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"La movida" a wczesny okres twórczości Pedro Almodovara
"La movida" and early period of Pedro Almodovar's filmwork

Author(s): Katarzyna Citko
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Almodovar; la movida

Summary/Abstract: The term "la movida" is used in Spain to denote a renewal movement in art and culture after the death of General Franco. A generation of young artists came to the fore after his death; they introduced new trends in music, fashion, literature, painting and cinema, sometimes referred to as “drug subculture”. La movida was inspired by London’s neo-punk and the blend of influences of culture, pop, punk and heavy metal with local elements or zarzuela and sevillana, used for travesty and parody. In this period Almodovar’s artistic activity included book writing and filmmaking but he also performed as an actor and pop-rock singer. Citko writes how Almodovar has drawn on his (not only) artistic experience from the la movida period in his future artistic work.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 49-50
  • Page Range: 224-238
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish