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Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2050-4837
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Abstract

A number of contemporary Mexican films have moved away from the direct portrayal of graphic violence on-screen, instead engaging with invisible, hard-to-represent aspects of systemic violence. This article brings together Deleuzian affect theory with cinematographic formalism to offer a new methodological approach to violence in cinema that draws from the critic’s own body and gut feelings. Through a case study of Tatiana Huezo’s 2016 non-fiction film /, it suggests that the affective work of the film occurs not in the first moment of viewership, but rather after-the-fact by laying the groundwork for future resonances.

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