The Changing Face of the Sacrificial Romanian Woman

  title={The Changing Face of the Sacrificial Romanian Woman},
  author={Florentina C. Andreescu},
This chapter1 examines the female ideal as it is portrayed in Romanian films produced during the period of state socialism and in films made after the revolution. It starts the discussion by directing its attention to one of the most relevant Romanian myths, Meșterul Manole (The Craftsman Manole), which identifies the position of the female ideal within the myth’s structure of fantasy as subordinate to an all-controlling Other, as well as to the patriarchal order. The chapter further traces the… CONTINUE READING