Urban Encounters: Stasis, Movement, Editing and Memory in Contemporary Cinema

Urban Encounters: Stasis, Movement, Editing and Memory in Contemporary Cinema

Author Mello, Cecilia Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This article employs a comparative approach to connect cities and cinemas by discussing the presence of the urban space in the films Foreign Land (Terra Estrangeira, Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, 1995), Head-On (Gegen die Wand, Fatih Akin, 2004), Import Export (Ulrich Seidl, 2007) and What Time Is It There? (Ni Neibian Jidian, Tsai Ming-liang, 2001). Shot mainly on location, these films are structured upon a movement between two cities, located in two different countries, and tackle questions of time and space and the fabrication of memory. A focus on their interconnectedness enables me to turn away from usual centre-periphery schemes and propose a new, and more complex, geography for recent and contemporary cinema.
Keywords Cinema
Urban Spaces
Movement
Memory.
Language English
Date 2013-12-01
Published in Ilha do Desterro. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, n. 65, p. 107-135, 2013.
ISSN 2175-8026 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Extent 107-135
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2013n65p107
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S2175-80262013000200107 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8071

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