- x, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Contents note: 1.New Psychoanalytical Tools for Social Science Inquiry -- 2.Haunted Inheritance: Fantasy as Phantom in Guillermo del Toro's Fan's Labyrinth -- 3.Uncanny Reunions, Filial Obligations, and the Trope of Haunting in Andrey Zvyagintsev's The Return -- 4.Imperial Legacy, Aborted Mourning, and the Meaning of Horror in Kim Jee-woon's A Tale of Two Sisters -- 5.The Religious Specter: Identifying the Intruder in Alejandro Amenabar's The Others -- 6.Epilogue.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the book features analyses of internationally acclaimed films--Guillermo del Torro's Pan's Labyrinth, Andrey Zvyagintsev's The Return, Jee-woon Kim's A Tale of Two Sisters, and Alejandro Amenábar's The Others. It demonstrates how a rethinking of the figure of the secret in national film yields a new vantage point for examining heretofore unrecognized connections between collective historical experience, cinematic production and a transnational aesthetic of concealment and hiding."--Provided by publisher.