Introduction / Rebecca Prime Transatlantic modes of production. Come back to Erin: themes of exile and return in the "O' Kalem" films / Peter Flynn Alexander Korda and Peter Lorre: Central European exile and the illusion of return / Catherine Portuges From blacklists to black films: the Hollywood radicals return home / Rebecca Prime Nostalgic visions, imagined homelands. Between longing and belonging: diasporic return in contemporary South Korean cinema / We Jung Yi Ages of Russian nostalgia: "Nostalgia", "Window to Paris", and "Brother 2" / Milla Federova Beyond return in Turkish diasporic cinema / Silvia Kratzer Exilic subjectivity and the politics of return. Staying home: Cuban exile film from within / Mariana Johnson Chilean exile cinema and its homecoming documentaries / Jose Miguel Palacios Burning straw men: the 1979 revolution and Bahman Farmanara's stubborn cosmopolitanism / Matthew Holtmeier Re-visioning the past. Returning to rubble: Fritz Kortner's "The last illusion" / Martina Moeller Healing journeys: return as therapy in "Walk on water" / Ido Ramati The roving gaze. Narratives of return in the films of Ousmane Sembene and Djibril Diop / Malini Guha Sleeping with strangers: queering home and identity in "I don't want to sleep alone" / Kai-man Chang A Moroccan homecoming: the fabulation of family and home in Izza Ginini's "Retrouver oulad moumen" / Stefanie Van de Peer Zero degrees of separation: post-exilic return in Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies" / Claudia Kotte Afterword / Dina Iordanova.
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.