“The goal [of film] is to capture what lies within us.”Read more "Krzysztof Kieślowski"
What can we know? Does God exist? Do I have free will? How should I act? Does life have meaning? This course offers an introduction to the main areas of philosophy through discussion of some of the most interesting questions in each field. Friday mornings (10-12) from 16 January 2015. For more information, and to […]Read more "An Introduction to Philosophy – new course starts 16 January 2015"
An introduction to philosophy through the medium of film. Using a diverse range of films, we will explore some of the most interesting issues in philosophy. In doing so, we will learn what film can contribute to philosophy, and how philosophy can contribute to our enjoyment and understanding of film. For more information, and to […]Read more "Thinking through Film – New course starts 12 January 2015."
“No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”Read more "Ingmar Bergman"
Tuesday 9 December at Filmhouse EdinburghRead more "FILMOSOPHY: The Double Life of Veronique"
In his Cave Allegory (Republic, c.360 BCE), Plato presents a strikingly visual account of the distinction between knowledge and belief and, in doing so, provides us with what may be considered the earliest cinema.Read more "Plato’s Cine-Cave"
To coincide with the Edinburgh screening of Timecrimes – which opens the third Filmosophy season of films – filmandphilosophy will host a twitter Q&A with the film’s director, Nacho Vigalondo. To participate use the hashtag #AskNV and follow @film_philosophy on twitter for more details and reminders closer to the time.Read more "FILMOSOPHY: Nacho Vigalondo Twitter Q&A"
The third season of FILMOSOPHY at Filmhouse Edinburgh starts on Tuesday 21 October at 6PM with Timecrimes. This is a rare opportunity to see this mind-bending time-travel film-noir on the big screen. We will be joined by philosopher Dr Alasdair Richmond – who has written widely on time-travel. In addition, the film’s director, Nacho Vigalondo, has made himself available for a twitter Q&A during our post-screening discussion.Read more "FILMOSOPHY: TIMECRIMES Tue 21 Oct"
Halfway through Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist (Il Conformista 1970) the protagonist, Marcello Clerici, visits the Parisian home of his former teacher, Professor Quadri. After entering his study, Clerici recounts Quadri’s lectures on Plato’s allegory of the Cave. This video-essay examines Bertolucci’s use of Plato’s cave imagery throughout the film.Read more "Bertolucci’s Cave: a Platonic reading of The Conformist"
Filmosophy returns for a third season of original and thought-provoking films, this time focusing on the theme of ‘the double’.Read more "FILMOSOPHY: the double"
Join us for the next instalment of Filmosophy at the Filmhouse on Tuesday 13th May. For further information and to book online follow the link: Moon – Filmhouse Cinema Edinburgh.Read more "Filmosophy – Moon"
EIFF Student Critics 2014 | All News | News | Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014.Read more "EIFF Student Critics 2014"