Contemporary Cinema of Latin America

Contemporary Cinema of Latin America: 10 Key Films

by Deborah Shaw

Deborah Shaw is Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries and Reader in Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Shaw is the founding co-editor of the journal Transnational Cinemas, and author of The Three Amigos: The Transnational Filmmaking of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón (2013), and editor of Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Breaking into the Global Market (2007), and co-editor of The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro (2014) with Ann Davies and Dolores Tierney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2003
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  • ISBN:
    9781628928617 (online)

    9780826414854 (paperback)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
Contemporary Cinema of Latin America
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This book focuses on a selection of internationally known Latin American films. The chapters are organized around national categories, grounding the readings not only in the context of social and political conditions, but also in those of each national film industry. It is a very useful text for students of the region's cultural output, as well as for students of film studies who wish to learn more about the innovative and often controversial films discussed.