New Mythological Figures In Spanish Cinema (1975-1995) : Dissident Bodies Under Franco

Author: Pietsie Feenstra
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: dissident, bodies, franco, cinema, spanish, mythological, figures, new
Number of Pages: 331
Published: 2011-08-15
ISBN-10: 9089643044
ISBN-13: 9789089643049

Book Description:

After General Francisco Franco died in 1975, Spanish cinema was bursting at the seams. Many film directors broke free from the ancient taboos which had reigned under Franco's dictatorship, introducing characters who transgressed the traditional borders of social, cultural, and sexual identities. The women, homosexuals, transsexuals, and delinquents who were considered lost, dissonant bodies under Franco's rule became the new protagonists of Spanish cinema. “Here is a ‘book of passion' on the metamorphoses of post-Francoist Spain as it catapulted into the contemporary world (1975–95). It is a book that questions the power of myths expressed through passionate bodies, in particular bodies who for too long were marginalized in traditional societies.” -Mich le Lagny, Universit de Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III


Related Books at ISBNlib

    Sorry,No related books at ISBNLib

Spread the word