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Enter the world of fairy tales on film, and explore how these traditional stories translate to celluloid.
Over two weekends we will be covering the changing contexts of telling and retelling tales, meeting the people who have put them on paper and film, and exploring the darker undercurrents of the stories and their narrators.
We will take a critical look at writers such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Angela Carter, and at various films that take on the fairy tale – including Georges Méliès’s 10-minute masterpiece BLUEBEARD (arguably the first fairy tale on film), plus SUSPIRIA, FREEWAY, PAN’S LABYRINTH, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, THE RED SHOES, Jim Henson’s THE STORYTELLER, and various Disney classics.
As well as clips and discussion, there will be screenings of THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (1984) and THE RED SHOES (1948) – two remarkable films that translate fairy tales in two very different ways.
Course Leader: Kate Coventry is a cinema professional with a Masters in Film and English Literature, and is an avid folklore and fairy-tale enthusiast.
Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 August, 13.30–18.30
Tickets for the course are £35 / £30 Concessions / £25 Members, including admission for any feature films screened.
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