1918: A New Europe on Film


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Reflecting on a century of film from 1918’s new European nations

The end of global conflict in 1918 also marked the beginning of many nation states in Europe. How has this formative period been represented by the cinema of these nations? How can those representations be thought of alongside a shifting concept of national identity? This study day brings together leading scholars on the film of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Baltic and Nordic regions to discuss how 1918 and its aftermath have been interpreted in feature films, documentaries and archival footage over the last 100 years. 

Film critic, programmer and expert in Czech and Eastern European Cinema, Peter Hames introduces the study day. 

Tickets include morning and afternoon refreshments but not lunch. This event is followed by a wine reception also included in the ticket price.

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Organised in collaboration with Professor Dina Iordanova, University of St Andrews, and Professor Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire. 

In cooperation with Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, The Finnish Institute in London, The British Croatian Society, The Romanian Cultural Institute in London and The Embassy of Latvia


Image: From Lāčplēsis (1931) courtesy of the LAC Riga Film Museum collection.


Name: 1918: A New Europe on Film
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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