Italy and Film enables you to learn the language and culture of Italy, alongside the study of films from all genres, including Italian-language films. Italy has produced some of the world’s greatest film-makers, including Sergio Leone, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci. Italy is a cornerstone in culture, art and history across Europe, you cannot help but be inspired to learn the language. By learning Italian, you give yourself a tool to explore this cultural richness and to open your eyes to its Roman heritage, the Renaissance, modern architecture, fashion and cinema. It is spoken not only in its home country, but also by over 15 million people in Switzerland, North America and Australia. Kent is one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde.