This chapter discusses the very term and position of Eastern Europe within the official discourse in scholarship. While shedding light on the omissions in the readings of the cinema of the post-socialist era, it calls for the re-evaluation of the films of Eastern Europe from a spatial perspective. This chapter introduces the book’s two aesthetic categories—horizontal and vertical enclosure—and explains the reason for a comparative study from a socio-historical perspective.


Eastern European Cinema Mazierska Hungarian Film Connotative Language Vertical Enclosure 
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  1. 1.Babeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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