VIVA Book Launch: Spanish National Cinema

Núria Triana-Toribio’s insightful study examines the discourses of nationalism as they intersected or clashed with Spanish film production from its inception to the present. While the book addresses the work of such ‘high art’ filmmakers as Almodóvar and Medem, whose work has achieved international recognition, Spanish National Cinema is particularly novel in its treatment of a whole range of popular cinema rarely touched on in studies of Spanish cinema. Using accounts of films, popular film magazines and documents not readily available to an English-speaking audience, as well as case studies focusing on the key issues of each epoch, this volume illuminates the complex and changing relationship between cinema and Spanish national identity.Núria Triana-Toribio will give an informal presentation about the book. Refreshments will be served. This is a FREE event but tickets must be booked from the Box Office (limited availability). In association with Routledge.