Time can be an important theme in movies. But what do we mean with ‘time’? How can philosophy and movies change our thinking about time, and maybe even change our experience of time?
Showing clips from movies like Mr. Nobody and The Hours, ‘De Volkskrant’ film critic Kevin Toma invites us to discuss the use of time in movies, and the consequences of changes in the depiction of time in the ‘seventh art’. What, for example, was the significance of the gradual introduction of the flashback and the flash forward in movies?
About Kevin Toma
Kevin Toma (Sittard, 1974) studied Film- and Performance-Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Currently he works as a film critic for De Volkskrant. Furthermore he composes modern music for, and accompanies silent movies. He wrote new scores for and accompanied live among others Sunrise (1927), Häxan (1922) and Berlin, die Sinfonie der Groβstadt (1927).
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