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An uncompromised vision (FW34)

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Gareth Buckell, in conversation with writers Alfredo Martínez Expósito and Santiago Fouz-Hernández, looks at depictions of masculinity in post-Franco Spanish cinema

“In several Spanish films released immediately after the end of censorship in 1977, such as Long Live Hazaña (1978), male nudity is symptomatic of the political transition, say Martínez Expósito and Fouz-Hernández”

“In an all-male strict Catholic school one of the students pulls down his trousers as protest against compulsory attendance to mass. This gesture is symbolic not only of the declining power of the Church in the new democracy but also of the recent end of censorship”