By Lida Oukaderova
Following Joseph Stalin’s dying in 1953, the Soviet Union skilled a dramatic resurgence in cinematic construction. The interval of the Soviet Thaw grew to become identified for its relative political and cultural liberalization; its motion pictures, officially cutting edge and socially engaged, have been swept to the heart of foreign cinematic discourse. within the Cinema of the Soviet Thaw, Lida Oukaderova presents an in-depth research of a number of Soviet movies made among 1958 and 1967 to argue for the centrality of space—as either filmic trope and social concern—to Thaw-era cinema. establishing with a dialogue of the USSR’s little-examined late-fifties embody of panoramic cinema, the ebook pursues shut readings of flicks by way of Mikhail Kalatozov, Georgii Danelia, Larisa Shepitko and Kira Muratova, between others. It demonstrates that those administrators’ works have been stimulated by means of an urge to interrogate and reanimate spatial event, and during this venture to probe severe problems with ideology, social growth, and subjectivity inside post–Stalinist culture.
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