Dr. Muñoz Aunión – The Nazi’s Broken Dreams of Spanish Cinema under the Swastika

NECS Conference Europe | Nazi influence on Spanish Cinema – Dr. Muñoz Aunión

NECS Conference Europe | Nazi influence on Spanish Cinemaa
From Fascination to Indifference: The Nazi’s Broken Dreams of Spanish Cinema under the Swastika. | Dr. Marta Muñoz Aunión

Lecture for the NECS Conference ›Media Politics – Political Media‹,
Prague, July 19 – July 22, 2013. | Dr. Marta Muñoz Aunión
European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS)

Abstract

Spain´s membership in the International Film Chamber lead to the first international screening of a Spanish movie in a European film competition. Morena Clara, directed by Florian Rey in 1936, featuring Imperio Argentina, had its continental opening at the 4th Venice Film Festival, August 1936. Back then, its film reviews were not positive but they highlighted Imperio Argentina´s role and introduced the Spanish actress in the European film world. Seven months later, the Spanish Civil War had already started, the German company Hispano Filmproduktion took advantage of Imperio Argentina´s popularity and offered the Propaganda Ministry in Berlin a coproduction in Spanish language with the well-known diva. The aim of this presentation is to analyze Andalusische Nächte (Maisch, H. 1938) as a failed project, not simply for an aesthetic reason or financial problems, but due to the progressive political distance between the Third Reich and the Spanish Civil War rebels.

Author: Dr. Marta Muñoz Aunión

NECS 2013 Conference ›Media Politics – Political Media‹, Prague 2013.

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