Ana María Sánchez-Arce
Search for other papers by Ana María Sánchez-Arce in
Current site
Google Scholar
The early films
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón and Laberinto de pasiones
in The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter explores how Almodóvar’s early underground films were seen as examples of an emerging modern Spain after the dictatorship and highlights how these can be seen as rehearsals of what later would become recognisable traits in Almodóvar’s style. These films jolt viewers out of the illusion of reality. At the same time, they have been interpreted through realist lenses to study the Transition and the Madrid movida. This chapter analyses how the film’s metacinematic aspects undermine these analyses. Furthermore, it offers a reassessment of la movida as not apolitical as commonly thought but as politics by the back door.

  • Collapse
  • Expand
  • Top


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 13 13 7
Full Text Views 4 4 0
PDF Downloads 7 7 0