Directory of World Cinema: Argentina 2 (Book)

This volume continues the exploration of contemporary Argentine cinema that began in the first book. It provides a close analysis of exciting new directors, including Marco Berger and Matías Piñeiro, transnational stars like Ricardo Darín, and trends such as films made in the provinces. Contributors cover several of the country's Oscar submissions, including Benjamín Ávila's Clandestine Childhood, Lucía Puenzo's The German Doctor and Damián Szifron's Wild Tales, which became a surprise global hit. Focusing primarily on films being made since 2000, the book offers a rich mix of reviews, essays, analyses and film stills, which together make it an invaluable companion to one of the most popular, diverse and successful film industries in Latin America.  

Category: Film Studies

Edition

Gary M. Kramer is a freelance writer.

Beatriz Urraca is associate professor of Spanish at Widener University.

Acknowledgements

Introduction by the Editors

Film of the Year

Relatos salvajes/Wild Tales

Cultural Crossover

The Gaucho in Cinema

Perón and Evita

Star Study

Ricardo Darín

Producer

Lita Stantic

Directors

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

Lucrecia Martel

Pablo Trapero

Marco Berger

Interview with 

Matías Piñeiro

Comedy

Essay

Reviews

Provinces

Essay

Reviews

Women

Essay

Reviews

Youth

Essay

Reviews

Queer

Essay

Reviews

Suspense

Essay

Reviews

Documentary

Essay

Reviews

Films on Film

Essay

Reviews

Recommended Reading

Argentine Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Glossary

Filmography

'This directory is an excellent vade mecum for both academics and film buffs.  Meaty essays provide provocative commentaries on cinematic history, sociopolitical background, sex and gender, crime, dictatorship, and modern families; zero in on the documentary genre; and explore the experimental. '

K. M. Sibbald, McGill University
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