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Contemporary Greek Film Cultures from 1990 to the Present

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Edited By Tonia Kazakopoulou and Mikela Fotiou

This collection of new writing on contemporary Greek cinema builds and expands on existing work in the field, providing a coherent analysis of films which, despite their international importance, have so far received limited critical attention. The volume maps key trends in Greek cinema since the 1990s within the wider context of production and consumption at both national and international levels. It offers a wide range of critical analyses of documentary and avant-garde filmmaking, art house and popular cinema, and the work of established and new directors as well as deliberations on teaching methodologies and marketing strategies. The book seeks to highlight the continuities, mutual influences and common contexts that inform, shape and inspire filmmaking in Greece today.

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TONIA KAZAKOPOULOU is a Teaching Fellow in Film and Television at the University of Reading, where she has completed her PhD in film. Her research interests include women’s cinema of small nations, particularly of Greece; contemporary European and world cinemas; and genre and gender in film and television. She has published on women screenwriters, women’s popular cinema and representations of motherhood in Greek cinema. She is the co-organizer of the international standing conference Contemporary Greek Film Cultures and is on the editorial board of Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies.

MIKELA FOTIOU holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include authorship, female representation and genre, especially film noir and horror film. She is the co-organizer of the international standing conference Contemporary Greek Film Cultures and is on the editorial board of Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies.

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