Pensar las ciudades: Espacios intermediales/espacios interdictorios como escenarios ficcionales en El hombre de al lado (de Mariano Cohn y Gastón Duprat) y Medianeras (de Gustavo Taretto)
Taking as a theoretical framework Castells's concepts of global cities and space of flows (1996 and 2003) and Bauman's critical thinking on "liquid modernity" (2007, 2008, 2011a and 2011b), this article examines the vision of urban space developed in two Argentine films of the new century: The Man Next Door, by Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat (2010) and Sidewalls, by Gustavo Taretto (2011). It particularly discusses the circulation of fear through the urban imaginary depicted in both films. The city represented in them is portrayed as a site crossed by the strangeness and fear, where it has been questioned the "density of interaction" of its geography. It is no longer the place of an "inscribed and symbolized sense, the anthropological place" as described by Aug頩n his Non-Places (86), where we live and where we have the stories that define us. It has now become a complex territory crossed by an interweaving of misgivings and apprehensions that have triggered new types of internal edges, borders and exile.
Screen and Media Culture