The Europeanness of European Cinema: Identity, Meaning, Globalisation

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From The Artist to The White Ribbon, from Oscar to Palme d'Or-winning productions, European filmmaking is more globally prominent than ever before. This book attempts to identify the distinctive character of European cinema, both in films and as a critical concept. Including in-depth analyses of production and reception contexts as well as original readings of key European films from leading experts in the field, it re-negotiates traditional categories such as auteurism, art cinema and national cinemas. A timely intervention in the fields of European and transnational film studies, this book will appeal to film enthusiasts as much as students and specialists.