El simulacro de la cotidianeidad: La soledad, de Jaime Rosales

Title in English The simulacrum of Everyday Life: Jaime Rosales’ La Soledad


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Romanistica, AFPUO
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Hyperrealism – polyvision – solitude – late or flexible capitalism
Description This article analyses J. Rosales’ La soledad (2007). The main theme of this film is solitude, loneliness and the incommunication of individuals in everyday life, but also the effects of terrorism and competitive propietary individualism. The important point here, nonetheless, is not the main theme or themes, but the hyperrealistic form adopted by Rosales, a form balanced with the device of polyvision. The present essay points out that this taken for granted hyperrealism fits perfectly within the imaginary and ideology of late capitalism and its internal contradictions. It maintains that the key aspect here is, as well as the form (an excess of reality and opacity that tenses reflection to the maximum), is the symptomatic silencing of the real fabric of the text: the flexible market and atomization

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