The Cinema of Spain and Portugal

Edited by Alberto Mira. Preface by Roman Gubern

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of Spain and Portugal

Pub Date: June 2005

ISBN: 9781904764441

288 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $29.50£25.00

Pub Date: June 2005

ISBN: 9781904764458

288 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $80.00£66.00

The Cinema of Spain and Portugal

Edited by Alberto Mira. Preface by Roman Gubern

Wallflower Press

An overview of Spanish and Portuguese cinema, this volume contains 24 essays, each on a separate seminal film from the region. Films from the early era of cinema up to the present day are featured, from directors such as Florián Rey, Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Bunuel, Víctor Erice, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Pedro Almodóvar and João Cesar Monteiro. As well as discussions of genre and influences, The Cinema of Spain & Portugal includes in depth studies of films such as La Aldita Maldita (1930, 1947), Death of a Cyclist (1955), Viridiana (1961), Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Abraham's Valley (1993), Tierra (1995), All About My Mother (1999), and Torrente (1998).

About the Author

Alberto Mira is lecturer in modern languages at Oxford Brookes University and has published widely on Spanish theatre and literature.