Directory of World Cinema: Latin America

Edited by Isabel Maurer Queipo

Edited by Isabel Maurer Queipo

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

250 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9781841506180 Published August 2013

 
From the interior drama of Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman to the energetic realism of Fernando Meirelles’s City of God to the frightful fantasy of Guillermo del Torro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy movies, Latin American cinema covers a vast landscape not only in terms of geography but also in terms of its genres and concerns. Bringing together contributions by leading experts and emerging young scholars, the Directory of World Cinema: Latin America offers a comprehensive overview of the region’s diverse films.
 
The volume opens with a section that spotlights key elements in the world of contemporary Latin American cinema, including film festivals, cross-cultural collaboration, and computer-generated animation. Another group of contributions explores key genres—such as documentary, drama, romance, thriller, horror, and women’s cinema—and parses their portrayals of Latin American societies. A section on directors offers in-depth analyses of fascinating filmmakers, delving into such topics as their production methodologies, thematic concerns, and cinematic legacies.             
          
 Like all volumes in the Directory of World Cinema series, this one also features reviews of important recent films, a filmography, and recommendations from an array of genres for readers interested in watching more cinema from the region. With an historical scope that ranges from the era of silent movies to the present and geographical coverage that extends from Cuba to Mexico to Venezuela, the Directory of World Cinema: Latin America will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in this dynamic region of the moviemaking world.

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction by the Editor

Film of the Year: Chinese Take-Away

Industry Spotlight

Festival Focus

Cultural Crossover: Interculturality

Latin American Animation Films

Latin American Stardom: Gael Garcia Bernal

Scoring Cinema: The Journey

Directors

      Lisandro Alonso (Argentina)

      Guillermo del Toro (Mexico)

      Alejandro González Inárritu (Mexico)

      Solveig Hoogesteijn (Venezuela)

      Lucrecia Martel (Argentina)

      Carlos Sorin (Argentin)

      Andrés Wood (Chile)

Comedy

      Essay

      Reviews

Documentary

      Essay

      Reviews

Drama

      Essay

      Reviews

Romance

      Essay

      Reviews

Thriller/Horror

      Essay

      Reviews

Women Cinema

      Essay

      Reviews

 

Recommended Reading

Latin American Resources & Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Filmography

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