Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema – From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Alejandro Yarza


In Fascist Spain, Francoism—like German and Italian fascism—produced its own particular brand of kitsch. Deploying religious and historical iconography drawn from Spain´s centuries-long struggle against Islam, Francoist ideologues created a kitsch interpretation of Spain´s past designed to replace more complex and nuanced accounts. In this representation religious and historical iconography combined with kitsch aesthetics to project a picturesque, clichéd image of Spain. The ultimate goal of this vast production of kitsch was to create a submissive subject who, by identifying with Francoist ae ... More

Keywords: Spanish Fascism, Spanish Cinema, Kitsch Aesthetics, Francoist Aesthetics, Francoist Melancholic Temporality, Film theory and politics, Neo-Baroque aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780748699247
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alejandro Yarza, author
Georgetown University