Magic Realism, Minimalist Realism and the Figuration of the Tableau in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Cinema

  title={Magic Realism, Minimalist Realism and the Figuration of the Tableau in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Cinema},
  author={Judit Pieldner},
  journal={Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies},
  pages={114 - 87}
  • Judit Pieldner
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies
Abstract The paper surveys two modes of representation present in contemporary Hungarian and Romanian cinema, namely magic realism and minimalist realism, as two ways of rendering the “real” in the Central Eastern European geocultural context. New Hungarian Film tends to display narratives that share the features of what is generally assumed as being magic realist, accompanied by a high degree of stylization, while New Romanian Cinema is more attracted to creating austere, micro-realistic… 
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