Latin America 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 centres of production have been Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Latin American cinema flourished after the introduction of sound which added a linguistic barrier to the export of Hollywood film south of the order.

The origins of early filmmaking is generally associated with Salvador Tosacano, Barragan. Mexican movies from the golden era in the 1940s and 1950s are significant examples of Latin American cinema. The film ” Maria Candelaria(1994)” by Emilio Fernandez, won the Cannes Film Festival.

“This history of Latin American cinema in French is the first general history of Latin American cinema.”

The 1950s and 1960s saw a movement towards Third Cinema, led by the Argentina filmmakers. In Brazil, the cinema Novo movement created a particular way of making movies with critical and intellectual screenplays.

In Columbia, the filmmakers led an alternative movement that was to have a lasting influence, founding the Grup de Cali, which they called Caliwood and producing some films as leading exponents of the “New Latin American cinema” of the 1960s and 1970s.

According to PWe’s Global Media Outlook 2019-2023 report, production levels for major film industries in Latin America is seeing an upward trend ever since 2014. In Latin America in general, there has been renewed interest in animation over since the late 2010s.

” Two of Latin America’s biggest animation companies are Mexico’s Anima Estudios and Brazil’s TV Penguin.”

Together with the other animation houses in Latin America, they are bringing forth stories depicting the exotic locations of South America, the indigenous myths and legends, and universal themes that has the potential to have worldwide appeal.

“Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatization, de-regularization and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. “

“Based on films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru since 2010, the fourteen case studies illustrate neoliberalism’s effects, from big industries to small national cinemas.”

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