Tag Archives: Mexican film

Streaming Mexican and Cuban Film

I have just finished writing a chapter on streaming Latin American film in Ireland and the UK. This has involved reading right up to the last minute on how data and algorithms are used to determine what is shown and … Continue reading

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Vicente Leñero, the scriptwriter a brief reflection

Since his death on the 3rd of December 2014, the novelist, dramatist, journalist, and scriptwriter, Vicente Leñero, has received considerable attention including this reflection by the novelist Ana García Bergua and this other homage from his daughter, Estela Leñero Franco. Recently, when writing … Continue reading

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Latin American Women Filmmakers on the Global Stage, University of Portsmouth

Since the 1970s and 1980s with the arrival on the international scene of such notable filmmakers as Sara Gómez (Cuba), María Luisa Bemberg (Argentina), Lourdes Portillo (Mexico) and Maryse Sistach (Mexico), there has been a growing interest in Latin American … Continue reading

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Wordle of Continuum book

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The Mexican Revolution on Film – some recent books

Thanks to the 2010 commemoration of the centenary of the Revolution, its representation on screen has garnered reknewed attention. This is welcome after many years of comparative neglect. As, apart from a select number of supposedly exceptional films,  ¡Vámonos con … Continue reading

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Further reflections on Third cinema

To add to my post of the 15th of March, here’s Michael Chanan’s reflection on Third Cinema: http://tinyurl.com/7bvordp

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Latin American “Third” Cinema and its Legacies

A two-day colloquium at the University of Oxford, 9th-10th March 2012, on “third” cinema, was both stimulating and varied.  What is “third” cinema?  The inverted commas were, no doubt a deliberate acknowledgement of the difficulties involved in using the word … Continue reading

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Grupo nuevo cine

Mexican cinema went through various periods of flux and renewal, one of these was in the 1960s.  There were major events that occurred throughout that decade that changed cinema and filmmaking dramatically.  One these was the formation of the Grupo … Continue reading

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