Concentrating on films from the 1950s to the present day, the book explores religious films, musicals, 'art-house horror', science-fiction, social realism and fantasy. It includes reference to Erice's The Spirit of The Beehive, del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, Mañas's El Bola and the Marisol films. The book also draws on a century of filmmaking in Spain and intersects with recent revelations concerning the horrors of the Spanish past. The child is a potent motif for the loss of historical memory and for its recuperation through cinema.
This book is suitable for scholars and undergraduates working in the area of Spanish cinema, Spanish cultural studies, and cinema studies.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Sarah Wright is Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London
Table of Contents
Introduction: the child in Spanish cinema
1. Auratic encounters with the child of the cine religioso
2. Coming of age with Marisol
3. Memory and the child witness in 'art-house horror'
4. Angels and devils: embodiment and adolescence in recent Spanish films