Fatalmente tua: Garrone, il noir e le donne

Translated title of the contribution: Fatally yours: Garrone, noir and women

Luciana d'Arcangeli

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The women characters in Matteo Garrone’s noir films, even though they occupy a liminal, marginalised role, seem to be a fair reflection of their times, if not of their cinematographic canon. Mary Wood, in her book Italian Cinema (2005), opens the chapter on “Gender Representations and Gender Politics” with the statement that “fictional female bodies do not seem to be able to represent political or social power”. This article examines two women characters in Garrone’s noirs to understand what kind of political and/or
social power they may have.
Translated title of the contributionFatally yours: Garrone, noir and women
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalFlinders University Languages Group On-Line Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


  • Matteo Garrone
  • Gender representation
  • Noir films


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