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Author Gemünden, Gerd, 1959- author.

Title Lucrecia Martel / Gerd Gemünden
Published Urbana [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (x, 190 pages)
Series Contemporary film directors
Contemporary film directors.
Contents A poetics of the senses : the films of Lucrecia Martel -- Drowning in indolence : La ciénaga -- Touching tales : La niña santa -- Dazed and deceitful : La mujer sin cabeza -- Leaving Salta : recent shorts and a lost film -- The myopia of colonialism : Zama -- Interviews with Lucrecia Martel
Summary "Films like Zama and The Headless Woman have made Lucrecia Martel a fixture on festival marquees and critic's best lists. Though often allied with mainstream figures and genre frameworks, Martel works within art cinema, and since her 2001 debut The Swamp she has become one of international film's most acclaimed auteurs. Gerd Gemünden offers a career-spanning analysis of a filmmaker dedicated to revealing the ephemeral, fortuitous, and endless variety of human experience. Martel's focus on sound, touch, taste, and smell challenge film's usual emphasis on what a viewer sees. By merging of these and other experimental techniques with heightened realism, she invites audiences into film narratives at once unresolved, truncated, and elliptical. Gerd Gemünden aligns Martel's filmmaking methods with the work of other international directors who criticize--and pointedly circumvent--the high-velocity speeds of today's cinematic storytelling. He also explores how Martel's radical political critique forces viewers to rethink entitlement, race, class, and exploitation of Indigenous peoples within Argentinian society and beyond"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
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SUBJECT Martel, Lucrecia, 1966- -- Criticism and interpretation
Martel, Lucrecia, 1966- fast (OCoLC)fst01584286
Subject PERFORMING ARTS -- General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019980226
ISBN 9780252051692