The cinema of Iciar Bollain by Isabel SantaolallaThe cinema of Iciar Bollain by Isabel Santaolalla

The cinema of Iciar Bollain

byIsabel Santaolalla

Hardcover | June 29, 2012

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Director, actress, scriptwriter and producer, Iciar Bollain is one of the liveliest of contemporary young Spanish filmmakers and the first female director to have had a film (Tambien la lluvia, 2010) shortlisted by the American Film Academy. Through detailed analysis of film form, socio-cultural contexts and conditions of production and consumption, the book opens up key issues on gender, production, film authorship, the mediation of socio-historical realities and the whole question of "women's cinema". Covering all aspects of her work,this book begins by taking in her work in front of the camera, beginning with her emergence as a teenage star in Victor Erice's El Sur (1983), and following on with discussions of her mature roles, such as Un paraguas para tres and Leo . Discussion of her work as a producer and director focuses onproduction and form, as well as on the socio-historical contexts to which it belongs. Film scholars and students interested in the increasingly prominent place of modern Spanish cinema will find this highly readable book an indispensable guide to an outstanding film-maker, one who addresses some of the more vibrant of contemporary themes: female friendship in Hola, ?estas sola?,immigration in Flores de otro mundo, domestic violence in Te doy mis ojos, tensions between public and private commitments in Mataharis, and socio-economic exploitation in Tambien la lluvia.
Isabel Santaolalla is Professor of Spanish and Film Studies at the University of Roehampton.
Title:The cinema of Iciar BollainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.58 × 5.59 × 0.91 inPublished:June 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0719080584

ISBN - 13:9780719080586


Table of Contents

Note on referencing and translation* Introduction * In front of the camera 1. El Sur (Víctor Erice, 1983): teenage-star for the New Spanish Cinema * Un paraguas para tres (Felipe Vega, 1991): RomCom Bollaín * Land and Freedom (Ken Loach, 1995): acting history without a script * Leo (José Luis Borau, 2000): redhead reckoning II. Behind the camera * Short films: shortcuts and longshots. Baja corazón (1992), Los amigos del muerto (1995), Amores que matan (2000), Por tu bien (2004) * Hola, ¿estás sola? (1995): the roads to freedom * Flores de otro mundo (1999): homeward the women * Te doy mis ojos (2003): eyes wide open * Mataharis (2007): secrets, lies and truths * También la lluvia (2010): El Dorado burning * Conclusion * Filmography Films by Iciar Bollaín * Other films mentioned * References * Index