The Romanian Films of the Transition Period
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This chapter scrutinises the films of the transition period in Romania (1989–1999) and illustrates the birth of the double-framing technique and ruined prefabricated spaces as setting through the textual reading of Lucian Pintilie’s The Oak (Balantṃa, 1992) and Nicolae Mărgineanu’s Look Forward in Anger (Priveste înainte cu mânie, 1993). Besides the films’ narrative set-up, which reflects the economic and social hardships of the post-revolutionary years, the chapter explores the way these productions’ mise-en-scène operates with pro-filmic reality and screen space to reflect upon the socialist present.
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