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Indiscreet Fantasies: Iberian Queer Cinema
edited by Andrés Lema-Hincapié and Conxita Domènech
contributions by Joan Ramon Resina, María Teresa Vera-Rojas, William Viestenz, Kelly Moore, Rui Trindade Oliveira, Ann Davies, Meredith Lyn Jeffers, Nina L Molinaro, Ana Corbalán, Jennifer Brady, Darío Sánchez González and Ibon Izurieta
Bucknell University Press, 2021
Cloth: 978-1-68448-247-4 | Paper: 978-1-68448-246-7 | eISBN: 978-1-68448-248-1
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.H55I53 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.43653

Pedro Almodóvar may have helped put queer Iberian cinema on the map, but there are multitudes of LGBTQ filmmakers from Catalonia, Portugal, Castile, Galicia, and the Basque Country who have made the Peninsula one of the world’s most vital sources for queer film. Together, they have produced a cinema whose expressions of queer desire have challenged the region’s conservative religious and family values, while intervening in vital debates about politics, history, and nation. Indiscreet Fantasies is a unique collection that offers in-depth analyses of fifteen different films produced in the region over the past fifty years, each by a different director, from Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s La residencia (The House That Screamed, 1969) to João Pedro Rodrigues’s O ornitólogo (The Ornithologist, 2016). Contributors examine how queer Iberian cinema has responded to historical trauma—from the AIDS crisis to the repressive and homophobic Franco regime—and explore how these films demonstrate a fluid understanding of sexuality, gender, and national identity. The result will give readers a new appreciation for the cultural diversity of Iberia and the richness of its thought-provoking queer cinema.

Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

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