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One Hour Intro: Contemporary Argentine Cinema

At the turn of the 21st century, a crop of young Argentinian filmmakers caught the attention of the local and international festivals and art house circuits with a series of original and innovative films; with an almost ethnographic obsession, they charted a period of socioeconomic collapse as the country experienced one of its worst crises in history. Now, two decades later, we find a different cinematic context, marked by the consolidation of these former young auteurs and the emergence of new names, and a transition towards more traditional narrative forms, higher production values, and an interest in the exploration of the past rather than the present. This talk will discuss the trajectory of Argentinian cinema from the late 1990s up to today, looking at the aesthetic and contextual elements that have allowed it to be, for the past twenty years, among the most exciting national cinemas in the world.

Led by Dr Ignacio Aguiló, University of Manchester.

This talk will be BSL interpreted.