Contemporary Romanian Cinema (4827 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Maria Ioniță (Ryerson University)
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Context and Precursors

The most conspicuous characteristics of Romanian cinema before 2000 have been a lack of direction and a frequent stylistic dullness. Film had a rocky start in Romania, where a largely disinterested public and an even more disinterested state, which didn’t start supporting and financing the film industry until the 1930s, resulted in a tiny infrastructure, and limited production means and technical training. After 1945, the Communist regime developed the infrastructure considerably, but the production was strongly subordinated to the enforcement of ideological orthodoxy through propaganda. Thus, it is not difficult to observe that Romanian cinema has not exactly produced any distinct school or current …

Citation: Ioniță, Maria. "Contemporary Romanian Cinema". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 January 2016 [, accessed 18 May 2022.]

19440 Contemporary Romanian Cinema 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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