Journals Higher Education

$105.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 August 2017

232 Pages | 40 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474400107


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Aesthetics, Ethics and Trauma in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

Julián Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla

Published by Edinburgh University Press

One of Spain's most celebrated directors, Pedro Almodóvar has won international recognition for his dark comedy-dramas like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother and Volver. Conventionally seen as an 'apolitical' or 'ahistorical' body of work, this innovative book instead reconceptualises Almodóvar's films as theoretical and political resources, and examines a neglected aspect of his cinema: its engagement with the traumatic past, with subjective and collective memory, and with the ethical and political meanings that result from this engagement.

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