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East, West and CentreReframing post-1989 European Cinema$
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Michael Gott and Todd Herzog

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694150

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.001.0001

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Cinematic Fairy Tales of Female Mobility in Post-Wall Europe

Cinematic Fairy Tales of Female Mobility in Post-Wall Europe

Hanna v. Mona

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(p.109) Chapter 7 Cinematic Fairy Tales of Female Mobility in Post-Wall Europe
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East, West and Centre
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Aga Skrodzka

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694150.003.0007

This chapter brings together Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's Bibliothèque Pascal (2010) and British director Joe Wright's Hanna (2011), two recent films produced in the European east and the European west, respectively, that foreground the act of female mobility in two divergent visions of the increasing feminization of European (and global) migration. While both films employ elements of the fantastic (Wright's film incorporates the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Snow White,” Hajdu's film engages magic realism as a storytelling strategy), when considered together, they provide an accurate and quite realistic depiction of the bifurcated nature of transnational mobility in unifying Europe. This chapter explores how these two films demonstrate the ways in which pre-Wall divisions between the First and the Second Worlds and the historical inheritance of Nazism and Communism seem to linger on in the New Europe, determining the possibilities and potentialities of those on the move.

Keywords:   Joe Wright, Szabolcs Hajdu, Hungarian Cinema, Migration, Magic realism, Mobility, Transnationalism, Female protagonists, Female mobility

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