Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies

Transnational Mobility and Gender in Las acacias (2011) by Pablo Giorgelli

Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies (2020), 2, (1), 85–101.

Abstract

Las acacias (Pablo Giorgelli, 2011) is a transnational film in respect of its sources of funding, international reception and performance at film festivals. Further, its plot revolves around the consequences of transnationalism. Although it has not been analysed in recent works on Latin American road movies, its reliance on the road movie genre facilitates the representation of transnational mobility. Combining insights from film and mobility studies, this paper examines the stability–mobility dichotomy deployed in Las acacias, with particular attention to gender issues.

Las acacias (Pablo Giorgelli, 2011) es una película transnacional en lo que respecta a sus fuentes de financiamiento y su recepción internacional, especialmente en festivales de cine. Además, su argumento gira en torno a las consecuencias del transnacionalismo. A pesar que la opera prima de Giorgelli no ha sido analizada en recientes volúmenes sobre las películas del camino, la inclusión de características de este género facilita la representación de la movilidad transnacional. En este artículo combino conceptos de estudios de cine y movilidad para referirme a la dicotomía estabilidad–inestabilidad que se aprecia en Las acacias, con particular atención a los roles de género.

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Filmography

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ROCHA, CAROLINA