Postcommunist Film - Russia, Eastern Europe and World Culture: Moving Images of Postcommunism (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe)

Postcommunist Film - Russia, Eastern Europe and World Culture: Moving Images of Postcommunism (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe)

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0415731313

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A post-communist condition has arisen from the fall of the Berlin Wall and later the Soviet Empire: this book looks at how this condition has manifested itself globally in the production of post-communist film. It argues post-communism is a shared experience on a geopolitical level, unlimited by national state borders, and examines post-communist cross culturalism and global totalitarianism within film.

The book examines different national cinemas and dissimilar cinematic modes - from Russian blockbuster cinema to Chinese independent cinema; from Serbian city films to revolutionary films of Mozambique - all formulated as within the postcommunist condition. It considers the postcommunist film in terms of transnational and World cinema. It covers a wide range of films from small and independent filmmaking to mainstream, popular cinema, and explains post-communist signifiers as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside former, and current, communist countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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