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Time and Space in Contemporary Greek-Cypriot Cinema

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Lisa Socrates

Why does the 1974 war in Cyprus remain so dominant in Greek-Cypriot cinema? How has this event shaped the imagination of contemporary filmmakers, and how might one define the new national cinema that has emerged as a result? This book explores such questions by analysing a range of Greek-Cypriot films that have hitherto received little or no critical discussion.
The book adopts a predominantly conceptual approach, situating contemporary Greek-Cypriot cinema within a specific cultural and national context. Drawing on the work of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and particularly his theories of time and space, the author explores ways in which Greek-Cypriot directors invent new forms of imagery as a way of dealing with the crisis of history, the burden of memory and the dislocation of the island’s abandoned spaces.
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Chapter 2: Conceptualizing Greek-Cypriot Cinema

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CHAPTER 2

Conceptualizing Greek-Cypriot Cinema

History is inseparable from the earth [terre], struggle is underground [sous terre], and, if we want to grasp an event, we must not show, we must not pass along the event, but plunge into it, go through all the geological layers that are its internal history.1

— GILLES DELEUZE

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