‘Ghosts Don’t Cry’:State of Exception and the Mother(land) in Pedro Almodóvar’s Live Flesh (1997) and Volver (2006)

Camino Maroto, Mercedes (2022) ‘Ghosts Don’t Cry’:State of Exception and the Mother(land) in Pedro Almodóvar’s Live Flesh (1997) and Volver (2006). Studies in European Cinema. ISSN 1741-1548

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Abstract

Volver and Live Flesh present the contradictions inherent in celebrating assertive motherhood through the ‘costumbrista’ tradition that Almodóvar has adapted and adopted throughout his career. Nostalgic yearning for a ‘return’ to the mother(land) is filtered in these films through a view of women projected through casting, costume, as well as the segregation of cinematic space. This results in a projection of exteriors as the masculine domain and assigning women largely to interiors, as in melodrama. Howe.

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Studies in European Cinema
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13 Jun 2022 12:35
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