AbstractFlower of My Secret begins with a training-video for counseling relatives of brain-dead patients. When transplanted to All About My Mother and Talk to Her, the brain-dead trope launches the plot of the former and flowers as central premise of the latter. It refigures Spain as a motherland through a fascinating interplay between words and bodies.
Reinventing the Motherland: Almodóvar's Brain-Dead Trilogy
Marsha Kinder is a longtime member of the editorial board at Film Quarterly, a professor at the University of Southern California, the Director of the Labyrinth Project, an art collective and research initiative on interactive narrative at USC's Annenberg Center, and the author of Blood Cinema, Refiguring Spain, and the Cambridge handbook on Buñuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
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Marsha Kinder; Reinventing the Motherland: Almodóvar's Brain-Dead Trilogy. Film Quarterly 1 December 2004; 58 (2): 9–25. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2004.58.2.9
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