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Europe lost and found: Serbian cinema and EU integration

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The concern of this article is to explore the ways Serbian national cinema and filmmakers portray Europe and specifically how Serbian film has engaged with the politics of Europeanization and the question of EU integration. With regard to film as well as culture generally, the politics of Europeanization in Serbia has involved highlighting the cultural closeness of Europe as well as the recognition of Serbian as European cultural identity. In this article I focus on films made from the 1990s onwards, looking at the way filmmakers have often pre-empted political developments, which has seen a shift from a politics of nationalism to one of Europeanization.

Keywords: EU; EU integrations; Serbian cinema; cultural identity

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Arts, Belgrade.

Publication date: October 9, 2006

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