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Pan’s Labyrinth Single Film Study

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Guillermo del Toro, European Film, Pan's Labyrinth, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Fantasy, War

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one European and one from outside Europe (two - film study)
  • one documentary film
  • one film option from a 1920s silent film movement
  • one film option from an experimental film movement

Section A: Global Film (two-film study)

Group 1: European film

  • Life is Beautiful (Benigni, Italy, 1997)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (del Toro, Spain, 2006)
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Schnabel, France, 2007) live!
  • Ida (Pawlikowski, Poland, 2013)
  • Mustang (Erguven, France/Turkey, 2015)
  • Victoria (Schipper, Germany, 2015)

Group 2: Outside Europe

  • Dil Se (Ratnam, India, 1998)
  • City of God (Meirelles, Brazil, 2002) live!
  • House of Flying Daggers (Zhang, China, 2004) live!
  • Timbuktu (Sissako, Mauritania, 2014)
  • Wild Tales (Szifron, Argentina, 2014)
  • Taxi Tehran (Panahi, Iran, 2015)

Section B: Documentary Film (single-film study)

  • Sisters in Law (Ayisi and Longinotto, Cameroon and UK, 2005)
  • The Arbor (Barnard, UK, 2010)
  • Stories We Tell (Polley, Canada, 2012) (Coming soon)
  • 20,000 Days on Earth (Forsyth and Pollard, UK, 2014)
  • Amy (Kapadia, UK, 2005) (Coming Soon)

Section C: Film Movements - Silent Cinema (single-film study)

  • One Week (1920), American Silent Comedy
  • The Scarecrow (1920), American Silent Comedy
  • The ‘High Sign’ (1921), American Silent Comedy
  • Cops (1922) (Keaton, US), American Silent Comedy
  • Strike (Eisenstein, USSR, 1924), Soviet Montage
  • Sunrise (Murnau, US, 1927), German Expressionism (Coming soon)
  • Spies (Lang, Germany, 1928), German Expressionism
  • Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov,...

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