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 culturesFeatures consideration of lesser known areas of study, such as Albanian and Baltic cinemas, popular genre films, cross-national distribution and aesthetics, animation and documentaryPlaces the cinemas of the region in a European and global contextResists the Cold War classification of Eastern European cinemas as other art cinemas by reconnecting them with the main circulation of film studiesIncludes discussion of such films as Taxidermia, El Perro Negro, 12:08 East of Bucharest Big TÃµll, and Breakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directors including TamÃ¡s AlmÃ¡si, Walerian Borowczyk, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej ?u?awski, and Karel Vachek amongst many others
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September 30, 2012
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