Take Care of Your Scar(f), Lilya! De-stigmatizing the Image of the Post-Soviet Other in Nordic Cinema

@article{Pauly2014TakeCO,
  title={Take Care of Your Scar(f), Lilya! De-stigmatizing the Image of the Post-Soviet Other in Nordic Cinema},
  author={Tzvetomila Pauly},
  journal={Baltic Screen Media Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={36 - 53}
}
The article discusses the cinematic representations of the post-Soviet individual in two internationally acclaimed Nordic films, namely, Aki Kaurismaki’s Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana ( Pida huivista kiinni, Tatjana , Finland/Germany, 1994) and Lukas Moodysson’s Lilya 4-Ever ( Lilja 4-ever , Sweden/Denmark, 2002). The guiding premise is that the films represent cross-cultural inquiries on identity and otherness that reflect and challenge the (male) gaze of the West European North upon the… CONTINUE READING

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