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Beyond Eastern Noir: Reimaging Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas

Anna Estera Mrozewicz


This book addresses representations of Russia and neighbouring Eastern Europe in post-1989 Nordic cinemas, investigating their hitherto-overlooked transnational dimension. Departing from the dark stereotypes that characterise the hegemonic narrative defined as ‘Eastern noir’, the author presents Norden’s eastern neighbours as depicted with a rich, though previously neglected in scholarship, cinematic diversity. The book does not deny the existence of Eastern noir or its accuracy. Instead, in a number of in-depth case studies of both popular and niche feature films, documentaries and television ... More

Keywords: Nordic films, transnational cinema, post-1989, Russia, Eastern Europe, Norden, Eastern noir, border/boundary, neighbour, genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474418102
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418102.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Estera Mrozewicz, author
Adam Mickiewicz University