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Romanian New Wave drama: a new genre?
Romanian New Wave drama: a new genre?

Author(s): Marian Tutui
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Recent History (1900 till today), Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The filmmakers belonging to the so-called Romanian New Wave have seldom tackled other film genres except drama. Although low-budget and austere or even minimalist in style, such dramas enjoyed success at major film festivals beginning with 2001 and made several Romanian filmmakers famous. We analyse the content and style of this Romanian style drama and try to portray it as a new typical genre. It resembles the Italian Neorealism but has its own distinctive features. Among them we notice an even more sober auctorial style than in Neorealism, a self-imposed confinement in the banal and unspectacular, as well as a refusal of the picturesque and of a distinctive geography. Paradoxically such drama enjoyed success in festivals abroad and less at home. The foreign critics began to speak of a distinctive Romanian style. I daresay that we can even speak of at least a typical Romanian subgenre of drama.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 61-67
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English, Bulgarian