Of Monsters and Men: Horror Film in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia
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This article looks at recent horror films from Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia through the notion of “cultural translation.” It argues that these films both mimic Hollywood horror tropes and subvert genre formula via engagement of local history and memory. Horror films, therefore, represent both the cinematic and cultural concerns of their times, reflecting the changing globalized realities of cinema as a medium, and the social and political dilemmas their viewers face beyond the movie theatre. The results are hybrid texts that engage the viewer in the polyphony of intertextual, global, and local connections.
Isakava, Volha. “Of Monsters and Men: Horror Film in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia.” Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol. 56, no. 1–2, 2014, pp. 101–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/00085006.2014.11092757.
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