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.
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Gary M. Kramer is a freelance writer.
Beatriz Urraca is associate professor of Spanish at Widener University.
Introduction by the Editors
Film of the Year
Relatos salvajes/Wild Tales
The Gaucho in Cinema
Perón and Evita
Leopoldo Torre Nilsson
Films on Film
Argentine Cinema Online
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors
'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. '