Films on literature, music, art, history, society and more. Top up your ideas! The films in the Academy media library form the core of the site effort to nudge folk towards 'being cultured.' In our eyes 'being cultured' just means knowing a bit more about how the world works, how human beings work together best, what it means to be a worthwhile person in a general as well as a particular sense. There is no creed on offer. It's not a religion. There are no absolute answers. But quite a few folk have done it before us so we need to look back as well as we can and use their experience. We need to read their books and look at what they created. The astonishing resource of easily available films like these on your smartphone or screen means that getting cultured is open to millions whereas before it was only a tiny minority of folk 'born lucky' at the top of society you might say who had the chance. They didn't always take it! Make sure you do.. Get going!
Henrik Ibsen was born in the small unpretentious coastal town of Skien in Norway about as far from the cultural heart of Europe at the time as could be. His family were middle class burghers and he worked as an apprentice to an apothecary before going to Oslo to study. He began writing plays which found little favour in Norway so for about 30 years he lived and wrote in Italy and Germany where he became recognised worldwide as the greatest dramatist of his age and the Father of modern drama. The film by Malcolm Hossick traces his remarkable life and is followed by a brief overview of his works. AM034HD22 2nd edition IBSEN 2022 dur:38’39”