Film list

(Note that cinema will be a medium considered only in Year 2 of the project [August 2014-June 2015], during which the theme will be “Modern Societies”. Participants will also continue to consider literature in Year 2 as in Year 1, but cinema will be an added medium for interpretation.)

Bhutan (pertains to Tibetan Buddhism)

Phörpa/The Cup (Khyentse Norbu, 1999)

China

To be determined

India

Pather Panchali/Song of the Little Road (Satayajit Ray, 1955)

Shree 420/Mr. 420 (Raj Kapoor, 1955)

Pyaasa/Thirsty (Guru Dutt, 1957)

Bombay (Mani Ratnam, 1995)

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (Aparna Sen, 2002)

Satya/Truth (Suresh Krishna, 1988)

Gandhi (Richard Attenborough, 1982)

Passage to India (David Lean, 1984)

Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2002)

Japan

Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Tokyo monogatari/Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)

Gojira/Godzilla (Ishirō Honda, 1954)

Shinjū: Ten no Amijima/Double Suicide (Masahiro Shinoda, 1969)

Tampopo/Dandelion (Juzo Itami, 1985)

Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2001)

Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)

Memoirs of a Geisha (Rob Marshall, 2005)

Okuribito/Departures (Yojiro Takita, 2008)

Middle East

Because of the extensive reading proposed for this region, no significant cinema component will be offered. Consulting faculty are likely to use cinematic resources in their presentations and to refer participants to cinema, but specific examples will be determined in the context of participant interests and needs.

Russia and the Former USSR

Bronenosec Pot’omkin/Battleship Potemkin. (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925, Goskino)

Chelovek c kinoapparatom/Man With a Moviecamera. (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

Tsirk/Circus (Grigorii Aleksandrov, 1936)

Let’at zhuravli/The Cranes Are Flying (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957)

Kavkazskaja plennitsa/Kidnapped in the Caucasus (Leonid Gaidai, 1966)

Pokajanie/Monanieba/Repentance. (Tengiz Abuladze, 1986)

Vs’o budet khorosho/Everything Will Be OK (Dmitrii Astrakhan, 1995)

Brat 2/Brother 2 (Alexei Balabanov, 2000)

Ischeznuvshaja imperija/Vanished Empire (Karen Shakhnazarov, 2008)

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