Month: February 2011

three teen films in post-Bergman Sweden

People usually equal Ingmar Bergman to Swedish films. To look more scientifically, according to Andrew Higson’s illustration of nation cinema: “to look inward, reflecting on the nation itself, on its past, present and future, its cultural heritage, its indigenous traditions, its sense of common identity and continuity… [and] to look out across its borders, asserting…

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Orlando as a feminist film

To depict Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992) as a feminist film and its protagonist Orlando played by Tilda Swinton as “a time-traveling feminist observer” requires us, in the first place, to have a close look at the definition of feminism. According to the Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories: feminism means “general respect for women’s own perspectives and…

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