Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Framing the Weird Body in Contemporary Greek Cinema: Dogtooth (2009), Attenberg (2010) and Alps (2011)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Cinema Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

New filmmaking practices within European art cinema are responding to current socio-political realities of the European crisis with new cinematic images of the human body. Particularly since 2009, a group of young directors from Greece has produced a number of independent films that feature grotesque characters embedded within plots of comic absurdity. Dogtooth (Lanthimos, 2009), Attenberg (Tsangaris, 2010) and Alps (Lanthimos, 2011) are by now the core of what has been coined outside Greece "The New Weird Cinema".

This thesis offers an aesthetic analysis of the films Dogtooth, Attenberg and Alps in the conceptualization of the weird body as a new image of the human body in contemporary arthouse cinema. It aims at introducing the weird body as a cinematic trope with which to address lived experience in the shadow of a contemporary societal crisis.  In order to sustain its political and aesthetic power, this study will bring Deleuze and Guattari's  theory of the body in dialogue with the phenomenological approaches of Vivian Sobchack and Laura U. Marks.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
National Category
Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-104894OAI: diva2:727330
Available from: 2014-12-10 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-12-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

By organisation
Department of Cinema Studies
Media Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 337 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link