Together with Kevin Toma, film critic of De Volkskrant, we explore how cinema depicts loneliness, especially the loneliness of young movie characters.
What are the means, for example, that Agnes Varda uses in Sans toit ni loi (1985) to depict the fate of a young, lonesome tramp (Sandrine Bonnaire) in the winter cold of Southern France? How does the isolation of a young American woman in Tokyo come across in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003)?
We watch a series of selected movie scenes and discuss them. With this lecture and discussion Kevin Toma will give you a melancholic but inspiring taste of the history, clichés and pitfalls of cinematic loneliness.
About Kevin Toma
Kevin Toma (Sittard, 1974) studied Film- and Performance-Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. He started his career as movie reviewer for De Filmkrant. Starting 2007 he works as a movie reviewer 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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