Masterclass: Surrealism in Eastern European Cinema with Dina Iordanova


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Many intellectuals from Eastern Europe – like the Polish writer-painter couple Stefan and Franciszka Themerson – were involved with the rise of surrealism in the West after the 1930s. In cinema, surrealism found amazing expressions in the 1960s avant-garde, mainly with the work of Czech master Jan Němec and Slovak Juraj Jakubisko, but also Věra Chytilová, whose feminist classic Daisies is showing at this festival. And it has never disappeared since, finding manifestations in different countries and in different formats – such as in the early films by Yugoslav Emir Kusturica, in the amazing animations by Prague’s Jan Švankmajer, in the dream-like films of Polish master Jan Jakub Kolski, or Hungarian Péter Gárdos. In this talk, Prof. Iordanova will discuss some of these examples and will highlight some of the specific features of surrealism in these lesser-known corners of the European tradition.

Don’t miss out on an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intimate dialogue about surrealism in Eastern European Cinema with world cinema specialist Dina Iordanova on Oct 22.

About Dina Iordanova

Professor Dina Iordanova is the first chair in Film Studies at Scotland’s University of St Andrews in its 600 year-long history. An internationally acclaimed writer, she is best known for her work on Balkan and East European Cinema. In 2014, Iordanova also served as member of the jury at the Busan International Film Festival and she will be the first Western scholar to be invited to teach at the Beijing Film Academy on East European Cinema later this year.


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Sat Oct 22, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
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*SCAPE Gallery, Level 5
Free Seating (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
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2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978 Singapore
5 min walk from Somerset MRT. From Somerset MRT, head towards Cineleisure. Walk past Cineleisure to enter *SCAPE. Either take the lift or escalator to the 5th floor.
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