SF in the EU’s Newest Member States

  • Aidan Power
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


This chapter focuses upon science fiction output from some of the European Union’s newest member states, surveying how the European project is presented onscreen in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, and Lithuania. Beginning with an industrial analysis of the American-owned Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia which has produced a host of sf b-movies, the focus then shifts to the Croatian micro-budget media satire The Show Must Go On (Nevio Marasović 2010), a film in which EU accession ultimately results in the country’s ruination. Rising nationalist sentiment in Hungary is then analysed with relation to Jupiter’s Moon (Kornél Mundruczó 2017), a film that follows a Syrian refugee with superpowers as he crosses the Serbian border in the hopes of making a new life in the EU, before the chapter concludes with a close textual analysis of Vanishing Waves (Kristina Buožytė 2012), independent Lithuania’s first-ever sf film.


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  • Aidan Power
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  1. 1.University College CorkCorkIreland

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