Popular cinema/quality television

The audio-visual sector in Spain

Authored by: Paul Julian Smith

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138918801
eBook ISBN: 9781315688251
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In 2013 the Spanish auteurist film journal Caimán (previously Cahiers du Cinéma España) published a special supplement on the “Other Cinema” in Spain. Transparent in their attempt to confer prestige and create cultural distinction, the various critics praised a young cohort of austere, low budget filmmakers taken to be distinct from an assumed Spanish commercial mainstream.

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