A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas

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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 Toll, and Breakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directors including Tamas Almasi, Walerian Borowczyk, Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej -u^3awski, and Karel Vachek amongst many others