The Greene-Solomon Letters

My article on the correspondence between Graham Greene and his Romanian translator Petre Solomon has just been published on the website of the Graham Greene Trust (and in the Trust’s quarterly newsletter): „Greene never returned to Romania after his 1962 visit, but he and Petre Solomon exchanged many letters in the course of the next […]

„Police, Adjective”: The Words and the Things

I have an article in the new issue of Close Up (a Film Studies Journal edited by UNATC). It’s on Police, Adjective and it considers Porumboiu’s film as an illustration of Peter Wollen’s influential 1969 adaptation of Charles Sanders Peirce’s trichotomy of signs – iconic, indexical and symbolic signs – to the field of film theory. Below is an excerpt. […]

A Pintilie Obituary

Here is my obituary of Lucian Pintilie, written for the journal Studies in Eastern European Cinema. (Unfortunately, it is not freely accessible in its entirety.)  

Making Sense of the NRC: Three Perspectives (excerpt)

A new issue of Close Up is out (a Film Studies journal edited by the National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest) and I have an article in it. The article provides a critical look at some of the academic literature produced in English, in the year 2017, on the subject of the New Romanian Cinema (or the Romanian […]

Two new books about the New Romanian Cinema

Monica Filimon, Cristi Puiu, University of Illinois Press, 2017; László Strausz, Hesitant Histories on the Romanian Screen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.   Monica Filimon’s Cristi Puiu is the first book in English about the film director and writer who did more than anyone else to redefine Romanian cinema in the 2000s. An assistant professor of English […]

The New Romanian Cinema in 10 sequence shots

  This is based on notes for a public talk given at Stanford University’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), where I am a Fulbright visiting scholar until the end of January 2018. The talk was given in November 2017 at the generous invitation of CREEES Faculty Director Pavle Levi (Associate Professor […]

Notes on Harun Farocki’s and Andrei Ujică’s „Videograms of a Revolution” (1992)

This is based on notes for a talk given at Stanford University, at the invitation of Assistant Professor Srdan Keca from the Department of Art & Art History, in his Archival cinema class, in October 2017. Background: Romania in the state socialist era (1947-1989) At the end of World War II, Romania – just like […]