[Filmfestivalresearch] Article on Film Festivals

Dina Iordanova dina.iordanova at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu Jun 23 06:25:17 CEST 2016

This is an impressive article, thank you for sending it to the list,

It is one of the rare cases where ideological matters are made central for
the investigation of a festival's politics and a debate of this sort is
discussed polemically.
I so very much like to see more of this type of work, especially as we
have got a range of festivals that have been geared politically in a very
similar way and yet we do not have solid studies of these (with a few
exceptions, e.g. Caroline Moine's work).

And, of course, there is nothing surprising in Zanussi's betrayal -- this
is the sad state of affairs in many post-communist countries, and of
course Poland is an extreme example of reactionary fundamentalism  (I also
wondered on the basis of what would Zanussi qualify as the most important
post-war Polish director -- a standing that he lost in his own country a
long time ago).


Dina Iordanova FRSA
Professor of Global Cinema and Creative Cultures
Director, Institute for Global Cinema and Creative Cultures (IGCCC)
Publisher, St Andrews Film Studies
University of St Andrews, Scotland


On 22/06/2016 03:19, "Ratheesh Radhakrishnan"
<ratheesh.radhakrishnan at gmail.com> wrote:


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