TRANSLATION TROUBLE | Film Socialisme
2016-2017 Penn Humanities Forum on Translation
In collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia
An international and multimodal art form from its very inception, the cinema has always been intimately bound up with translation. Our 2017 series presents films in which this founding involvement with multiple systems of meaning is heightened and intensified to an extraordinary degree. In these films, translation is a strange and even dangerous process, as disturbing as it is exhilarating.
Film Socialisme (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 2010, 102 min.)
A symphony in three movements set on a Mediterranean luxury cruise ship—a prime symbol of Western capitalism—Film Socialisme is Jean-Luc Godard’s essay on the decline of European civilization. For the internet, Godard created six different trailers to protest film advertising and distribution conditions.
Introduction: Timothy Corrigan, Professor of English, Cinema Studies, and History of Art, Penn.
Please register for each film separately
26 January, 7pm: Tokyo Tribe (dir. Sion Sono, 2014, 116 min.)
1 February, 7pm: Film Socialisme (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 2010, 102 min.)
15 February, 7pm: Koko: A Talking Gorilla (dir. Barbet Schroeder, 1978, 80 min.)
1 March, 7pm: Windtalkers (dir. John Woo, 2002, 134 min.)
For more information on this film series as well as other Penn Humanities Forum events: www.phf.upenn.edu