Berlin is one of the most well-known film cities in the world. This course wants to introduce you to the study of German cinema by looking at changing images of the city since the postwar period. The course will begin with an introduction to film analysis, giving special attention to the relationship between film and city. We will go on to discuss a number of influential productions from East, West and reunified Germany, and draw comparisons to other German as well as non-German city films. Through seminar discussions, reading responses, and critical essays, you will gain an understanding of how the cinema has engaged with the city of Berlin and its transformations since the end of the Second World War.
GERM-UA 9253 or SASEM-UG 9102 Topics in German Cinema
Lecture and Seminar: Tuesdays 3:30-6:15pm
Screenings: Mondays 8:15-10:00pm
Instructor: Axel Bangert
Students enrolled in this class have the unique opportunity to be accredited for the Berlinale (The Berlin International Film Festival), one of the world’s leading film festivals and the largest publicly attended film festival in the world, taking place early in February. The Berlinale is part of the course program, yet in order to get personalized accreditation participating students need to be registered by December 19th. To register, please send an electronic passport-style photo to Julia Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org), together with your date of birth, place of birth (city & country) and nationality, as soon as possible and latest by December 19th. You must be enrolled in the course. You can of course still enroll for the course until the end of the the regular drop/add period in February, yet you will only receive Berlinale accreditations if you registered by December 19th. Unfortunately, no late accreditations are accepted.
Any questions: please do not hesitate to contact NYU Berlin’s Julia Rogers (email@example.com).