Melbourne Masterclass: Turning Points in Cinema to Die For
Forum Lecture Theatre
Session Six: Julieta, Pedro Almodovar, 2016, presented by Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito
The Turning Points in Cinema to Die For series illustrates the profound and enduring impact of cinema on the lives of six Melbourne scholars, critics and artists. Each of our speakers has chosen a beloved film that represents a turning point in their professional and personal experience, and inspired a new understanding of the world and their place in it.
Julieta is loosely based on three short stories by Alice Munro (Chance, Solo and Silence). At the centre of a characteristically Almodovarian convoluted plot, a mother longs for her absent daughter. Masterfully and tastefully, the film slowly reveals the reasons of their traumatic separation as well as the secret, upsetting circumstances of the life-changing chance encounter on a train many years before.
Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito is Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.
Turning Points in Cinema to Die For is hosted by Dr Mark Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at The University of Melbourne.
All films featured in the series have a history of significant audience and critical appeal. Above all, the films have distinguished themselves for their ability to reach out to and influence creative and performing artists and audiences well beyond the realms of the movie business. Studied together, they make up a new and refreshingly eclectic set of films to add to your essential viewing list. Join us in the discussion with our experts as they reveal why these are not only films to see before you die, but films to die for.
Individual session: $55* / $65
Series Pass: $300* / $350
*University of Melbourne alumni, staff, and students
Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics