Latin American Cinema: 1930 to the Present

Title / Título (Original)

Latin American Cinema: 1930 to the Present

Description / Descripción

This course is a survey of Latin American cinema that spans from the 1930s to the present. Topics will include Mexican Golden Age cinema as well as the New Latin American Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s and contemporary new new waves. The course will examine key films in the history of Latin American cinema including María Candelaría (Emilio Fernandez, 1944), Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba,1968), and The Jackal of Nahueltoro (Miguel Littín, 1969) as well as accomplished contemporary productions such as Edifício Master (Eduardo Coutinho, 2002) and Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012). The course will put these films in dialogue with key debates within Latin American cultural studies including debates around national culture, national identity, aesthetics and politics, and underdevelopment. In many cases, we will compare filmic treatments of these questions from different countries and from different time periods.

Region / Región

Latin America / Latinoamérica

Creator / Creador(a)

Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky, University of Chicago




Latin American Cinema: 1930 to the Present

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“Latin American Cinema: 1930 to the Present,” Cinegogía, accessed July 6, 2022,