Christina Stojanova's research while affiliated with University of Regina and other places

Publications (7)

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Arguably Cristi Puiu’s most intricate film so far, Malmkrog (2020) comprises nearly three and a half hours of intense discussions about some of the most pertinent questions of our times since the Industrial Revolution – about the ethics of war and progress, the inevitable end of history, and the elusive nature of Good and Evil – posited by the Russ...
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Prerogative of what Jung calls visionary art, the aesthetics of German Expressionist cinema is “primarily expressive of the collective unconscious,” and – unlike the psychological art, whose goal is “to express the collective consciousness of a society” – they have succeeded not only to “ compensate their culture for its biases” by bringing “to the...
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The relation between war and cinema, propaganda and cinema is a most intriguing area, located at the intersection of media studies, history and film aesthetics. A truly tragic moment in human history, the First World War was also the first to be fought before film cameras. And while in the field, airborne reconnaissance became cinematic (Virilio),...
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This article discusses It Can Pass Through the Wall as a compendium of themes and styles associated with Jude’s oeuvre and with the minimalist aesthetic principles of the New Romanian Cinema. The film weaves mythological and historical time within its versatile narrative and visual architectonics, transforming a simple everyday event into an existe...
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The collapse of communism in 1989 left Bulgarians reeling between one failed great project (the building of communism), and the hardships of a new one (the long and winding road to the European Union). The place of the traditional communist cinema heroes has been either suspended or arrogated by a compelling bunch of clowns, reluctant heroes, drift...
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After more than two decades of increasingly enigmatic, but unique presence on the world cinematic stage with nine fiction films, one documentary, one TV production (Macbeth), and four shorts, the Hungarian director Béla Tarr has unequivocally declared his latest work, The Turin Horse (A torinói ló, 2011, Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA)...
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People nowadays think that scientists exist to instruct them; poets, musicians, etc., to give them pleasure. The idea that these have something to teach them - that does not occur to them.

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... Por su parte, las instituciones públicas alteraron su perspectiva, pero manteniendo el interés al ver que el cine era un medio muy efectivo para transmitir propaganda (Stojanova, 2017). ...
... With some film critics (Nasta 96) use the practices of self-referentiality and the occasional irony used by the Romanian directors, other (Stojanova and Duma (2012) properly observe that irony in these films must be considered rather a manifestation of modernity and not of postmodernity. Once more, we are faced with the same incertitude, which for my understanding is integral to our modernism itself. ...