Roumiana Deltcheva's article, "Western Mediations in Reevaluating the Communist Past: A Comparative Analysis of Gothár's Time Stands Still and Andonov's Yesterday," offers a comparative analysis of two films, Peter Gothár's Time Stands Still and Ivan Andonov's Yesterday. Both films appeared in the 1980s, in Hungary and Bulgaria, respectively, and were highly acclaimed by the critics and the audience. Both films deal with the Communist past of these two countries. In her analysis, Deltcheva's adopts the perspective of "in-between peripherality," a particular manifestation of the post-colonial paradigm in its application to East Central and Central Europe. The two films use similar strategies to suggest the specific position that the countries belonging to the Soviet sphere of political influence possessed during the forty years of communist rule. Ironically, the films completed prior to the Changes of 1989 present a much more vivid representation of these processes than anything else that has since been produced in the region.
"Western Mediations in Reevaluating the Communist Past: A Comparative Analysis of Gothár's Time Stands Still and Andonov's Yesterday."
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