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Speaking Up / Coming Out: Regions of Authenticity in Juan Pinzás's Gay Galician Dogma Trilogy

Prout, Ryan ORCID: 2010. Speaking Up / Coming Out: Regions of Authenticity in Juan Pinzás's Gay Galician Dogma Trilogy. Galicia 21 (B) , pp. 68-91.

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While Dogme 95 is often associated exclusively with Scandinavia, its manifesto and Vow of Chastity were taken up by filmmakers from across Europe as well as in North and South America. The three films made according to the format in Spain are the work of director Juan Pinzás (b. Vigo, 1955) and comprise the ‘Trilogía de la vida, de amor, y de sexo’: Era outra vez (2000), Días de voda (2002), and El desenlace (2005). The last film in the Spanish trilogy was also the final film to receive official certification from the Dogme 95 movement. The article argues that Pinzás exploits the strait-jacket of Dogme, in particular its rules about the use of sound, to focus attention on diglossia in Galicia and in order to portray as naturalistic the use of the Galician language on screen and between younger speakers. It also contends that the trilogy explores in parallel two coming-out processes: one which would affirm a gay man’s true sexual identity and another which authenticates the Galician-speaking status of young middle class characters. The article finds that this parallel reading is complicated by the third instalment of the trilogy in Spanish.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dogme 95; Juan Pinzás Trilogy; Bilingualism; Bi- and homosexuality; ‘Epistemology of the Closet’
Publisher: Bangor University
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 14:35

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