Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society (MLS3066)

15 credits

Without doubt Spain’s foremost artist since the coming of democracy, Almodóvar’s cinema is something of an enigma. Author of over twenty motion pictures that have chronicled, critiqued and enjoyed multiple facets of the new nation, Almodóvar remains bizarrely less popular in his home country than abroad. In parallel, he is author of a body of work that engages in cinephilic dialogue with Spanish cinema, yet his films are often only analysed as a transnational cinema that speaks an international film language. This module will explore his work through four key examples, mapped against both national and transnational film contexts.

Suitable for level 3 Hispanic Studies/ Film Studies/Visual Culture students.