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Children of Revolution
Children of Revolution

The Re-inventing of History in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Cinema. A case study

Author(s): Balázs Zágoni
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Facultatea de Teatru si Televiziune
Keywords: art cinema; Bordwellian; Hollywood narrative; history; New Hungarian Cinema; Romanian New Wave

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the cinematic expressions of a cultural experience which had a huge impact on Romanian and Hungarian society: namely both countries’ national revolutions. In focus are two films, one from each country: Children of Glory by Kriszta Goda and The Paper Will Be Blue by Radu Muntean. I will try to demonstrate that, despite the many surface similarities, the movies are built on very different narrative structures and cinematic elements. In Bordwellian terms, one has a classical, the other an art cinema narration. Following on from this, the act of re-inventing history has very different results in the two movies.

  • Issue Year: 18/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 108-119
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English