The “See You Next Thursday!” Film Festival at TCD has announced five events on the theme of womanhood, gender and sexuality in film. WFT Board Member Vanessa Gildea and WFT Chair Dr. Susan Liddy will join a panel discussion for the final session on 11th April.
“See You Next Thursday” Festival
The Festival will host a mixture of internationally acclaimed and controversial films to tell the stories of women (and men!) trapped within the cultural and sexual conventions of their time but break free in a desperate attempt to realise themselves. Each session will give the audience the opportunity to directly engage with the film and its themes by opening the floor for discussing at the end of the screening.
This festival is organised by Louise Kari Méreau, the French Department, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Trinity College.
In the final session, a group of leading professionals and experts in the film industry will join in a debate on the nature of female sexuality and gender roles in cinema. Those in attendance will have the chance to ask questions, share their thoughts, and discuss the topic with a group of excellent guests, amongst which Dr. Ruth Barton (Film Studies, Trinity College Dublin), Vanessa Gildea (documentary filmmaker), Dr. Susan Liddy (Chair of Women in Film and TV Ireland)…
- Thursday 14th March 2019 : Love Meetings, Pier Paolo Pasolini (1966)
- Thursday 21st March 2019: Baise-Moi, Virginie Despentes and Caroline Trinh Thi (2000) [Rated R]
- Thursday 28th March 2019: The Hours, Stephen Daldry (2003)
- Thursday 4th April 2019: Farewell my Concubine, Chen Kaige (1993)
Thursday 11th April 2019: Roundtable on womenhood and sexuality in films, moderated by Dr. Ruth Barton (Film studies, Trinity College Dublin). WFT Board Member Vanessa Gildea and WFT Chair Dr. Susan Liddy will join the panel discussion for this final session.