Notes Toward a Neo-Medieval Aesthetic

Hereby coining one of my favorite micro-genres, which I previously (incorrectly?) dubbed "Neo-Baroque", although I think in some of these cases "Neo-Elizabethan" would technically be just as, if not more, accurate.

Very helpful reference source: The Long Path Back: Medievalism and Film by Adrian Martin.

Key passage:

"For much progressive cinema since the 1970s, such exploration of the blatantly intermedial – darting between and complicating the perceived poles of the theatrical-artificial and the cinematic-real – begins with Éric Rohmer’s remarkable adaptation of Chrétien de Troyes in Perceval le gallois (1979) – but an equally potent starting point, less known outside its country of origin at the time, could have been provided by Manoel de Oliveria’s work in that period, such…

  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Ashik Kerib
  • Atarrabi & Mikelats
  • The Baby of Mâcon
  • Bérénice
  • Blanche
  • Book of Days
  • The Cannibals
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Canticle of All Creatures
  • Caravaggio
  • Chimes at Midnight
  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  • The Color of Pomegranates
  • The Dark Room
  • The Decameron
  • Doomed Love
  • The Draughtsman's Contract
  • Edward II
  • Goltzius & the Pelican Company
  • The Hours: A Square Film
  • The Hunchback
  • The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting
  • Francisca
  • The Jester
  • Lancelot of the Lake
  • Topos
  • The Legend of Suram Fortress
  • The Living World
  • Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King
  • Marketa Lazarová
  • Merlín
  • The Mill and the Cross
  • Mozart in Love
  • Nightwatching
  • No, or the Vain Glory of Command
  • Orlando
  • Parsifal
  • Perceval
  • The Bridge of Arts
  • The Portuguese Nun
  • The Portuguese Woman
  • The Romance of Astrea and Celadon
  • La Sapienza
  • Salome's Last Dance
  • The Satin Slipper
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Silvestre
  • The Son of Joseph
  • Therese
  • Thief or Reality
  • Toutes les nuits
  • The Valley of the Bees
  • A Walk with Love and Death
  • A Woman's Revenge