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Stop motion masculinity

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Since the mid-2000s Romanian cinema has, on all levels, been gripped by a new wave characterized by austerity, unflinching realism and a bleak, deeply metaphoric mise-en-scène. This is a style that is both prevalent in and enhanced by the exhibition of masculinity in crisis as shown in The Cage.

Keywords: agency; change; crisis; masculinity; movement; stasis

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Swansea University

Publication date: 2012-08-09

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