Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film

1st Edition

Deborah Lynn Porter

Routledge
Published February 9, 2018
Reference - 248 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815371755 - CAT# K338247
Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

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Summary

Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the book features analyses of internationally acclaimed films—Guillermo del Torro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Return, Jee-woon Kim’s A Tale of Two Sisters, and Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others. It demonstrates how a rethinking of the figure of the secret in national film yields a new vantage point for examining heretofore unrecognized connections between collective historical experience, cinematic production and a transnational aesthetic of concealment and hiding.

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