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Cristi Puiu

Monica Filimon


The rise of the New Romanian Cinema in a postcommunist country without a particularly vigorous film tradition has puzzled critics and audiences alike. Its roots have been traced to Cristi Puiu’s rebellion against his compatriots’ outdated assumption that cinema is an instrument of propaganda, denunciation, or entertainment. A detailed analysis of Puiu’s work, this book underscores the gradual evolution of his approach to cinema as a form of silent witnessing and a means of personal investigation and revelation. Each chapter revolves around one film, exploring the historical, cultural, and biog ... More

Keywords: authorship, Cristi Puiu, epiphany, fathers, New Romanian Cinema, observational cinema, postcommunist, precariat, sacred, testimony, confession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040764
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Filimon, author
Kingsborough Community College, CUNY

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