English cinema and working class
by Emiliano Dominici
This is your place in life: British cinema and the representation of the working class
“The term British cinema is a contradiction in terms,” wrote François Truffaut mercilessly about the seventh art in Great Britain. However, British cinema has been capable, since the era of sound, of producing films that have remained in the collective imagination, capable of reflecting the socio-economic situation of a country full of contradictions. This lecture offers a journey of discovery into the underrated British films and a disillusioned view of the representation of the working class, their aspirations, struggles, and disappointments.