
Posted on: 29 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
If you’re reading this, I guess that, for you, watching big football moments like the Euro Championship or the World Cup, is a cinematic experience. A story told on a screen. At just over an hour and a half the narrative arc of a game plays out across much the same timescale as an average feature film. And although the constraints are very different, cameras are cameras and their vocabulary is structured by their capabilities: to come in close, to sweep across space, to focus on everything in their field or to blur out all but the centre of interest. What is a football game, considered as a film?
Posted on: 21 June 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
The uproar surrounding the detention of children at the Mexican-US border has brought attention to the migration of Central Americans to the US.
Posted on: 31 January 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
We're looking forward to the Oscars! Here's Italian language assistant, Margaret Petrarca, to tell us why she loves 'Call me by your name' - nominated for four awards and directed by Italian director, Luca Guadagnino.
Posted on: 9 November 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
As human beings, we are always fascinated by the future - and Metropolis is the original and perhaps greatest film about a city of the future.
Posted on: 24 October 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
As we gear up for the start of the Liverpool Iberian and Latin American Festival on 26 October, three of the team behind the festival have chosen some of their top highlights.
Posted on: 25 January 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
It's awards season, so we asked Dr Niamh Thornton to choose her top three Latin American films released in 2016, as an alternative to the Hollywood heavyweights!
Posted on: 24 October 2016 | Category: 2016 posts
There's no doubt that vampires continue to be a fascination in the world of film. (Remember that tiny movie called 'Twilight'?) But this Halloween we are thinking back to where it all started: F. W. Murnau’s 'Nosferatu' from 1922.