The euphoric film: Ivan Vyrypaev’s Euphoria, metacinema and affect
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This article examines Ivan Vyrypaev’s debut feature film Euphoria (2006) from the perspectives of phenomenological approaches to film and affect theory. The essay situates Euphoria in the context of Vyrypaev’s aesthetics and the New Drama movement. It explores how the film interrogates cultural conventions and viewer expectations, dismantling our habitual notions of cinematic experience. Building on Laura Marks’s theory of haptic visuality and Jennifer Barker’s theorization of the film body, this essay investigates cinematic form, sound and camera work in Euphoria to argue that the film actively seeks to establish an affective and embodied relationship with the viewer.
Isakava, Volha. “The Euphoric Film: Ivan Vyrypaev’sEuphoria, Metacinema and Affect.” Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, vol. 12, no. 3, 2018, pp. 215–31. https://doi.org/10.1080/17503132.2018.1511262.
Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema
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