Review of Politics as Form in Lars von Trier: A Post-Brechtian Reading

Authors

  • Sara Marino University of Westminster

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2014.106

Keywords:

Danish Cinema, Dogme

Abstract

Controversial and unconventional designer of formal experimentations, simultaneously celebrated and despised around the world, performative to a point that realism is achieved through the manipulation of realistic conventions hidden in everyday forms of human interactions, von Trier is indeed one of the most important contemporary filmmakers within European cinema, as well as the protagonist of Koutsourakis’s Politics as Form in Lars von Trier: A Post-Brechtian Reading.

Author Biography

Sara Marino, University of Westminster

Dr. Sara Marino is Research Fellow at CREAM – Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media at the University of Westminster. She studied Sociology and Communication Science at the University of Urbino (Italy), before completing her PhD “Online and offline diasporic communities: Italians in London”. She works on immigrants consumption practises and transnational media, with a specific focus on transnational cinema and diasporic audiences. Her particular research interest relates to the politics of integration and assimilation between immigrants and host communities, and the impact of media consumption on family life, sociality, identity and public/local involvement.

References

Angelos Koutsourakis, Politics as Form in Lars von Trier: A Post-Brechtian Reading. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2013.

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Published

2014-10-13

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Book Reviews