The Aula de Cine of the Universitat de València is resuming its normal activity with new seasons for the month of June. Tuesdays at the Residence Rector Peset will be dedicated to the origins of the “noir” cinema and the influence that had in the German expressionism and in the French poetic realism. In the Palau de Cerveró, each Thursday, projections will be focused on bulling in the school. The films will be shown in their original version with subtitles, preceded by a short presentation and discussed at a subsequent colloquium. The sessions are free until full capacity is reached.
Season Torment in the classrooms
The season programme will start on Thursday 31 May at the Palau de Cerveró with I Was Born, But... (Yasujiro Ozu, 1932), a film that shows that bullying has been a problem since the school exists. The next session, on Thursday 7 June, will be Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz, 1995), an American film based on the story of Dawn, an 11-year-old girl who feels misunderstood both in high school and at home. On Thursday 14 June will be projected The Tribe (Roxy Shih, 2014), a film in sign language that tells how a deaf-mute teenager enters a special boarding school and is forced to enter in a wild organisation to survive; the protagonist will end up defying the unwritten rules of the gang hierarchy. Last film of the season, In a Better World (Susanne Bier, 2010), will be on Thursday 21 June, with a film that shows the relationship between parents and children, the lack of communication between the parts and the persistence of authoritarian waste, bullying at school and the short-sightedness of the authorities.
Season The mist of cinema noir
The season starts on Tuesday 5 June at the Residence Rector Peset with the projection of The Bitch (La Chienne, Jean Renoir, 1931), a psychological drama that narrates the unfortunate life of the cashier of a company and lives an unrequited love. Next session will be on Tuesday 12 June with the film Pepé, Le Mokó (Julien Duvivier, 1937), a criminal drama from the golden age of French poetic cinema, a pioneering film noir. On Tuesday 19 June will be projected The day rises (Marcel Carné, 1939), based on the reflection of the protagonist, that remembers how the conflictive events of recent days have led him to the hurried situation in which he finds himself, pursued by the police. The season will finish on Tuesday 26 June with The Raven (H.G. Clouzot, 1943), a film set in France where the peace of the people begins to be disturbed by some anonymous letters signed as The Raven.