[Press & Publications] Why are Spanish films so successful? [Modern Languages]

March 2000

No 41

Attention film buffs and lovers of Spain! 'The Contemporary Spanish Cinema: From Production to Exhibition' is the title of the annual Modern Languages Lecture at the University of Leicester on 16 March.

Aimed at a broad audience, as well as being of interest to specialist linguists, this lecture is to be given by Professor Paul Julian Smith from the Spanish Department at Cambridge University and will be chaired by University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Burgess.

In explaining the remarkable success of contemporary Spanish cinema, Professor Smith will focus on its continuing location in Spanish culture despite a multinational entertainment industry and on the increasingly sophisticated and 'metropolitan' domestic Spanish audience.

He will also be offering an intriguing insight into the opening of four films by Bigas Luna, Almodovar, Medem, and Erice, and hinting at why academic study of film should shift from production to distribution and exhibition.

Taking place in the New Building at the University of Leicester, Professor Smith's lecture offers a fascinating scholarly analysis of contemporary Spanish cinema by an international authority on the Spanish film.

  • The annual Modern Languages Lecture takes place at 5pm on Thursday 16 March in Lecture Theatre 3, The New Building, University of Leicester and is open to the public.
  • NOTE TO NEWSDESK: For more information, please contact Professor Richard Littlejohns on 0116 252 2681.

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