Euro-Visions: Europe in Contemporary Cinema

by Mariana Liz

Mariana Liz is Lecturer in Film Studies in the Centre for World Cinemas at the University of Leeds, UK, and has previously taught at King’s and at Queen Mary University of London, UK, between 2009 and 2013. She’s co-editor of the forthcoming The Europeanness of European Cinema (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
  • ISBN:
    9781628923018 (hardback)

    9781628923025 (paperback)

    9781501304774 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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European cinema not only occupies a dominant place in film history, it is also a field that has been raising more interest with the expanding work on the transnational. Euro-Visions asks what idea of Europe emerges, is represented and constructed by contemporary European film.

Adopting a broad and wide-ranging approach, Euro-Visions mixes political sources, historical documents and filmic texts and offers an integration of policy and economic contexts with textual analysis. Mariana Liz examines costume dramas, biopics and war films, mainstream co-productions and tales of ‘Fortress Europe’ by renowned auteurs, showing how films from different European nations depict and contribute to the formation of the idea of Europe. Case studies include Girl with a Pearl Earring, La Vie en Rose, Black Book, Good Bye Lenin!, Match Point and The Silence of Lorna.