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Petzer, T (2010). Blickregime und Bildgewalt. Eine Inventur des neuen makedonischen Films. Südosteuropa, 58(2):198-219.



This article examines Macedonian films produced since the country’s independence in 1991. It focuses on three aspects of said films: the Balkans' eroticism, narrations of war, and the aesthetics of violence. The author refers to the "mythoeroticism" of space and discovers in Macedonian films a metaphor established by other authors, i. e. the region as Europe’s unconscious, where the most primitive and scandalous passions are located. She explores the narratives of war and the strategies of survival present within the directors’ handling of the first twenty years of Macedonian independence. Finally, she describes a specific architecture – especially prisons and internment camps – as well as physical markers – tattoos, drug addiction, trauma – as aspects of an aestheticization of violence in Macedonian films. Among others, she analyses films by Cvetanovski, Mančevski, the sister and brothers Mitevski, Mitriќeski, Panov, Popov, Ristovski, and Trajkov.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Slavonic Studies
DDC:490 Other languages
410 Linguistics
Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 09:35
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 18:20
Publisher:Südost-Institut von Marie-Janine Calic
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