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Termin: Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2023, 20 Uhr im Kino des DFF
Film: EL ÁNGEL EXTERMINADOR, Mexiko 1962, 93 Min.
Lecture: Pietsie Feenstra (Montpellier) „Spanish Cinematographic Memories“ and Space: Bunuel’s El ángel exterminador
Vortrag in englischer Sprache
Having left his native Spain after the Civil War (1936-1939), Buñuel spent many years in exile in Mexico. Like the film VIRIDIANA (1961), EL ÁNGEL EXTERMINADOR (1962) was produced at the end of his Mexican period, and in co-production with Spain. His return to Spain and the creation of VIRIDIANA were not received with open arms and one year later he directed this striking film about an angel who leaves a place. Is this place the house in the film or Spain itself? EL ÁNGEL EXTERMINADOR is fascinating because of the way it uses space. Two sites can be distinguished: an inside and an outside. The scene inside the house has been studied as a huis clos (a room with no exit), but I would like to focus on the “outsider” perspective. Can we compare this film to some central tendencies represented by a “cinematographic memory” of Spanish cinema? How do the opening and final credits refer directly to the period of the 1960s during the Francoist regime (1939-1975)?
Pietsie Feenstra is professor in the department of cinema, audiovisual studies and new media at the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.