Growing Pains: Young People and Violence in Peru’s Fiction Cinema

Barrow, Sarah ORCID: (2018) Growing Pains: Young People and Violence in Peru’s Fiction Cinema. In: New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. New Directions in Latino American Cultures . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 165-181. ISBN 978-3-319-89380-8

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The process of ‘coming of age’ has been used as a narrative device in much of the contemporary fiction cinema that has emerged from Peru since 2000. While critical attention has been paid to the topic of violence itself as a metaphor for the struggle for identity and nation formation in Latin America, and the image of the young person is a widely debated device for exploring the processes of self-discovery, this essay looks specifically at the use of the image of adolescence at the centre of this period of turbulence in Peru through analysis of two of the landmark films of this era: Paper Dove (dir. Francisco Aguilar 2003) and Bad Intentions (dir. Rosario García Montero 2011).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 05:07
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:40
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-89381-5_8

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