|Date||16 April 2015 (Thursday)|
|Time||6:30 - 8:30pm|
|Venue||Eminence Galaxy – Alumni Function Room, 11/F, Academic 3, CityU|
Prof. Jenny Kwok Wah Lau 劉幗華教授
Professor of School of Creative Media
City University of Hong Kong
Cinema is frequently ignored or misunderstood by the more educated as a trivial form of popular culture. This talk takes some of the significant films in world cinema and expounds on how cinema in the 20th century could parallel great literature of the past in shedding insights about the human condition. Cinema offers a way to open up essential thoughts and understanding on existential dilemmas and ambiguities that are largely ignored in the current technologically driven, trade-centered culture. Clips from internationally significant films will be shown.