By Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli

ISBN-10: 023118218X

ISBN-13: 9780231182188

ISBN-10: 0231182198

ISBN-13: 9780231182195

In Mythpoetic Cinema, Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli explores how modern ecu filmmakers deal with mythopoetics as a severe perform that questions the consistent have to supply new identities, a brand new Europe, and with it a brand new ecu cinema after the autumn of the Soviet Union. Mythopoetic cinema questions the perpetual branding of hobbies, rules, and participants. studying the paintings of Jean-Luc Godard, Alexander Sokurov, Marina Abramovic, and Theodoros Angelopoulos, Ravetto-Biagioli argues that those disparate artists offer a severe mirrored image on what constitutes Europe within the age of neoliberalism. Their motion pictures mirror not just the violence of contemporary years but additionally aid query dominant versions of kingdom construction that bring about the overall failure to reply ethically to emerging ethnocentrism.

In shut readings of such motion pictures as Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2002) and Godard’s Notre Musique (2004), Ravetto-Biagioli demonstrates the ways that those filmmakers interact and review the new reconceptualization of Europe’s borders, mythic figures, and identification paradoxes. Her paintings not just analyzes how those filmmakers thematically deal with the assumption of Europe but additionally how their paintings questions the power of the relocating photo to problem traditional methods of figuring out history.

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