Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781789381719 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
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Women in Iberian Filmic Culture

A Feminist Approach to Cinemas in Portugal and Spain

Edited by Elena Cordero Hoyo and Begoña Soto Vásquez

Women in Iberian Filmic Culture

Edited by Elena Cordero Hoyo and Begoña Soto Vásquez

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238 pages | 14 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781789381719 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Cloth $110.50 ISBN: 9781789381528 Published June 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Though cinema arrived in Spain and Portugal at the end of the nineteenth century, national and industrial problems as well as the dictatorships of Salazar and Caetano (in Portugal) and Franco (in Spain) meant Iberian cinemas were isolated from European cultural trends. The strict censorship in both countries limited the themes and artistic practices adopted. A specific cinematographic language, in many cases full of metaphors and symbolism, sought alternatives to the imposed official discourse and preconceived definitions of supposed national identities. By contrast, from the 1970s onwards, Spain and Portugal experienced a great change in their societies: the arrival of democracy widened not just the panorama of film production and criticism, but also opened the film industry to women participation in areas historically assigned to men.
 
Focusing on Portuguese and Spanish cinema, this collection brings together research about women and their status in relation to Iberian visual culture. The volume contributes to ongoing debates about the position of women in the cinemas of Portugal and Spain through a revision of feminist theory as well as new accounts of film history. It also aims to promote comparisons between Iberian cinemas and visual culture from different regions, a topic that is almost unexplored in academia, despite the similar histories of the two Iberian countries, particularly throughout the twentieth century.
Contents
Introduction: Women in Iberian cinemas, a singular tour in Spain and Portugal


Elena Cordero-Hoyo and Begoña Soto-Vázquez


 


Part 1: The presence of women in Iberian cinemas




Fiction as a Place of Power: The Presence of Female Directors Throughout the History of Portuguese Cinema.




Ana Catarina Pereira




The Invisible Women of Spanish Cinema.




Annette Scholz




Três dias sem Deus by Bárbara Virgínia, a Different Way of Representation.




Ricardo Vieira Lisboa


 


Part 2: Killing the muse: Women as creator




Gender Violence and Historical Memory in Margarida Cardoso and Isabel Coixet.




Estela Vieira




 ‘People Don’t Understand [the] World’: The Limits of Transnational Authorship in the Cinema of Isabel Coixet.




Katarzyna Paszkiewicz




Murmuring Colonial Ghosts in Margarida Cardoso’s Filmography.




Adriana Martins


 


Part 3: Beyond the author: Recognizing other cinematographic professions




Weaving a Cinematographic Culture and Writing about Film or How to Reconstruct the Subject of Women in Spanish Silent Cinema.




Begoña Soto-Vázquez




A Woman Censor during the Portuguese Dictatorship (1968–74).




Ana Bela Morais




Costume Designers in Portugal: A Trade Between Art and Technique Relegated to the Status of ‘a Woman’s Thing’.




Caterina Cucinotta


 


Part 4: Historical memory and the gendered archive




Paradigms – Women Filmmakers in 1970s Revolutionary Portugal – Delgado, Nordlund, Cordeiro and Serra.




Érica Faleiro Rodrigues




The Mother Awaits: Woman and Landscape in Galician Non-Fiction Cinema.




Mª Soliña Barreiro González




Exploring the Portuguese Memory through Appropriation Film: A toca do lobo (Mourão, 2015).




Elena Cordero-Hoyo


 


Notes on contributors
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