Charlotte Kavanagh's beloved grandma Katarina Sanchez is gravely ill, so when she begs Charlotte to travel to her homeland in Andalucía to uncover the truth behind a mysterious painting, Charlotte agrees.
Author: Alli Sinclair
Category: Australian fiction
Charlotte Kavanagh's beloved grandma Katarina Sanchez is gravely ill, so when she begs Charlotte to travel to her homeland in Andaluc�a to uncover the truth behind a mysterious painting, Charlotte agrees. Taking leave from her soul-destroying job and stalled life in Australia, Charlotte embarks on a quest through Granada's ancient cobble-stoned streets and vibrant neighbourhoods. There she meets Mateo Vives, a flamenco guitarist with a dark past, and through him she quickly becomes entangled in the world of flamenco and gypsies that ignites a passion she had thought lost. But the mystery surrounding the painting deepens, reaching back in time to the war-torn Spain of the 1940s and Charlotte discovers her grandmother's connection to the Spanish underground. Who is her grandmother, really? What is Mateo's connection to her family history? And why is finding answers to a family mystery turning into a journey of self-discovery for Charlotte? Weighed down by secrets, betrayals and shattered relationships, Charlotte finds herself questioning the true meaning of heritage, family and love.
In Morirás en Chafarinas ( You'll Die in Xafarinas ) ( Pedro Olea , 1995 ) the association is with the politics of military service and , implicitly , of Spain's presence in its North African provinces ; in Cuba ...
Author: Christopher Perriam
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Performing Arts
A study of the careers of Spanish film actors Imanol Arias, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Carmelo Gómez, Jordi Mollà, and Jorge Sanz who all had their first big success in major films of the post-Franco period. A further four younger actors, Eduardo Noriega, Fele Martínez, Liberto Rabal, and Juan Diego Botto are also covered, but less extensively.
Factions were openly at work stirring up the people; and of these, one clamored for a system of home government under Spanish guidance, while the other would have none of it, and openly advocated a free Cuba – Cuba for its native people ...
It By 1932 , Paramount and MGM began shutting down is tempting to speculate on the reasons behind the disaptheir Spanish - language operations and the majority of pearance of Spanish performers from US screens in an era actors returned ...
Author: Alastair Phillips
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A comprehensive guide to European actors in American film, this book brings together 15 chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals. It includes case studies of prominent individuals and phenomena associated with the emigres, such as the stereotyping of European actresses in 'bad women' roles, and the irony of Jewish actors playing Nazis.
Dietrich, or James Stewart spoke in Spanish, why would audiences go to see minor Spanish stars in insignificant Spanish films? Setting the stage for cultural habits and practices that continue to the present day, Spanish actors would ...
Author: Jo Labanyi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
A Companion to Spanish Cinema is a bold collection of newly commissioned essays written by top international scholars that thoroughly interrogates Spanish cinema from a variety of thematic, theoretical and historic perspectives. Presents an insightful and provocative collection of newly commissioned essays and original research by top international scholars from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and geographical perspectives Offers a systematic historical, thematic, and theoretical approach to Spanish cinema, unique in the field Combines a thorough and insightful study of a wide spectrum of topics and issues with in–depth textual analysis of specific films Explores Spanish cinema s cultural, artistic, industrial, theoretical and commercial contexts pre– and post–1975 and the notion of a national cinema Canonical directors and stars are examined alongside understudied directors, screenwriters, editors, and secondary actors Presents original research on image and sound; genre; non–fiction film; institutions, audiences and industry; and relations to other media, as well as a theoretically–driven section designed to stimulate innovative research
The acts carried out by this abandoned daughter allow us to make a reading of a ground-breaking myth about a woman who works, about a mother who is a star. The reception in Spain On its opening weekend, the film sold the most tickets ...
