Film, Others

Framing Post-1989 Migration on the European Screen (conference)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
15/12/11 - 17/12/11

The past three decades have seen the rise of a transnational European cinema, not only in terms of funding and multilateral co-productions, but also in terms of a growing focus on multi-ethnic themes and realities within the European context. This finds its most striking on-screen expression in the increased visibility of immigrant groups from former Communist countries in recent European films, ranging from Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: White (1994) and Paweł Pawlikowski’s Last Resort (2000) to Hans-Christian Schmid’s Distant Lights (2003) and Ken Loach’s It's a Free World (2007). By closely examining cinematic representations of post-1989 migration from and to the former Eastern bloc, this international conference intitled '(Trans)National Subjects. Framing Post-1989 Migration on the European Screen' seeks to examine what these films reveal about the cultures producing and consuming these migration narratives and to what extent these images function as a building ground for new (trans)regional, (trans)national and European identities.

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Practical information
>>> Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KULeuven (Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven)
>>> 15 December 9:00 > 17:30
(projection of the movie Illégal at 20h30 > more information HERE)
+ 16 December 9:00 > 17:30
+ 17 December 9:00 > 13:00
>>> Registration: HERE


Org.: K.U.Leuven, with the support of the Cultural service of the Polish Embassy in Brussels


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