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in shaping the self-identities of a nation. The present study demonstrates the function of cinema to embody the conflicting perceptions of society and nation held by the Korean people who live under the two different political and economic systems. Under the observable differences between South and North Korean films, however, my analysis also uncovers the sustaining power of cultural homogeneity among the Korean people, which has not been

in Contemporary Korean cinema

, the film seeks to appeal to our emotions. As I will show, the affective structure of Miró’s film is a particularly revealing framework for exploring the ways in which female citizenship and identity were renegotiated during the transition. Although the Spanish Constitution recognised women as ‘equal’ citizens, women were still not socially and

in Hispanic and Lusophone women filmmakers

, childcare, education and health grew, it is not surprising that amateurs focused on such accessible subject matter. 16 Carefree play and idealised family life offered reassurance and affirmed a family’s sense of identity, at least to the filmmaker. Films also expressed family experiences that were beginning to be qualitatively different in many homes from either wartime years or the 1930s, once rationing

in Amateur film

’ affiliations or geographical identities. Even so, these long shots show slogans that denote a distinctive phase in both the membership and direction of the movement in the early 1960s when its avowedly single-issue focus was fracturing over concerns about class, socialism, unilateralism and notions of Britain as a still powerful world player. Despite the metaphorical significance of the ‘Lost Children’ sign, the cutaway shot to an

in Amateur film
Contested borders and blurred boundaries in On the Black Hill

, when represented in films located in the rural milieu, operates as an embodiment of the nation, as national identities are often largely defined by landscapes.6 As I will demonstrate, in On the Black Hill the iconography of the land and of the rural way of life has very strong ties to ‘the national’ in a Welsh context. But, although it alludes to ideas about the Welsh landscape, the main concern of On the Black Hill is engaging imaginatively with ideas of the border, to the extent that the film is fuelled by the tension between visions of cartographic and material

in British rural landscapes on film
Imperio Argentina and Penélope Cruz as Nazi Germany’s exotic Other

the diegetic audience when singing along with Carmen in the chorus, and celebrating for itself the love of darkness. The German version, however, fosters a distancing through not only the reproduction of a stereotypical Andalusia that highlights its difference from Germany (including a need to resort to Spanish loan words such as torero ) but also, and more particularly, an emphasis on Spanish identity as performance, and

in Screening songs in Hispanic and Lusophone cinema

Who is responsible for the national division of Korea? This is the central question for contemporary Koreans in defining their identity as a nation. Contemporary Koreans have a strong sense of nationhood since the peninsula had been ruled by a single polity since being unified in 668 by Shilla, one of the three ancient Korean kingdoms. 1 Moreover, the boundaries of this single polity coincided with

in Contemporary Korean cinema
London River and Des hommes et des dieux

order to better understand the more complex and uneven rhizomorphic structure within which individual and collective diasporic identities, histories and cultures are formed and continue to evolve. (2010: 4) The unanchored language is polycentric; it can serve a range of purposes in a multitude of geocultural spheres and is freed from historically hierarchical power dynamics. London River reveals MUP_King_Printer.indd 157 22/06/2017 11:03 158  Decentring France the capacity for the French language to serve as a diplomatic and polycentric language for the film

in Decentring France

. 76 For Arctic missionary settings, see P. G. Geller, ‘Into the glorious dawn’; for post-colonial insights see also A. Motrescu, ‘British colonial identity in amateur films’, and ‘Private Australia’. 77 M. Roepke, Privat-Vorstellung. Heimkino in Deutschland vor 1945 [ Private Screening: Home Cinema in Germany

in Amateur film
the horror genre and contemporary Spanish cinema

cultural products around the world and their increasing detachment from national contexts. Such a model implies the weakening of national identities and perceives cultural production as operating not only on a national but on a transnational, even global level. The spaghetti western offers an example of this process both as a response to Hollywood’s global

in Contemporary Spanish cinema and genre