Modernity and Holocaust in Bruno Gamulin’s "Sedma kronika" Dystopian Film Cover Image

Nowoczesność i zagłada w filmowej dystopii Brunona Gamulina "Sedma kronika"
Modernity and Holocaust in Bruno Gamulin’s "Sedma kronika" Dystopian Film

Author(s): Anna Boguska
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Sociology of Culture, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Ośrodek Badawczy Facta Ficta
Keywords: Croatian film;Bruno Gamulin;Sedma kronika;holocaust;dystopia;dystopian film;dystopian studies;utopian studies;Zygmunt Bauman;
Summary/Abstract: The chapter by Anna Boguska attempts to define (or rather—specifying) the modern dystopia of the 20th century which emerges from totalitarian experiences, based on the Croatian film "Sedma kronika" by Bruno Gamulin. The film recounts the story of Tito, a prisoner and an escapee from his prison on the island Goli Otok. The author makes references to Zygmunt Bauman’s definition of modernity in the context of a project of total ordering (compare: "Modernity and the Holocaust", "Liquid fear"), and indicates the effects of implementation that type of utopia, based on the film. Furthermore, she also highlights the role of fear which accompanies man in the created space of (quasi)paradise.

  • Page Range: 307-321
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish