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Inverse Understanding of the Mother Prototype in Cinematography of the Second Half of the 20th Century. P. 123–128

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Section: Culturology




Shlykova Svetlana Petrovna
Postgraduate Student, Saratov State Conservatoire (Saratov, Russia)


The paper deals with the phenomenon of transgression in cinematography of the 20th and early
21st centuries. Transgression is understood as going beyond the standard interpretations of stable
dominants in classical art (the mother prototype in this case) when their meaning and content are
often transformed out of all recognition. On the example of two films conveying opposite images of
motherhood, the author studied the specific trait of transgression in cinematography when a certain limit,
thought of as a rigid taboo in a particular culture, is deliberately crossed. The study of transgression,
not only from the standpoint of art analysis, but also in a broader, sociocultural aspect, allows us to
deepen the understanding of the essence and specific character of modern art and its social role. The
paper identifies the direction of the study of modern cinema, outlining the strategies and subject areas
of transgressive art.


transgression, mother prototype, cinematography
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