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Author Karales̀„, Vrasidas, author

Title Realism in Greek cinema : from the post-war period to the present / Vrasidas Karalis
Published London : I.B. Taurus : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Tauris world cinema series
Tauris world cinema series.
Contents 1. Realisms and the question of form in Greek cinema -- 2. The construction and deconstruction of cinematic realism in Michael Cacoyannis' films -- 3. Nikos Koundouros and the cinema of cruel realism -- 4. Yannis Dalianidis and the cryptonymies of visuality -- 5. An essay on the ocular poetics of Theo Angelopoulos -- 6. The feminine gaze in Antoinette Angelidi's cinema of imaginative cathedrals -- 7. Greek cinema in the age of the spectacle -- Optimistic epilogue
Summary The history of Greek cinema post-1945 is best understood through the stories of its most internationally celebrated and influential directors. Focusing on the works of six major filmmakers active from just after WWII to the present day, with added consideration of many others, this book examines the development of cinema as an art form in the social and political contexts of Greece. Insights on gender in film, minority cinemas, stylistic richness and the representation of historical trauma are afforded by close readings of the work and life of such luminaries as Michael Cacoyannis, Nikos Koundouros, Yannis Dalianidis, Theo Angelopoulos, Antouanetta Angelidi, Yorgos Lanthimos, Athena-Rachel Tsangari and Costas Zapas. Throughout, the book examines how directors visually transmute reality to represent unstable societies, disrupted collective memories and national identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; description from resource and publisher's metadata (viewed on 2 April 2021)
Subject Motion pictures -- Greece -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Greece -- History -- 21st century
Realism in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Realism in motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781350987715