|Title||Performing post-migration cinema in Italy: 'Corazones de Mujer' by K Kosoof|
Following consideration of the most common representations of migrants in Italian cinema, where they are often portrayed as victimised and minor subjects, this article analyses a film by Davide Sordella and Pablo Benedetti, Corazones de Mujer (2008) as a ‘post-migration alternative’. This film considers a different way of depicting ‘foreigners’, and addresses the complex issues of gender and sexuality as they emerge at the interface between Western and Arab cultures. Within the conceptual framework of Judith Butler's ‘gender performativity’ and Rosi Braidotti's ‘nomadic subject’, this article aims to suggest an alternative way of representing migrants in Italian cinema as agents of social and gender transgressions.
|Keywords||Italian cinema of migration,post-migration, gender performance, Corazones de Mujer, nomadic subjects|
|Journal citation||18 (1), pp. 41-53|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/13532944.2012.743740|
|Published||07 Dec 2012|