Title: Two Forms of Multidirectional Memory: Um passaporte húngaro (S. Kogut) and El abrazo partido (D. Burman)
Authors: Lie, Nadia # ×
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Academia Europaea
Series Title: European Review vol:22 issue:4 pages:575-584
Abstract: This article confronts two stories about the request for a European passport by a Latin American citizen: Um Passaporte Húngaro (A Hungarian Passport, 2001) and El abrazo partido (Lost Embrace, 2003). Both films deal with memory of the Jewish-Latin American migration that took place within the context of the Holocaust, and both gear this problematic towards other, more contemporary, stories of displacement. I argue that this multidirectional quality operates in two ways in relation to the concept of nationality: whereas one film puts it to work in order to critique and deconstruct the nation (centrifugal logic), the other uses it to opposite effect: to reaffirm and rebuild it (centripetal logic).
ISSN: 1062-7987
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Literature, Discourse and Identity, Leuven (-)
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