The Holy Fool in European Cinema

The Holy Fool in European Cinema

by Alina G. Birzache

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317310624
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/05/2016
Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 220
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Alina G. Birzache was an assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Bucharest before she moved to the United Kingdom where she obtained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She has interests in religious representations in art, literature and film and has published on these topics.

Table of Contents

Introduction.  1. The Pauline Holy Fool and Its Successors.  2. Speaking Truth to Power: The Holy Fool in Soviet and Russian Cinema.  3. Holy Fools in the Films of Andrei Tarkovsky.  4. The Suffering Fool in French Cinema.  5. The Bressonian Holy Fool. 6. The Fool’s Challenge to Reason in Danish Cinema.  7. Idiocy as Technique: The Dogme 95 Movement. Conclusion.

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