• “How I became what I am”: an aesthetics of twist cinema in films from the 1960s and 1970s

    Author(s):
    Karla Adriana Bessa (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Red de Investigación Mujeres en el Cine Latinoamericano
    Subject(s):
    Motion pictures--Social aspects
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Film and society, Queer and gender studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ydnr-6y19
    Abstract:
    The article analyzes the political and theoretical potential of cinematographic language to express and rebuild the relationship between sexual and gender differences. As cultural products, the three films analyzed - A Casa Assassinada (1972), Sunday, bloody Sunday (1971) and Les Amities Particulières (1964) - allude to feminist issues of the time, as well as instigating a reading of gender beyond the narratives, by historicizing the visibility of the female body, heteronormativity, and the subversiveness of forbidden loves as represented through the films’ structure. The text argues, from a queer perspective, that the aesthetic nature of twist cinema, within the limits of each style and period, was precisely the boldness to run risks in its visual grammar, not making political concessions in challenging the moral canons of current society. Keywords: feminism; queer cinema; film studies; twist cinema.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
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