A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas

Editor(s): Anikó Imre

Published Online: 16 OCT 2012 11:21AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444337259

Online ISBN: 9781118294376

DOI: 10.1002/9781118294376

About this Book

A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas showcases twenty-five essays written by established and emerging film scholars that trace the history of Eastern European cinemas and offer an up-to-date assessment of post-socialist film cultures.

  • Showcases critical historical work and up-to-date assessments of post-socialist film cultures
  • Features consideration of lesser known areas of study, such as Albanian and Baltic cinemas, popular genre films, cross-national distribution and aesthetics, animation and documentary
  • Places the cinemas of the region in a European and global context
  • Resists the Cold War classification of Eastern European cinemas as "other" art cinemas by reconnecting them with the main circulation of film studies
  • Includes discussion of such films as Taxidermia, El Perro Negro, 12:08 East of Bucharest Big Tõll, and Breakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directors including Tamás Almási, Walerian Borowczyk, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej ¯u³awski, and Karel Vachek amongst many others

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: New Theoretical and Critical Frameworks

  2. Part II: Historical and Spatial Redefinitions

  3. Part III: Aesthetic (Re)visions

  4. Part IV: Industries and Institutions

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