Between Transnational and Local in European Cinema: Regional Resemblances in Hungarian and Romanian Films

  • Andrea VirginásEmail author


In order to highlight recent directions in European film culture, this chapter examines the regional aspect of Eastern European cinema by focusing on two of its small- to medium-sized neighbouring industries, those of Hungary and Romania, while presenting a comparative analysis of one film from each of the industries. The Oscar-winning Hungarian Son of Saul (László Nemes 2015) and Romanian Berlin Bear-winning Aferim! (Radu Jude 2015) each gathered the largest domestic audience numbers of their respective nations in 2015, with small national characteristics, European arthouse allegiances and Hollywood influences at work simultaneously, suggesting a process based on a meso-level forging of apparently disparate features and creating a fertile ground of regional linkages and synchronicities.


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  1. 1.Sapientia Hungarian University of TransylvaniaCluj-NapocaRomania

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