National and Beyond: The Globalisation of Finnish Cinema in the Films of Aki and Mika Kaurismaeki (New Studies in European Cinema) (Paperback) by Kaeaepae Pietari
The films of Aki and Mika Kaurismaeki are part of a globalising Finnish cinema challenging conventional parameters at every turn. This work examines the films that the Kaurismaekis produced individually and in collaboration between 1981 and 1995 - films which mobilise various methods to reflect criticise counteract and contribute to the globalisation of Finnish society in the era of late capitalist development. This work provides an in-depth analysis of these films exploring the aesthetic and narrative content of the films as well as their production and reception in Finland. The theoretical scope of the work situates the films not only in the field of transnational cinema but also that of 'post-national' cinema. This title is exploring the Kaurismaekis' films in a post-national framework points to new emergent understandings of both the fragility and the persistence of national culture and identity in a globalising world.