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    Regretting Motherhood in Maria Speth’s Madonnen (2007)

    Hussing, Kira (2017) Regretting Motherhood in Maria Speth’s Madonnen (2007). NPPSH Reflections, 1. pp. 78-82. ISSN 2565-6031

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    This article will demonstrate how the mise - en - scène of the German film Madonnen by Maria Speth (2007) reflects maternal regret by creating a visual discontinuity and/or distance between mother and children. In addition, the iconography as well as the camera work will bring into question a German society that generally celebrates a st rong myth of motherhood as a woman’s ultimate fulfillment. The taboo on discussing maternal regret in Germany has recently been broken: Orna Donath (2015, p. 362) and Christina Mundlos (2016, p. 14) argue that it is important to distinguish between the lov e of mothers for their children, which they definitely feel, and the aversion to the role of being a mother.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: film; cinema; Germany; German film; motherhood; regret; mise-en-scene; NPPSH;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Research Institutes > An Foras Feasa
    Item ID: 8297
    Depositing User: NPPSH Editor
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 08:19
    Journal or Publication Title: NPPSH Reflections
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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