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Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century -

Irish Cinema in the Twenty-First Century



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An accessible, comprehensive overview of contemporary Irish cinema, this book is intended for use as a third-level textbook and is designed to appeal to academics in the areas of film studies and Irish studies. Responding to changes in the Irish production environment, it includes chapters on new Irish genres such as creative documentary, animation and horror. It discusses shifting representations of the countryside and the city, always with a strong concern for gender representations, and looks at how Irish historical events, from the Civil War to the Troubles, and the treatment of the traumatic narrative of clerical sexual abuse have been portrayed in recent films. It covers works by established auteurs such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, as well as new arrivals, including the Academy Award-winning Lenny Abrahamson. -- .

Product code: 9781526124449

ISBN 9781526124449
Publisher Manchester University Press
No. Of Pages 248
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
This book provides an accessible, comprehensive discussion of how a small national cinema can remain relevant in the wider environment of globalisation. It includes chapters on the creative documentary, animation and the horror film, as well as Irish history on screen and the depiction of the countryside and the city. -- .