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Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s

Mirna Šolić ; University of Glasgow, UK

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APA 6th Edition
Šolić, M. (2020). Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s. Sic, (2- Year 10), 0-0. https://doi.org/10.15291/SIC/2.10.LC.5
MLA 8th Edition
Šolić, Mirna. "Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s." Sic, vol. , br. 2- Year 10, 2020, str. 0-0. https://doi.org/10.15291/SIC/2.10.LC.5. Citirano 08.07.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šolić, Mirna. "Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s." Sic , br. 2- Year 10 (2020): 0-0. https://doi.org/10.15291/SIC/2.10.LC.5
Harvard
Šolić, M. (2020). 'Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s', Sic, (2- Year 10), str. 0-0. https://doi.org/10.15291/SIC/2.10.LC.5
Vancouver
Šolić M. Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s. Sic [Internet]. 2020 [pristupljeno 08.07.2020.];(2- Year 10):0-0. https://doi.org/10.15291/SIC/2.10.LC.5
IEEE
M. Šolić, "Traveling Through and Traveling Within: Cinematic Constructions of Imaginative Geography of Croatia in the Films of the 2000s", Sic, vol., br. 2- Year 10, str. 0-0, 2020. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.15291/SIC/2.10.LC.5

Sažetak
In this paper, I examine representations of Croatian identity in contemporary Croatian film through their links with the theme of travel. In particular, I look at practices of displacement as a specific element of travel writing, which “emerge as constitutive of cultural meanings rather than as their simple transfer of extension (Clifford 3; emphasis in the original). I argue that, following the emergence of physical borders after the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Croatianness may be defined through the encounters with different types of travelers within the “complex and pervasive spectrum of human experiences” (Clifford 3). Their presence highlights not only “the discovery of places but also … their creation” (Bishop 143), demonstrates that the imaginative geography of the country becomes “less a matter of physical geography than a qualitative assessment” (Bracewell and Drace-Francis 343), and turns its territory into a field for articulation of “different imaginative practices of foreignness” (Chard 9). In the paper, I explore this issue by looking at selected Croatian films of the first two decades of the 2000s and divide them roughly into films featuring cinematic representations of external border crossings and those featuring allegorical travels within the country. What they have in common is engagement with the exploration of the country’s newly created identity, its position within the wider identity of Europe, and the country’s relationship with its own past. Films representative of the first group, such as Branko Schmidt’s The Melon Route (Put Lubenica, 2006) or Ognjen Sviličić’s Armin (2007) examine imaginary transitions between the mythical East and the mythologized West by featuring various displaced characters, from former Yugoslav neighbors to illegal migrants, crossing into Croatia in search of the route to better life. Concurrently, travels within the Croatian territory, such as a search of what seems to be imagined medieval identity in Igor Bezinović’s A Brief Excursion (Kratki izlet, 2017), critically investigate mythologizing approaches to the national identity by delving into its past.

Ključne riječi
Croatian cinema, travel writing, imaginative geography, migration on screen, borders on screen, space on film

Hrčak ID: 237606

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/237606

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