This survey course will allow students to discuss key European issues as portrayed in a representative selection of European films. The course will be tackled in two ways. First, by reading a selection of films as representative of European culture and history, students will learn about issues and events that are instrumental for understanding contemporary European societies such as the controversy surrounding national and supra-national identities, the rise and return of fascism, the onset of social revolutions, feminism, diversity of sexual identities, immigration, post-colonialism, and globalization. Second, by focusing on the production and form of films, students will develop their critical and analytical thinking skills through the examination of different styles of authorship and production, film movements, film festivals, and transnationalism in connection with social developments. The language of instruction is English.