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The University of Southampton

'Sex, Art and Crime: From Brigitte Bardot to Sarah Lund' Study Day Event

10:00 - 16:00
15 June 2013
Avenue Campus Highfield Road Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Kirsty McLean at .

Event details

We will be holding a one-day cultural event on Saturday 15 June consisting of a series of short talks led by experts from within Film at Southampton. This thought provoking and inspiring conference will provide you with the opportunity to learn and engage in discussion about ‘foreign’ film in Britain from academics of international distinction.

The recent critical and commercial success of The Artist, or the unprecedented success of Scandinavian TV thrillers such as Wallander, The Killing and The Bridge, reminds us of the normally rather limited opportunities afforded to non-English language film and television in the UK. British screens have long been dominated by British and American productions while ‘foreign' films have typically been far less visible.

This study day will explore the history of ‘foreign' film in Britain and their changing status, looking at various ideas and agendas which have determined what is being shown, where and to whom. A number of case studies will be assessed, both those which typify dominant trends for non-English language film in the UK as well as those, like The Artist, which have managed to break the mould.

Places are limited, so book your place early to avoid disappointment.


(Full titles to follow)

French Cinema in Britain (Lucy Mazdon)

Asian Cinema in Britain (Sally Keenan)

Screening of Episode 1 of The Killing

Scandinavian dramas on British television (Kevin Donnelly)

Roundtable discussion study day speakers and Ed Fletcher of Soda Pictures (chaired by Anne Hogan)

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Soda Pictures, Edward Fletcher previously managed the distribution operation of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, ICA Projects, as well as managing cinemas in Cambridge and London. Soda Pictures is renowned for its eclectic catalogue of independent and world cinema, releasing films in the UK for Directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog, Mike Leigh, Abbas Kiarostami , Michael Winterbottom, and many more.


£30 full rate

£20 loyalty rate (Harbour Lights Members, Friends of Parkes, English Teachers Network, university staff and alumni)

£10 discount rate (students/sixth form & college students and those in receipt of income-based Job Seeker's Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax or Housing Benefit)

All prices include lunch and refreshments


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