Art Cinema and Neoliberalism: (Global Cinema 1st ed. 2020)
Alex Lykidis (Author)
Art Cinema and Neoliberalism surveys cinematic responses to neoliberalism across four continents. One of the first in-depth studies of its kind, this book provides an imaginative reassessment of art cinema in the new millennium by showing how the exigencies of contemporary capitalism are exerting pressure on art cinema conventions. Through a careful examination of neoliberal thought and practice, the book explores the wide-ranging effects of neoliberalism on various sectors of society and on the evolution of film language. Alex Lykidis evaluates the relevance of art cinema style to explanations of the neoliberal order and uses a case study approach to analyze the films of acclaimed directors such as Asghar Farhadi, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Lucrecia Martel in relation to the social, political, and cultural characteristics of neoliberalism. By connecting the aesthetics of art cinema to current social antagonisms, Lykidis positions class as a central concern in our understanding of the polarized dynamics of late capitalism and the escalating provocations of today's film auteurs. 19 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 264 p. 19 illus.
About the Author
Alex Lykidis is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the English Department at Montclair State University, USA.
- Contributor: Alex Lykidis
- Imprint: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
- ISBN13: 9783030610050
- Number of Pages: 264
- Packaged Dimensions: 148x210mm
- Packaged Weight: 488
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
- Release Date: 2021-03-19
- Series: Global Cinema
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Alex Lykidis is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the English Department at Montclair State University, USA.