The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (Film and Culture Series)

The New European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (Film and Culture Series)

Rosalind Galt

New eu Cinema bargains a compelling reaction to the altering cultural shapes of Europe, charting political, aesthetic, and ancient advancements via cutting edge readings of a few of the most well-liked and influential ecu movies of the Nineties. Made round the time of the revolutions of 1989 yet set in post-World warfare II Europe, those movies grapple with the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Balkans, and a turning out to be feel of old loss and disenchantment felt around the continent. They signify a interval during which nationwide borders turned blurred and the occasions of the mid-twentieth-century started to be reinterpreted from a multinational eu perspective.

Featuring in-depth case stories of flicks from Italy, Germany, japanese Europe, and Scandinavia, Rosalind Galt reassesses the function that nostalgia, melodrama, and spectacle play in staging heritage. She analyzes Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso, Michael Radford's Il Postino, Gabriele Salvatores's Mediterraneo, Emir Kusturica's Underground, and Lars von Trier's Zentropa, and contrasts them with movies of the instant postwar period, together with the neorealist movies of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio De Sica, socialist realist cinema in Yugoslavia, Billy Wilder's A overseas Affair, and Carol Reed's The 3rd Man. Going past the normal specialize in nationwide cinemas and history, Galt's transnational method offers an account of ways post-Berlin Wall eu cinema inventively rethought the identities, ideologies, photograph, and renowned reminiscence of the continent. by way of connecting those movies to political and philosophical debates at the way forward for Europe, in addition to to modern serious and cultural theories, Galt redraws the map of eu cinema.

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