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What’s Eating the Romanian “New Wave”?

Doru POP


Without trying to identify a sub-genre in the Romanian contemporary cinema and without searching for the so called “cooking films”, this paper is analyzing the usage of food and eating in the “new wave” films of the Romanian cinema. Treating food and food consumption as a social practice and using the concept of food semiotics, the author presents some of the most important usages of eating in the contemporary Romanian cinema.

Keywords: Romanian cinema, food, eating, taste, sensation, spectator, synesthesia