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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Journal for Religion, Film and Media
Volume (Issue) 1
Page(s) 89 - 94
Title of proceedings Journal for Religion, Film and Media

Open Access

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This paper takes up some aspects of the cultural studies perspective that understands art itself as a method of cultural analysis. Here it will be exemplified by focusing on how film as a cultural technique of framing and reframing the world, using its different audio-visual devices of representation, is an important contemporary agens in the process of transmitting religious motifs and concepts. The paper aims to highlight how Pedro Al-modóvar skillfully stimulates the audience to reflect on the polysemy and polyvalence of motifs by not only referring explicitly to iconographic traditions, but playing with aesthetic conventions.