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Sino-brazilian cinematic connections


Sino-Brazilian film
Gangster film
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BRICS cinema
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Laukkanen, T.-I. . (2018). Sino-brazilian cinematic connections: Yu Lik-wai’s plastic city. Ideias, 9(2), 161–186.


This article positions Lik-wai’s 2008 Sino-Brazilian film Plastic City as a precursor of BRICS cinema and, through a close textual analysis demonstrates how it critically engages Sino-Brazilian relations, flows of capital, commodities, immigration and culture, as well as environmental issues in a matrix of globalization from an emerging economy perspective. Plastic City is intertextually linked to Chinese, Brazilian and world cinema, illuminating its connections to past and present film movements and how it mobilizes their poetics and politics.


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