Trauma and Nostalgia: East European Film in the 21st Century

LIT216S

Examines the major thematic focus of East European filmmakers in the 21st century: their efforts to reconstruct and reassess the experience of the Cold War (1945-1989) and the Yugoslav wars (1991-1995). These films from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, and Serbia include ironic/sentimental tales of Cold War childhood, thrillers about sleeping with the enemy (political informers), and psychological dramas centering on political trauma, resistance, and compromise. All films shown with English subtitles. One course.

Cross Listings
SES288S
AMI268S
ICS288S
Curriculum Codes
EI, CZ, CCI, ALP
Domains of Inquiry
Medium