Bulletin of Hispanic Studies

El caso extraviado de Señorita extraviada

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2012), 89, (3), 303–319.

Abstract

La muerte masiva y misteriosa de mujeres en Ciudad Juárez, México, es el motivo principal de Señorita extraviada (2001) de Lourdes Portillo. Este artículo estudia la manera en que el filme conjuga las márgenes narrativas del documental y la ficción, mezclando y reformulando convenciones para entretejer su material dentro de una conjunción compleja del registro verídico y el género negro. El texto no es una reproducción objetiva de los incidentes de Juárez, sino una suerte de investigación - o metainvestigación - que a medida que avanza desemboca en el caos y la confusión. Esta docuficción se constituye así en un texto híbrido que tuerce y baraja de manera lúdica géneros contradictorios y discursos paradójicos. El andamiaje indefinible del filme ofrece un comentario sarcástico sobre el tratamiento oficial que han recibido estos feminicidios, y esta investigación extraviada resulta ser una ofrenda de luto para las que yacen en el olvido.

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