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Panaméricas Utópicas: entranced and transient nations in 'I Am Cuba' and 'Land in Trance'

Nagib, L. (2009) Panaméricas Utópicas: entranced and transient nations in 'I Am Cuba' and 'Land in Trance'. In: Gladston, P. (ed.) China and other spaces. Critical, Cultural and Communications Press, Nottingham, pp. 71-87. ISBN 9781905510221

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Abstract/Summary

This Chapter looks at two political films, Land in Trance (Glauber Rocha, 1967) and I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964), which address the subject of the nation through the enactment of trance. Rejecting all forms of naturalistic account, both films adopt a series of anti-realist devices, such as poetic language, synecdoche, personification, parable and allegory, as a means of expanding the concept of the nation beyond territorial borders and conveying the meaning of revolution through the film form rather than its content.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:32087
Uncontrolled Keywords:I Am Cuba Land in Trance Political Cinema
Publisher:Critical, Cultural and Communications Press

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