Intermediality of the digital video image as détrompe l'oeil in three contemporary Polish fiction films

Authors: Laverdière, Gabriel
Abstract: This article examines how the digital video image is integrated in three contemporary Polish films (“Wesele”, “Egoisci” and “Sala samobójców”), creating an effect of unveilment which is analyzed through notions of intermediality and trompe l'oeil. Traditional narrative cinema consistently proposes forms of realism, and digital technologies in film tend to further this endeavour, although they are not restricted to special effects or animation. The three films chosen for this analysis use various semi- or non-professional cameras not as a trompe l'oeil but rather as a détrompe l'oeil which contributes to the critical stance these works offer regarding the social reality represented. The subject and treatment of these films are linked to a socio-economic and political situation marked by the transition from communism to capitalism.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 December 2015
Open Access Date: 2 May 2016
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: etum – eJournal for Theatre and Media, Vol. 2 (1), 39-51 (2015)
Etum UG
Alternative version: 10.13150/05131.56
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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