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Pedro AlmOdovar may have helped put queer Iberian cinema on the map, but there are also multitudes of other LGBTQ filmmakers from Catalonia, Portugal, Castile, Galicia, and the Basque Country who have made the Peninsula one of the world's most vital sources for queer film. Together, they have produced a cinema whose expressions of queer desire have challenged the region's conservative religious and family values, while intervening in vital debates about politics, history, and nation. Iberian Queer Cinema is a unique collection that offers in-depth analyses of fifteen different films, each by a different director, produced in the region over the past fifty years, from Narciso IbANez Serrador's La residencia (The House That Screamed, 1970) to JoAo Pedro Rodrigues' O ornitOlogo (The Ornithologist, 2016). Together, they show how queer Iberian cinema has responded to historical traumas ranging from the AIDS crisis to the repressive and homophobic Franco regime. Yet they also explore how these films gesture towards a more fluid understanding of sexuality, gender, and national identity. This book will thus give readers a new appreciation for both the cultural diversity of Iberia and the richness of its moving and thought-provoking queer cinema.
|Publication date:||30th November 2020|
|Author:||Ann Davies, Meredith Lyn Jeffers|
|Publisher:||Rutgers University Press|
|Categories:||Film theory & criticism, Gay & Lesbian studies, Films, cinema, Gender studies, gender groups, Social issues & processes,|
Andres Lema-Hincapie is an associate professor of Ibero-American literatures and cultures at the University of Colorado Denver. He has authored and co-edited numerous scholarly volumes, including Burning Darkness: A Half Century of Spanish Cinema and Despite All Adversities: Spanish-American Queer Cinema. Conxita Domnech is an associate professor of Iberian cultures and literatures at the University of Wyoming. She also serves as assistant managing editor of the scholarly journal Hispania. Her many books and co-edited collections include Letras hispAnicas en la gran pantalla: De la literatura al cine and Saberes con sabor: Culturas hispAnicas a travEs de la cocina, both with ...More About Ann Davies, Meredith Lyn Jeffers