What does it mean to steal a film? Who owns reality? Why is property always a fiction and imagination a matter of theft? This session, entitled "Imaginary property", takes place in the week from October 22th to 25th, 2007. It is focussing on the burning questions of todays creative industries: the processes of expropriation and re-appropriation of so called "intellectual property". Besides a presentation that aims towards a critique of "Imaginary property", discussions and readings we are going to see four movies: two key films of european post-war cinema and their contemporary chinese remakes.