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Featuring Post-National Spain: Film Essays

Andrés Zamora

Abstract

In the last quarter of the twentieth century a considerable number of Spanish films were involved in the task of essaying the nation, that is, of attempting to make it or make it over, of trying to reshape a national identity inexorably dictated by General Francisco Franco up to his death. The book explores four major issues in this regard: firstly, the filmic negotiations of the borders of the nation, focusing particularly on the debated and controversial development of Basque cinema vis-à-vis the films produced in the rest of Spain; secondly, the persistence of the old obsession with violenc ... More

Keywords: national identity, Spanish cinema, Francisco Franco, Basque cinema, border, violence, mother, travel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781383148
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383148.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrés Zamora, author
Vanderbilt University