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Addressing representations of Russia and neighbouring Eastern Europe in post-1989 Nordic cinemas, this ground-breaking book investigates their hitherto overlooked transnational dimension. Departing from the dark and lawless stereotypes that have characterised much of 'Eastern noir', the book presents Russia and Eastern Europe as imagined spaces of rich and previously neglected cinematic diversity. Cross-disciplinary in its approach, with in-depth case studies of films, documentaries and television dramas like Lilya 4-ever, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence and Occupied, this book sheds light on a variety of differing perspectives and considers how increasingly transnational affinities prompt a reimagining of Norden's eastern neighbours.
About the Author
Anna Estera Mrozewicz is a scholar in Scandinavian Studies and Assistant Professor at the Department of Film, Media and Audiovisual Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. Previously, she pursued post-doctoral studies at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen (2010-12). She has published extensively on Danish and Nordic literature and cinema, including Nordic/Eastern European transnational identities and films of Carl Th. Dreyer.