ICSM Contemporary European Cinema

ICSM Contemporary European Cinema

Euro Revolution in Kiev Sunday 1st of December 2013 (detail) by Ivan Bandura is licensed under CC by-SA 2.0)

Fall 2017 Films for Research Assignment

• Leviathan = Leviafan by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2014 
• Son of Saul = Saul fia by Lászlo Nemes, Hungary, 2015 
• Barbara by Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012
• The Other Side of Hope = Toivon tuolla puolen by Aki Kaurismaki, 2017
• Girlhood = Bande de filles by Céline Sciamma, 2014 
• I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach, UK, 2016
• Chevalier by Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 2015 
• Maidan by Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine, 2014 

Finding Books

There are several ways to find books in our collection.
Select the catalog feature in Argos to limit to books in our collection, or  enter a 
Please keep in mind that the films assigned in this class are fairly recent, and since books take years to write, the likelihood that a book focusing exclusively on the films you have chosen is pretty slim. If you've chosen a very recent film, released in the last year or so, your best bet is to search for books about the directors, the motion picture industry in that country, or the general subject matter. Toward this end, here are a few subject headings in our online catalog that will help you locate books that might have a chapter on a particular director, or a some background on the issues dealt with in the films. 

General Books 

Leviathan = Leviafan  (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2014)
Son of Saul by Laszlo Nemes, Hungary, 2015

Girlhood (Bande de filles) by Céline Sciamma, 2014
  Motion pictures France 
  Social conflict France Religious aspects 

Related themes
Assimilation (Sociology) 
Culture conflict France 
Identity politics France 
Immigrants -- France -- Cultural assimilation 
Marginality, Social -- France 
Marginality, Social -- France 
Teenage girls in motion pictures 

I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach, 2016
  Marginality, Social--Great Britain 
  Motion pictures Great Britain 
  Poor--Great Britain 
  Poverty--Psychology--Great Britain 
  Social classes in motion pictures 
  Social classes--Great Britain 

Related Topics:
Group identity-- Great Britain
Group identity -- Europe
Motion pictures and music.
Nationalism in motion pictures
Popular music in motion pictures.

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Finding Journal Articles

When searching in Argos, look at the breakdown of articles along the left-hand side of your search results:
Beta subdivides your results into different facets:
Peer reviewed Journals (aka scholarly). If you're wondering what constitutes a scholarly article, here is a guide that breaks periodicals into Scholarly, Trade or Popular works.
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