Author: Pietsie Feenstra
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Performing Arts
In the 1970s, especially after Franco's death in 1975, Spanish cinema was bursting at the seams. Numerous film directors broke free from the ancient taboos which had reigned under the dictatorship. They introduced characters who, through their bodies, transgress the traditional borders of social, cultural and sexual identities. Post- Franco cinema exhibits women, homosexuals, transsexuals, and delinquents in new and challenging ways.Under Franco rule, all of these dissident bodies were 'lost'. Here, they reflect new mythological figures, inhabiting an idealised body form (a prototypical body).
Of course, in the #MeToo era, the red carpet is also relevant for reasons beyond the flashy (and profitable) spectacle that ... Far from mythical figures with a coveted lifestyle, actors in Spain have traditionally been undervalued and ...
Author: Jorge Pérez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Performing Arts
Costume design is a crucial, but frequently overlooked, aspect of film that fosters an appreciation of the diverse ways in which film and fashion enrich each other. These influential industries offer representations of ideas, values, and beliefs that shape and construct cultural identities. In Fashioning Spanish Cinema, Jorge Pérez analyses the use of clothing and fashion as costumes within Spanish cinema, paying particular attention to the significance of those costumes in relation to the visual styles and the narratives of the films. The author examines the links between costume analysis and other fields and theoretical frameworks such as fashion studies, the history of dress, celebrity studies, and gender and feminist studies. Fashioning Spanish Cinema looks at instances in which costumes are essential to shaping the public image of stars, such as Conchita Montenegro, Sara Montiel, Victoria Abril, and Penélope Cruz. Focusing on examples in which costumes have discursive autonomy, it explores how costumes engage with broader issues of identity and, relatedly, how costumes impact everyday practices and fashion trends beyond cinema. Drawing on case studies from multiple periods, films by contemporary directors and genres, and red-carpet events such as the Oscars and Goya Awards, Fashioning Spanish Cinema contributes a pivotal Spanish perspective to expanding interdisciplinary work on the intersections between film and fashion.
As he states, “it is not the mere fact of the locking in of these stars and their roles to widespread social and imagined paradigms... that concerns me so much as the details of the fit, and more importantly, the approximations and ...
Author: Mary T. Hartson
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
This book explores representations of masculinity in Spanish film from the early Franco dictatorship through the present. It describes the rise of consumerism in Spain and, through an analysis of over 60 films, and shows how the hegemonic masculine models presented reflect and promote particular social, political, and economic exigencies.
8 Del Toro is Mexican but El laberinto del fauno was a Spanish/Mexican co-production filmed in Spain with Spanish actors, thereby complicating traditional views of national cinemas defined by the nationality of the director.
Author: Sarah Wright
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Performing Arts
In this, the first full-length treatment of the child in Spanish cinema, Sarah Wright explores the ways that the cinematic child comes to represent ‘prosthetic memory’. The central theme of the child and the monster is used to examine the relationship of the self to the past, and to cinema. 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 areas of Spanish cinema, Spanish cultural studies and cinema studies.
Roger Michell's film Venus (U.K., 2006) stars a septuagenarian Peter O'Toole as an elderly actor who falls in love with a troubled young woman more than a half-century his junior. The drama, which won O'Toole an Oscar nomination for ...
Author: Matthew J. Marr
The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Filmexamines the onscreen construction of adolescent, elderly, and disabled subjects in Spanish cinema from 1992 to the present. Applying a dual lens of film analysis and theory drawn from the allied fields of youth, age, and disability studies, this study is set both within and against a conversation on cultural diversity—with respect to gender, sexual, and ethnic identity—which has driven not only much of the past decade’s most visible and fruitful scholarship on representation in Spanish film, but also the broader parameters of discourse on post-Transition Spain in the humanities. Presenting an engaging, and heretofore under-explored, interdisciplinary approach to images of multiculturalism in what has emerged as one of recent Spain’s most vibrant areas of cultural production, this book brings a fresh, while still complementary, critical sensibility to the field of contemporary Peninsular film studies through its detailed discussion of six contemporary films (by Salvador García Ruiz, Achero Mañas, Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi, Marcos Carnevale, Alejandro Amenábar, and Pedro Almodóvar) and supporting reference to the production of other prominent and emerging filmmakers.