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Det ambivalenta moderskapet:: en analys av moderskapssymbolik i filmen Antichrist
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The ambivalent motherhood: : a film analysis of motherhood symbolism in Antichrist (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis highlights depicted motherhood in film. Antichrist is used as the primary object in my analysis, which is a film that has been vividly debated in the literature, beacuse of it's graphic content. To a large extent, this film has been discussed in relation to Lars von Triers intentions and previous works, but in this thesis the film and it's depicted motherhood is viewed through it's symbolic elements. These elements, when analysed in relation to film language and motherhood theory, point out the representation of an ambivalent nature of motherhood. The symbolic content in five different scenes, which is attributed to Her as a mother, is also found in other cultural and religious sources. I claim that this depicted ambigous motherhood is central to the films narrative. As a consequence, this thesis also unfolds the peripheral depicted fatherhood, an aspect in need of futher investigation.

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2019. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
Antichrist Motherhood Maternity Symbolism
Keywords [sv]
Antichrist Moderskap Symbolik
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Humanities and the Arts Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-85163DiVA, id: diva2:1323317
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Film Studies
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Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-11 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved

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