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The cinema of Lucrecia Martel

Martin, D; (2016) The cinema of Lucrecia Martel. [Book]. Spanish and Latin American Filmmakers. Manchester University Press: Manchester, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The cinema of Lucrecia Martel provides a comprehensive analysis of the work of the acclaimed Argentine director, whose elusive and elliptical feature films have garnered worldwide recognition since her 2001 debut La ciénaga. The book situates Martel's features and unstudied short films in relation to trends in recent national and international filmmaking. This volume considers existing critical work on Martel's oeuvre, and proposes new ways of understanding it, in particular through desire, the use of the child's perspective, and through the senses and perception. Martin also offers an analysis of the politics of Martel's films, showing how they can be understood as sites of transformation and possibility, develops queer approaches to Martel's films, and shows how they offer new forms of cinematic pleasure. The cinema of Lucrecia Martel combines traditional plot and gaze analysis with an understanding of film as a material object, to explore the films' sensory experiments and their challenges to dominant cinematic forms

Type: Book
Title: The cinema of Lucrecia Martel
ISBN-13: 9780719090349
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719...
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Deborah Martin 2016. This is the author's accepted manuscript of the first chapter of this publication, made available with the agreement of the publisher under their author self-archiving policy. Please refer to the publisher's website for copyright permissions.
Keywords: Film and Media, Film history, theory & criticism, Performing arts, film & Video, History & Criticism, The arts, Film theory & criticism
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1493021
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