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Le temps des fantômes. Approche de l’œuvre cinématographique de José Luis Guerin.

Abstract : The film work of José Luis Guerin (Barcelona, on 1960) has remained inaccessible for a long time (due to bad distribution) and has often been considered as “unclassifiable”. Today still (2010), no thesis or monograph has dealt with this nevertheless widely recognized filmography (Premio Nacional de la Cinematografía and Goya in 2002, participation in the Artistic Biennial event of Venice in 2007, etc.). The present dissertation wishes thus to fill a lack and intends to understand the complexity of this work. After a general consideration of the filmography (presentation of the author, his films, opinions expressed on their behalf), a meticulous and attentive exploration of the filmmaker's writing of films is proposed. Every film engenders its analysis - in chronological order: Los motivos de Berta, 1984 ; Innisfree, 1990 ; Tren de sombras, 1997 ; En construcción, 2001 and En la ciudad de Sylvia, 2007. The last chapter investigates the complex tissue of the work, examines the blurred screen which unites and separates each of the films. In the course of this study, the time of the ghosts appears as the answer (charged with questions) to the interrogation provoked by the set of problems of this work: What are the limits that José Luis Guerin's films experience? Why is the work considered as “unclassifiable”? What does this work reveal of its context and our conceptions? What time does it sculpture? Which history does it tear away from? Which history does it belong to?
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Mayer Myriam. Le temps des fantômes. Approche de l’œuvre cinématographique de José Luis Guerin.. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Aix-Marseille Université (AMU); Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), 2010. Français. ⟨tel-01801259v2⟩

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