A new model for Spanish cinema. Authorship and globalization: the films of Javier Rebollo Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2015

start page

  • 29

end page

  • 43


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  • 16

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1463-6204

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-9818


  • This essay explores a new model of Spanish cinema established by a group of filmmakers who have entered the field in the last decade. These new film practices are related to changes in technological, cultural and social processes in a transnational context and to how some film critics understand film aesthetics. To illustrate these issues, we will examine the case of Javier Rebollo, a filmmaker and producer of three feature films, the coproductions Lo que se de Lola/Ce que je sais de Lola (2006), La mujer del piano (2010) and El muerto y ser feliz (2012). The essay will engage with questions of reception and auteurism and with the construction of the cinematic canon in Spain.


  • Information Science


  • spanish cinema; auteur cinema; javier rebollo; film criticism; coproductions