The persistence of dialectics or the desire for history in Lars von Trier's Europa and Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork

Koutsourakis, Angelos (2010) The persistence of dialectics or the desire for history in Lars von Trier's Europa and Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork. Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media, 33. pp. 93-106. ISSN 1192-6252

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Abstract

In this article I intend to discuss cinema’s potential to represent history in a period that political conflict and historical referents seem to be absent. I am going to pursue this argument through a comparative reading of two films, Lars von Trier’s Europa (1991) and Theo Angelopoulos’ The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991). My contention is that these two films exploit historical narratives of the past and the present with the view to negating teleological and ahistorical assumptions that history has come to a standstill.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Angelos Koutsourakis
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2013 11:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37988
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