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[Commlist] Lina Wertmuller Symposium

Mon Nov 25 15:19:17 GMT 2019

A study day dedicated to the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director

WHEN? - Friday 13th December 2019, 1.30-5.30pm
WHERE? - University of Westminster, Regent Campus and Regent Street Cinema
HOW? - Free Registration via Eventbrite -

WHAT - About this Event
The Centre for Research and Media Education (CREAM) at the University of Westminster presents a one-day symposium on the cinema of Lina Wertmüller. The symposium will take place on December 13th, 2019, Regent Street Campus, and will be followed by a 6.30pm screening at the Regent Street Cinema. Free entry to the symposium, tickets for the film screening can be purchased here:

WHY? The first woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for best director for her 1975 film Pasqualino Settebellezze (“Seven Beauties”), Lina Wertmüller has rarely been granted the attention she so richly deserves, by both audiences and critics. Receiving a career Oscar in October 2019, it is timely to rediscover this director’s work. Often labelled controversial and transgressive, her films are indeed quintessentially political, addressing matters of class and gender in a bold and innovative manner. A truly original voice in an Italian landscape dominated by male filmmakers, Wertmüller’s cinema tackles challenging topics with irony and levity, producing unforgettably tragi-comic results.

The symposium will bring together scholars in the field of film and gender studies to engage with the work of Wertmüller on all aspects of her cinema. Followed by the UK Premier of the critically acclaimed masterpiece Seven Beauties - Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975), for which Wertmüller was nominated for Best Director.

WHO?: Everyone Welcome!

GET IN TOUCH - For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at (wertmullersymposium /at/

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