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
About the author
Anikó Imre is an Associate Professor of Critical Studies at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her books include East European Cinemas (2005); Transnational Feminism in Film and Media (co-authored with Katarzyna Marciniak and Áine O’Healy, 2007); Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe (2009); and Popular Television in Eastern and Southern Europe (co-authored with Timothy Havens and Kati Lustyik, 2011). She is also co-editor of the Global Cinemas book series.
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