Black Spain Film Analysis

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Spanish movies are mostly known because of their narrative techniques which means caring about the flowing of the story and also observation on characters in detailed rather than giving visual effects like Hollywood do. Spain cinema has been improved around 40 years after the era of the dictator Francis Franco which briefly called as ‘Black Spain’. During Franco was in power, it was almost impossible for Spain to keep their cinema alive and for talented directors to express themselves freely under the repressive regime. Luis Bunuel was the first director who globalize the Spanish cinema. After Bunuel, Spanish cinema was reinforced by the most internationally lauded filmmaker Pedro Almodovar who is mostly known by the movies ‘Talk to her’ (2002), ‘The skin I live in’ (2011) and ‘Volver’ (2006).…show more content…
There are usually references to the Spanish identity and how ‘White Spain’ looks like in a post-Franco society. To see the indications of his Spanish identity and social critique of Spain, the movie called Volver can be examined. In Black Spain, there were censorship and repression by Franco. People were conservative, backward and superstitious just like the people from the village called La Mancha in the movie. However, Madrid was represented as White Spain since people were funny, spontaneous and supportive. In the village, there are ghosts, secrets and volver-the return. People respect more than usual to their dead and they actually believe the existence of ghosts. On the other hand, in Madrid, there are safety and anonymity. Even though, there was a patriarchal society in Black Spain, people felt like fatherless since there was no one to protect them like a father does. Therefore, Almodovar mostly

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