Space and Subjectivity in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema

  • Antônio Márcio da Silva
  • Mariana Cunha

Part of the Screening Spaces book series (SCSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Antônio Márcio da Silva, Mariana Cunha
    Pages 1-19
  3. Territorialization and Marginal Subjectivities

  4. Intensive Space, Landscape, and Spatial Experience

  5. Utopia, Memory‚ and Urban Architecture

  6. Queering Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Fernando G. Pagnoni Berns
      Pages 185-200
  7. Domestic Spaces and Social Differences

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book


This collection explores the emergence of new spatialities and subjectivities in Brazilian films produced from the 1990s onwards, a period that became known as the retomada, but especially in the cinema of the new millennium. The chapters take spatiality as a powerful tool that can reveal aesthetic, political, social, and historical meanings of the cinematographic image instead of considering space as just a formal element of a film. From the rich cross-fertilization of different theories and disciplines, this edited collection engages with the connection between space and subjectivity in Brazilian cinema while raising new questions concerning spatiality and subjectivity in cinema and providing new models and tools for film analysis.


Territorialization Spatial Experience Brazilian Cinema Latin American Cinema Spatial Turn

Editors and affiliations

  • Antônio Márcio da Silva
    • 1
  • Mariana Cunha
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Federal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatalBrazil

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