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Балканско огледало и прогноза за приятелство
Balkan Mirror and Prediction for Friendship

Author(s): Zornitsa Milanova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The globalization’s processes provoke cinema to focus on the removal of political, social and cul- tural boundaries and on the building bridges between different ethnic, religious and gender groups. In the 90’s leading theme in the work of the Balkan filmmakers is the treatment of treatment of different and foreign people as enemies. Irrational ethnic hatred is provoked by the endless remodeling of borders and the recent military conflicts, led to the aspiration for self-identification through confrontation. since the beginning of the new century, film-makers from the region provide new insights into this issue. The processes of confrontation overturn and forgiveness becomes a leading topic. sign of the intention to over- come the traumatic past are the first Albanian-serbian co-production “Honeymoons” (2009) of Goran Paskaljevic and the Bulgarian film “Forecast” (2008) of Zornitsa sofia. For this to happen, the peninsula must be free from its wire fences and different cultural, ethnic and religious communities to overcome the fear that they will lose their identity if they tolerate the different ones. To accept the other person, who is different (like the fellow surfers are different one from another in appearance, character and tem- perament) and at the same time very close (as the two pairs of lovers are in “Honeymoon”) is necessary for the Balkans to resolve finally its internal conflicts and to start partici- pating fully in global multicultural dialogue.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 26-29
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian