Ocaña. Retrat intermitent/Ocaña. An Intermittent Portrait (Ventura Pons, 1977)
The Mediterranean movida and the passing away of Francoist Barcelona
in Spanish cinema 1973–2010
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Ocana. Retrat Intermitent/Ocana. An Intermittent Portrait, directed by Catalan filmmaker Ventura Pons in 1977, that is, at the height of the Barcelona movida sometimes referred to as the l.libertari, is highly representative of the impulse for renewal in Transition cinema and the attempt to document the new social reality. This chapter provides contexts and frameworks for the understanding of the film both in historical terms and in the way it engages with issues later developed by gender studies. In the 1970s, certain nineteenth-century mythologies of the Mediterranean as the locus of sensuality were very prominent in Catalan cultures. From the beginning of the film, José Ocaña questions why people wear clothes at all and it seems as if his 'stripteases' are designed to provoke. Ending on this note, Pons is underlining the most controversial aspect of his character and confirming a libertarian point of view for the film.

Spanish cinema 1973–2010

Auteurism, politics, landscape and memory

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