The persistence or dialectics or the desire for history in Lars von Trier's Europa and Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork

Koutsourakis, Angelos (2010) The persistence or dialectics or the desire for history in Lars von Trier's Europa and Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork. Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, 33 1: 93-106.

Author Koutsourakis, Angelos
Title The persistence or dialectics or the desire for history in Lars von Trier's Europa and Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork
Formatted title
The persistence or dialectics or the desire for history in Lars von Trier's Europa and Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork
Journal name Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media
ISSN 1192-6252
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 93
End page 106
Total pages 14
Place of publication Waterloo, ON, Canada
Publisher University of Waterloo * Department of Fine Arts and Film Studies
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this article I intend to discuss cinema’s potential to represent history in a period that political conflict and historical referents seem to be absent. I am going to pursue this argument through a comparative reading of two films, Lars von Trier’s Europa (1991) and Theo Angelopoulos’ The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991). My contention is that these two films exploit historical narratives of the past and the present with the view to negating teleological and ahistorical assumptions that history has come to a standstill.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://www.kinema.uwaterloo.ca/article.php?id=465&feature

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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