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Author First, Joshua, author.

Title Ukrainian cinema : belonging and identity during the Soviet thaw / Joshua First
Edition First edition
Published London, England : I.B. Tauris, 2019
[London, England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Series KINO, the Russian and Soviet cinema series ; 13
KINO, the Russian cinema series.
Contents Stalinism, de-Stalinization and the Ukrainian in Soviet cinema -- Rebuilding a national studio during the early 1960s -- Sergei Paradjanov's Carpathian journey -- Paradjanov and the problem of film authorship -- 'Ukrainian poetic cinema' and the construction of 'Dovzhenko's traditions' -- Making national cinema in the era of stagnation -- 'Ukrainian poetic cinema' between the communist party and film audiences -- Conclusion: Ukrainian cinema and the limitations of national expression
Summary Historian Joshua First explores the politics and aesthetics of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema during the Soviet 1960s-70s. 'Ukrainian Cinema' during the Soviet thaw is the first concentrated study of Ukrainian cinema in English. In particular, historian Joshua First explores the politics and aesthetics of Ukrainian poetic cinema during the Soviet 1960s-70s. He argues that filmmakers working at the Alexander Dovzhenko Feature Film Studio in Kiev were obsessed with questions of identity and demanded that the Soviet film industry and audiences alike recognize Ukrainian cultural difference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-235) and index
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Subject Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0755694457