BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday March 14, 2012: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky I

This discussion seminar, on Wednesday March 14th, 2012, is the first of two meetings in which we will discuss the work of the distinguished Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986). Tarkovsky’s films problematise and provoke reflection on many key aspects of human experience, including identity, memory and the nature of art.

This first of the two seminars will focus on Tarkovsky’s film Solaris (1972). The film will be introduced by Dr Ian Kenway, Director of the Centre for the International Study of Cyberethics and Human Rights, Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University and a long-term member of BAHAR. The film is based on a science-fiction novel of the same name by the Polish writer Stanislaw Lem.

The seminar will take place in the Humanities Building, Cardiff University, Room 3.48, from 5 to 6.30 p.m. Wine and nibbles provided. All welcome.

We will be arranging a showing of Solaris some days before the seminar. Please contact Geoffrey Samuel if you are interested in attending.

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