Thursday, May 05, 2011

Latin American Cinema

Latin American cinema refers collectively to the film output and film industries of Latin America. Latin American film is both rich and diverse, but the main centers of production have been Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba.

Movies such as Como agua para chocolate (1992), City of God (2002, Amores perros (2000), Y tu mamá también (2001), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Battle in Heaven (2005) have been successful in creating universal stories about contemporary subjects, and were internationally recognized, as in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Mexican directors Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga have gone on to Hollywood success.

Link on Latin Cinema for a quick review or better yet come check out the films currently on display at the Al Harris Library. Con Gusto!

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