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From North to East: Children and the Spatial Allegory of Entrapment in Ken Loach’s Kes and Csaba Bollók’s Iska’s Journey

  • Zsolt GyőriEmail author
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Abstract

Zsolt Győri, draws attention to the parallels between northern films, most importantly Ken Loach’s Kes (1969), and Hungarian films, such as Csaba Bollók’s Iska’s Journey (2006), resulting from the possible influence of Loach’s cinema on Hungarian filmmakers. Bollók’s film, as Győri argues, depicts children entrapped by a specific socio-economic situation and hence point to the crisis of the Enlightenment ideals about childhood, as experienced in these different regions. Győri suggests, not unlike Engels in his The Condition of the Working Class in England, that by examining the condition of people living in the North of England we can learn much about the position of those economically disadvantaged elsewhere in Europe.

Keywords

Social Realism Human Trafficker Social Drama Social Geography Aesthetic Preference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute English and American StudiesUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

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