UCL European Institute


Il Divo: European Film Salon

13 May 2015, 12:00 am

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13th May 2015
This portrait of Italy's controversial elder statesman Giulio Andreotti won the jury price at the Cannes film festival. Andreotti served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since 1946 and was accused of being involved with the Mafia and responsible for a series of political killings that marked Italy's political life from the late 1960s onwards.

13th May 2015 
Garwood Lecture Theatre
South Wing
Main Campus 

Part of the Reverberations of the Second World War in Germany and Europe research groupThe European Film Salon is a film and discussion series which considers the representation of perpetrators in documentary and feature films. Through an analysis of film, the group seek to discuss questions such as: What is meant by the term 'perpetrator'? What is the legacy of perpetrators over the generations? How do perpetrators narrate their own actions? What is the place of individual agency and social mobilization in defining a perpetrator? And, what are the implications of our interest in and fascination with perpetrators?

All screenings will be introduced by an academic, critic or director and will be followed by a discussion of the aforementioned questions. 

  • For more information on this project, contact Dr. Wagner