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Directory of World Cinema: Belgium
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ISBN 9781783200085
Paperback 320 pages
240 x 170 mm
Published October 2013
Imprint: Intellect
Books by Marcelline Block
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Culturally and linguistically divided between the Dutch-speaking Flanders and the francophone Brussels and Wallonia, Belgium is a contested site. Nevertheless, its filmic output merits serious attention, as it boasts the highest number of film-makers per capita. Directory of World Cinema: Belgium is the comprehensive guide it richly deserves.  
Featuring contributions from leading Belgian and international film scholars, the essays here examine the work and careers of the greatest names of Belgian cinema, from its pioneers to its modern age, while also investigating its intersections with Belgian art, history, literature and culture, as well as the legacies of social documentary, surrealism and magical realism.
Small but mighty, Belgium has for the last decade produced an average of forty feature films a year – an extraordinary accomplishment for a country of just ten million inhabitants – and has secured a place at the forefront of the international cinema scene. Directory of World Cinema: Belgium will find grateful readers in scholars, students, film aficionados and anyone interested in Belgian culture and identity.


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