Ethics, silence and the gaze in two films by Isabel Coixet
Author: DONAPETRY, MARÍA
Source: Studies in Hispanic Cinemas (new title: Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas), Volume 8, Number 1, January 2012 , pp. 87-100(14)
Abstract:The Secret Life of Words and Elegy by Isabel Coixet are chosen here as examples of the ethical attitudes and concerns of the director. Special attention is paid to the possible meaning of silence in the case of The Secret, and to the transformation of the male gaze in Elegy. In both cases, Coixet expresses her ideas through affects as a way to reach the kind of consciousness that links emotions and ethics.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Balliol College – The University of Oxford
Publication date: January 30, 2012
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