Cinepaternity: fathers and sons in Soviet and post-Soviet by Helena Goscilo, Yana Hashamova

By Helena Goscilo, Yana Hashamova

This wide-ranging assortment investigates the father/son dynamic in post-Stalinist Soviet cinema and its Russian successor. individuals research complicated styles of id, disavowal, and displacement in movies via such diversified administrators as Khutsiev, Motyl', Tarkovsky, Balabanov, Sokurov, Todorovskii, Mashkov, and Bekmambetov. numerous chapters specialize in the problems of satisfying the paternal functionality, whereas others convey how vertical and horizontal male bonds are again and again strained by way of the strain of redefining an embattled masculinity in a moving political panorama.

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21. Curiously, recent scholarship has posited resentment at the father’s abandonment of the family for another woman as the motivation for Pavlik Morozov’s betrayal of his biological father. : Transaction, 1997). 22. The concept of the ruler as divinely ordained was widespread in Europe, as attested by the expression “the divine right of kings,” which reflected the religious and political doctrine of political absolutism, whereby the monarch’s legitimacy and authority derived from God’s will. 23.

Thaw cinema, according to its makers, restored the ideal values associated with the name of the lost father. 29 30 · T h aw, S tag nat io n , P e r e s t roi k a Ideologically these father figures often evoked the image of Lenin either in their name (for instance, Ul’ian in Ispytatel’nyi srok [The Probationary Period, Gerasimov 1960]) or in their biographical experience (such as the fateful encounter of the narrator’s father with Lenin in Kommunist [Communist, Raizman 1957]). Lack of the father and the quest for the ideal associated with his name are a recurring motif in Thaw films.

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