Teaching and Research

Film and Existentialism
Dr David Sorfa, University of Edinburgh

Description

Existentialism is a tradition in philosophy that has clearly influenced many filmmakers and is also reflected in the history of film theory and film-philosophy. These films explore the dilemmas of freedom, authenticity, bad faith, anxiety, depression, suicide, racism, colonialism and oppression. I am also interested in the ways that specific genres, particularly romantic comedies, films noir and westerns, express Existentialist themes.

Curator

Dr David Sorfa, University of Edinburgh

Subject

  • Film studies, Philosophy

Keywords

existentialism, film theory

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