STOCKHOLM SYNDROME IN RUSSIAN SCHOOL: «UCHILKA» BY ALEXEY PETRUKHIN (2015)
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Abstract: The article is devoted to the analysis of the image of the teacher in contemporary Russian cinema. There is a crisis in art criticism methodology. The author makes a revision of traditional methods of the analysis of social themes in art. As a productive resource for analysis the article offers a «Stockholm syndrome» metaphor taken from the social psychology — for the interpretation of the destructive states in the films of so-called «school loop». The analysis is carried out on the material of the movie «Uchilka» (2015). Story conflict is based on the circumstances when a history teacher and the class find themselves in a situation of terrorists and hostages in a confined and isolated space. The peculiarity of the situation is that the roles of the terrorist and the hostage constantly shift from one participant to another, and finally for outside observers the mere presence of such conflict is unproven. The behavior of all participants of the event, the dynamics of patterns of relationships, social roles are described from the point of view of narrative sequence links. The analysis revealed gaps between the author's position, which resulted in the end with the relief, and objective artistic logic of the film.
Key words: RUSSIAN CINEMA, THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, «SCHOOL THEME» IN ART, FILM CRITICISM
Kruglova, T. A. Stockholm Syndrome in Russian School: «Uchilka» by Alexey Petrukhin (2015) / T. A. Kruglova . In Philological Class. 2016. №1 (43). P. 102-107. DOI 10.26710/fk16-01-16 .