A Lesson About Courage for Defending Positions. 
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„Урок по смелост за отстояване на позиции“. Филмът „Вълчицата“
A Lesson About Courage for Defending Positions. The Movie “She Wolf”

Author(s): Anelia Kassabova
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: visual representation; film; censorship

Summary/Abstract: The power of images—verbal and visual, static and moving—to transmit certain (political, ideological) messages is used by any government. Authoritarian and totalitarian regimes intensify the pressure on artists, tending to use art as an “emotional cannon” for the legitimization of their power and as a powerful means of political education. The film Valtchitsata [The-She-Wolf] allows insights into the functioning of the complicated process of film making in socialist Bulgaria in the 1960s. The interesting circumstances around the film allow it to be seen in the light of the complex interconnection between visual representation and social reality, giving a better understanding of how social critique was raised in an allegorical language, which filmmakers had to adopt in order to avoid censorship.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 147-169
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Bulgarian