Watching Languages: Translation, Interpreting and Multilingualism in Films

Mon 23 Jan to Wed 25 Jan 

Join us for a three-day event on languages, translation and interpreting as depicted and utilised in films. The films will be introduced by Dr ebnem Susam-Saraeva, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Edinburgh, and will be followed by Q&A and discussion sessions with experts, focusing on issues of trust, authority, power, gender, and representation in relation to language and translation.

Ticket Deals

Buy any three (or more) tickets for films in this season and get 15% off .

These packages are available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

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In this season

3 films

  • The Interpreter

    Mon 23 Jan only

    The Interpreter
    Director
    Sydney Pollack
    Country of origin and year
    UK/USA/France 2004
    Duration
    128 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal.
  • Arrival

    Tue 24 Jan only

    Arrival
    Director
    Denis Villeneuve
    Country of origin and year
    USA 2016
    Duration
    116 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Forest Whitaker.
  • Lilting

    Wed 25 Jan only

    Lilting
    Director
    Hong Khaou
    Country of origin and year
    UK 2014
    Duration
    86 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 15
    Cast
    Cast: Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei-pei, Morven Christie, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles.

    English and Mandarin with English subtitles

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