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Directory of World Cinema: Argentina

Argentina boasts one of the most popular, diverse, and successful film industries in Latin America. From early films about gauchos and the tango to human rights dramas and groundbreaking experimental documentaries, Argentina’s cinematic output has achieved both global influence and international acclaim.
A discriminating survey of the country’s key films, Directory of World Cinema: Argentina contains provocative essays and astute reviews by scholars, critics, filmmakers, and film buffs. Chapters spotlight, among other subjects, the Buenos Aires film festival and the legacy of such iconic directors as María Luisa Bemberg and Pablo Trapero. Film reviews examine a cross-section of Argentine cinema, providing critical analysis of everything from contemporary blockbusters to hidden gems. Featuring full-color stills, interviews, references, and trivia, this book is an invaluable resource for readers interested in the fascinating world of Argentine film.


320 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10

Directory of World Cinema

Film Studies


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Reviews

“Dedicated contributors provide knowledgeable reviews, recommended readings, a necessary glossary, and, as a final lighter touch, a general knowledge quiz on an important industry that takes in gauchos, tango, human-rights dramas, and groundbreaking experimental documentaries. Throughout the aim is excellence in diversity—not only with regard to epochs, films, directors, and styles but also by examining regional commentary, exile, and some inevitable Argentine icons, which results in a real tour de force. A must read for all interested in Argentina, film, and modern Latin American history.”

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
 
Introduction by the Editors
 
Film of the Year
Elefante blanco/White Elephant
 
Festival Focus
The BAFICI
 
Industry Spotlight
Argentine Cinema from Production to Exhibition
 
Cultural Crossover
Tango and Cinema
 
Scoring Cinema
Gabriel Chwojnik
 
Directors
Fernando ‘Pino’ Solanas
Leonardo Favio
María Luisa Bemberg
Marcelo Piñeyro
 
Interview with
Verónica Chen
 
Crime
Essay
Reviews
 
History & Cinema
Essay
Reviews
 
Social & Political Cinema
Essay
Reviews
 
Dictatorship
Essay
Reviews
 
Modern Families
Essay
Reviews
 
Sex & Gender
Essay
Reviews
 
Urban Cinema
Essay
Reviews
 
Documentary
Essay
Reviews
 
Experimental
Essay
Reviews
 
Recommended Reading
 
Argentine Cinema Online
 
Test Your Knowledge
 
Notes on Contributors
 
Glossary
 
Filmography

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