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Discovering Reality through Body Disintegration in Abre los Ojos by Alejandro Amenábar

Studies in Visual Arts and Communication – an international journal / Dec 2014 1(2)

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ABSTRACT

Many Spanish auteurs make use of the body in their works to criticize and expose the problems of a society in the process of economic, cultural and identity deterioration. This paper analyzes how by employing specific universal fears, Abre los Ojos by Alejandro Amenábar, serves as the basis for the staging of an incomplete and confusing “reality” that leads the viewers to question their existence and begin a personal search within their surroundings.

Keywords:
Alejandro Amenábar, Open your Eyes/Abre los Ojos, Body, Spanish Cinema, Psychological Thriller, Fears