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Author Yosef, Raz

Title The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011


Description 1 online resource (219 pages)
Series Routledge advances in film studies ; 9
Routledge advances in film studies ; 9.
Contents Cover; The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Specters of War; 1 Ruptures of History: Trauma, Memory, and the Archive in Beaufort; 2 Spectacles of Pain: War, Trauma, and Male Masochism in Kippur; PART II Trauma and Ethnicity; 3 Restaging the Primal Scene: Melancholia and Ethnicity in Cinema Egypt and Desperado Square; 4 Recycled Wounds: Trauma, Gender, and Ethnicity in Or, My Treasure; PART III Sexuality and Loss; 5 The National Closet: Trauma, Loss, and Sex in Yossi and Jagger
6 Phantasmatic Losses: National Traumas, Masculinity, and the Primal Fantasy in Walk on WaterPART IV Trauma and Ethics; 7 The Identity of the Victim: Trauma and Responsibility in Beaufort, Lebanon, Waltz with Bashir, and Forgiveness; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index
Summary The last decade has marked the growing visibility and worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Walk on Water, Or, My Treasure, Beaufort and Waltz with Bashir have been commercially and critically successful both in Europe and the United States and have won a number of prestigious international awards. This book examines for the first time the new ideological and aesthetic trends in contemporary Israeli cinema. More specifically, it critically explores the complex and crucial role of Israeli cinema in remembering and restaging traumas and losses that were denied entry into the shared
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Includes filmography
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Subject War films -- Israel -- History and criticism
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Motion pictures and the conflict
Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
Suffering in motion pictures.
Nationalism in motion pictures.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Nationalism in motion pictures
Psychic trauma in motion pictures
Suffering in motion pictures
War films
Nahostkonflikt Motiv
Nationalismus Motiv
Trauma Motiv
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780203825754