Surfing the Black: Yugoslav Black Wave Cinema and Its Transgressive Moments

Surfing the Black: Yugoslav Black Wave Cinema and Its Transgressive Moments

The Yugoslav black wave cinema of the sixties and the seventies is among the grand, notwithstanding hidden, chapters of cinema background. proficient younger authors, operating less than the signal of person expression and aesthetic experimentation, driven and explored the bounds of the limitations of a socialist country. Their efforts bring about a brand new course of visible expression, so amazing through its social and political engagement, its formal invention and its courage.

This ebook is the results of a multi-disciplinary learn trying to move over politics, philosophy, layout, artwork, structure, and a few speculative pondering. ranging from archival paintings, interviews, seminars, screenings and a convention, browsing the Black has stumbled on its (temporary) end in a ebook inclusive of six theoretical essays and 3 fanzines that open up the black wave movie event to present affairs. this is often Yugoslavia, and smooth cinema, at its blackest and brightest.

With six theoretical essays (by Boris Buden, Pavle Levi and Owen Hatherly, between others) and fanzines comprising an interview with the most very important Yugoslav filmmakers, Želimir Žilnik, and a finished word list of phrases that belong to the interval and box of Yugoslav tradition and politics, this is often the 1st ebook at the topic within the English-speaking global.

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