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Как социално ангажираното кино се „превърна“ в арткино
How Socially Engaged Cinema “Turned Into” Art Cinema

Author(s): Hristo Simeonov
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Psychology, Visual Arts, Sociology, Individual Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Social development, Sociology of Culture, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Sociology of Art
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: socially engaged cinema; artcinema; audience; culture; movies

Summary/Abstract: The contemporary situation of mass cinema consumption and the development of popular film critic imposed a dilution of some of the classical concepts such as socially engaged cinema and art cinema. If a film tells a social story and is shot in a naturalistic way, with main characters that come from the poor stratum, featuring non-professional or infamous actors – there is a big chance for this film to be defined as “art cinema” or as a replica of the films of the Dardenne brothers, who are now among the most noticeable socially engaged directors. Pop culture characterizes each film, that hasn’t been created for commercial purpose, as an “art film”. This widespread distinction automatically splits the audience, according to its primal preferences and takes away its chance for a new and different experience. Both of the sides keep a distance from each other, but in the end the lost is for the films themselves, stuck into the frames of the vague “art film” concept – that’s how they are deprived from audience that wouldn’t identity with this concept.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 80-85
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian