Analysis of several films by some of the most important Spanish directors from the sixties to the early 21st Century, in the context of Spanish history, society, culture and politics. Special attention will be given to films by Bu?uel, Saura and Almodovar. The following topics will be analyzed: representation of gender; history; filmic narrative; role of religion; sexual and sociopolitical repression; violence and transgression; and other topics. Films have sub-titles. Course taught in English. Course may be used for Certificate in Film Studies.