New Argentine Film: Other Worlds by G. AguilarNew Argentine Film: Other Worlds by G. Aguilar

New Argentine Film: Other Worlds

byG. Aguilar

Paperback | April 5, 2011

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Respected film critic Gonzalo Aguilar offers a lucid and sophisticated analysis of Argentine films of the last decade. This is the most complete and up-to-date work in English to examine the "new Argentine cinema" phenomenon. Aguilar looks at highly relevant films, including recent award-winners at all of the major festivals.
GONZALO AGUILAR Researcher with The National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.
Title:New Argentine Film: Other WorldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.77 inPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230109012

ISBN - 13:9780230109018


Table of Contents

Introduction PART I On the Existence of the New Argentine Cinema The Thousand and One Ways to Make a Film Changes in Artistic Production Aesthetic Paths PART II Film, the Narration of a World Nomadism and Sedentarism Dispersion and Fixity (between La ciénaga and Pizza, birra, faso ) Intensities of Faces and Bodies ( Rapado and Todo Juntos ) The Return of the Documentary The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Renouncement and Liberty in a Lisandro Alonso Movie Commodities and Experience Cinema of Remains: Lisandro Alonso's Los muertos Silvia Prieto, or Love at Thirty Sound, Track Separate La niña santa and the Closure of Performance Los guantes mágicos: Noises on the Surface The Use of Genre: Trips and Detours Comedy: Speed and Chance ( Tan de repente and Sábado ) Pablo Trapero's El bonaerense : the Genre of Corporatism PART III A World Without Narration (Political Investigation) Politics Beyond Politics Goodbye to "the people" Nostalgia for Work Words that Wound: Discrimination in Bolivia Los rubios: Mourning, Frivolity, and Melancholy Testimony of a Dissolution APPENDICES The World of Cinema in Argentina The Policy of Actors Argentine Films that Premiered between 1997-2005

Editorial Reviews

"In this insightful, well-researched, theoretically grounded, and original critical-analytical study, Aguilar seeks to characterize and interpret this movement by examining films through the lenses of such social and aesthetic concepts/topics as nomadism (the absence of a home and of ties of belonging), the frequent omniscience of commodities and merchandise, the "thematization" of soundtracks, the deconstruction of social stereotypes, and the striking modifications of film genre expectations. With its thorough scholarly apparatus, this book will be invaluable, including to those familiar with Tamara Falicov's outstanding The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film (CH, Jan'08, 45-2504). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." - CHOICE