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Crossovers Between the Cinema of Migration and the Cinema of Precarity

Temenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto. She is the author of the monographs Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (2014) and The Image in French Philosophy (2007), and editor/contributor of the collections Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (2017) and European Film Theory (2008). Trifonova has been a research fellow at Le Studium Centre for Advanced Studies in France (within the framework of the European Union Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions), the Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies in Tokyo, the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the American Academy in Rome, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, the Brown Foundation at the Dora Maar House, and has held artist residencies at the Fondation des Treilles (France) and Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg. She is a published novelist (Tourist, 2018 and Rewrite, 2014) and an award-winning filmmaker Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The recent proliferation of studies of nationalism and European cinema has not yet been matched by analyses of the importance of class, a gap that Laurent Berlant’s Cruel Optimism (2011), Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen’s Contemporary...

Psychomobile #1: The World Clock

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...DescriptionThe world clock consists of nineteen rooms, housing fifty-three actors. In each room there are four lamps, one red, one green, one yellow and one blue. A video camera is positioned above an ant hill in New Mexico. On a screen...

The Author Never Dies

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...By the mid- to late 1970s, cinematic authorship had undergone radical revision, from a polemical intervention that insisted on the primary role of certain directors in producing style and meaning (seeThe politique des auteurs, p. 390...

Vagabonde (Sans toit ni loi)

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...A subtly disturbing portrait of alienation and lost direction, Vagabonde opens with the death of its main character, the perpetual drifter Mona Bergeron (Bonnaire), and proceeds to piece together the events of her life until that fatal...

A Cinema of Abjection?

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Two films from Cannes Two films that prompted much discussion at the 2016 Cannes Festival were the Palme d’Or winner, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, and the surprise of the festival...

Change, Music Videos and Adverts

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Change is a music video I made sometime in the early 1990s. A nice experiment. I think we had a list of fifty or a hundred different directions to get everything to work, directions governing when things should happen, when the background...

Danish Cinema

Chris Berry

Chris Berry is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the author of Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution (Routledge, 2004); the co-author, with Mary Farquhar, of Cinema and the National: China on Screen (forthcoming 2006), the editor of Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes (BFI, 2003); and the co-editor, with Feii Lu, of Island on the Edge: Taiwan New Cinema and After (Hong Kong University Press, 2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Dogme 95 Richard T Kelly All revolutions in art, the playwright David Hare argues (see Kelly, 2000, p. 10), are a return to realism. Abstract painters and sculptors might beg to differ, but for cinema the claim clearly has integrity...

The Element of Crime

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisFor the past thirteen years Fisher, a policeman, has been living in Cairo. He visits a psychiatrist in order to talk, under hypnosis, about his latest job, which he has been working on for the previous two months.A serial killer...

Dogville

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisThe beautiful fugitive, Grace, arrives in the isolated township of Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With some encouragement from Tom, the self-appointed town spokesman, the little community agrees to hide her...

Europa

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisGermany, year zero, shortly after the end of the war in 1945. The young Leo Kessler, who moved with his parents to the USA at the start of the war, returns to the country of his birth. He visits his uncle, who works...