Cinema of the Other Europe The Industry and Artistry of East Central European Film

ISBN-10: 1903364612

ISBN-13: 9781903364611

Edition: 2003

Authors: Dina Iordanova

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Cinema of the Other Europe: The Industry and Artistry of East Central European Film is the first major study of the cinematic traditions of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia from 1945 to the present day. It explores the major schools of film-making and the main stages of development across the region during the period of state socialism up until the end of the Cold War as well as more recent transformations post-1989. The book examines how European cinema is still mostly synonymous with West European film and how the cinema of Eastern Europe is still largely excluded and under-explored. Including material on directors such as Istvn Szab ( Mephisto), Krzysztof Kieslowski ( Dekalog, Three Colors Trilogy) and Jan Sverk ( Kolya), this study of the 'other' European cinema thus constitutes a timely appraisal of film history and film studies debates.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 3/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Dina Iordanova is chair of film studies at the University of St. Andrews and has published widely on Eastern European, Balkan, and Russian cinema.

List of Illustrations
Film and Context
East Central European Film Studies
Beyond the Post-Cold War Era
The Industry
Cultural Dimensions of 'the Bloc'
Production and Studios
Distribution and Exhibition
Animation and Documentary
Movements and Migrations
Film and History, Ethics and Society
Historical Film I: Narratives of Identity
Preoccupation with History
Heritage Epics
Surrealist Proliferation of History
The Burden of History
Historical Film II: Discourse on Morality
Moral Theorems
Ways of Remembering: Victims and Perpetrators
Small Individuals, Big Ironies
Totalitarianism's Moral Damage
State Socialist Modernity: The Urban and the Rural
The Greyness of Everyday Life
Apolitical Political Cinema
The Czechoslovak New Wave
Village Life: Patriarchy in Crisis
Romanies: Little-known Neighbours
The Cinema of Moral Concern
Films and Film-makers
Women's Cinema, Women's Concerns
Women in East Central European Cinema
Reluctant Feminists
Women and Stalinism: Mothers of Missing Children and Children Looking for Mothers
Communal Confinement
In Search of Privacy: Loneliness, Betrayal, Solidarity
Sexing-up the Post-Communist Woman
East Central European Cinema since 1989
The Industry
Further sources
Teaching National Cinema
Teaching Regional Cinema
Resources by Chapter
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