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Our man in Havana…*

Mamoun hard at work at EICTV, Cuba

Mamoun hard at work at the International Film School in Cuba – Photograph by colleague Rogier Van Eck

 

* or more accurately, in San Antonio de los Baños!

Mamoun has returned from his lecturing in Cuba. As well as some intense one-to-one work with the students, he also made time for mini masterclasses on short sequences, allowing him to focus on specific aspects of screencraft. This is a departure from the extended masterclasses that he has become well known for, and they were very well received. Of course, the full masterclasses are still in demand, and we include here a specially filmed introduction to Carol Reed‘s ‘The Third Man‘ based on the story by Graham Greene.

We would like to thank Studio Canal for their support on this masterclass.

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‘The Third Man’ in Cuba

The Third Man DVD

Mamoun has returned to the International Film school in Cuba as the visiting lecturer in Editing for four weeks. As well as his regular one-to-one sessions with the students, he will also be running his Movie Masterclasses.

For the first time, Mamoun will be running a Masterclass on the British Classic ‘The Third Man‘ on Wednesday 6th February. Mamoun has always considered this film to be one of the world greats, and is looking forward with excitement to exploring it with the students in Cuba. Mamoun would like to acknowledge the support from Studio Canal for this Masterclass.

As much of his work in Cuba is done in conjunction with a translator, it may be difficult for us to present any of the Masterclass here, but we hope to show a taster if the technical challenges do not preclude it.

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Masterclasses in Cuba

Mamoun has been in Cuba teaching at the Film School in Havana for over a week now, but today he is doing a Masterclass session beginning with the last scene of Coppola’s ‘The Conversation‘ and, maybe, the opening scenes of Hawks’s ‘Rio Bravo‘.

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Teaching dates in Cuba 2012

Mamoun will be teaching at the International Film School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, in January/February 2012.

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