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A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film in the 1960s

Sally Faulkner


A key decade in world cinema, the 1960s was also a crucial era of change in Spain. This book focuses in depth on this period in Spain, and analyses six films that reflect and interpret these transformations. The coexistence of traditional and modern values and the timid acceptance of limited change by Franco's authoritarian regime are symptoms of the uneven modernity that characterises the period. Contradiction – the unavoidable effect of that unevenness – is the conceptual terrain explored by these six filmmakers. One of the most significant movements of Spanish film history, the ‘New Spanish ... More

Keywords: 1960s, Spain, Franco, authoritarian regime, contradiction, New Spanish Cinema, popular film, Spanish film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748621606
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sally Faulkner, author