Title

Facing the specter of immigration in biutiful

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

While news reporters and academic scholars alike have often linked the specter of immigration in Spain to a history of Muslim conquest and Christian reconquest, very little scholarship seems to connect Spain's ability - or inability - to grapple with the "ghost" of contemporary immigration to a pattern and history of emigration. This analysis of the award-winning film Biutiful (2010), by Mexican director, cowriter, and producer Alejandro González Iñárritu (1963-present), aspires to do precisely this: to examine divergent ghosts, to consider how they dialogue with each other, and to see what an analysis of these specters might indicate to us about Spain's relationship to migrants and migration in the present day.

Publication Name

Symposium - Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures

Volume Number

69

First Page

25

Last Page

37

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.1080/00397709.2015.1004273

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