Urban encounters: Stasis, movement, editing and memory in contemporary cinema

Cecília Mello
2013 Ilha do Desterro  
This article employs a comparative approach to connect cities and cinemas by discussing the presence of the urban space in the films Foreign Land (Terra Estrangeira, Walter salles and daniela Thomas, 1995), Head-On (Gegen die Wand, Fatih akin, 2004), Import Export (Ulrich seidl, 2007) and What Time Is It There? (Ni Neibian Jidian, tsai Ming-liang, 2001). shot mainly on location, these films are structured upon a movement between two cities, located in two different countries, and tackle
more » ... and tackle questions of time and space and the fabrication of memory. a focus on their interconnectedness enables me to turn away from usual centre-periphery schemes and propose a new, and more complex, geography for recent and contemporary cinema.
doi:10.5007/2175-8026.2013n65p107 fatcat:vf2qztrtnzgx5fnjpp7ezg37zu