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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema

Reality Effects

Editors: Andermann, J., Bravo, Á. (Eds.)

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Reality Effects brings together the reflections of leading film scholars and critics from Latin America, the UK and the United States on the re-emergence of the real as a prime concern in contemporary Argentine and Brazilian film, and as a main reason for the acclaim both cinematographies have won among international audiences in recent years.

About the authors

José Carlos Avellar, Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil David Oubiña, University of Buenos Aires and Universidad del Cine, Argentina Andréa França, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Río de Janeiro, Brazil Edgardo Dieleke, New York University, Buenos Aires, Argentina Joanna Page, University of Cambridge, UK César Guimarães, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Ivana Bentes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tom Cohen, University of Albany-SUNY, USA Robert Stam, New York University, USA Jens Andermann, University of Zurich, Switzerland Domin Choi, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad del Cine, Argentina Álvaro Fernández Bravo, New York University, Buenos Aires, Argentina Gonzalo Aguilar, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Reviews

'This clearly organized collection of scholarly articles, destined to be a key work in its field, examines the reality effects discerned in to prominent recent film movements: the New Argentine Cinema and the Brazilian Retomada . . . The research for this volume proves wide-ranging and up-to-date, and insightful, innovative close readings of key films, such as Playing, are offered . . . Recommended.' Choice

'Essays in this important collection challenge the simplistic notion of the much heralded 'new Latin American cinema,' drawing our attention instead to the local conditions that govern recent films from Argentina and Brazil. New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema is an innovative contribution both to our understanding of reality effects in these regional cinemas and to our thinking about 'world cinema' more broadly.' - Andrea Noble, Durham University, UK

'Since Italian neo-realism, all new cinemas in the world have striven to approach and reveal reality. By assessing the new Argentine and Brazilian cinemas through their 'reality effects,' this book touches the political core of two thriving film production centres whose common language is truly universal.' - Lúcia Nagib, University of Leeds, UK

'This volume addresses key theoretical issues that have emerged with the dawn of the digital image by focusing on realism in contemporary Brazilian and Argentine cinema. The contributors consider the blurred and shifting boundaries between fiction and documentary in the specific context of two major Latin American cinema revivals that began in the 1990s. As a whole, the volume pushes forward critical debates around the concept of ´the real.´ It is thus indispensable reading for scholars and students of Latin American film and of film studies more generally.' - Lisa Shaw, University of Liverpool, UK


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andermann, Jens (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Camera lucida

    Avellar, José Carlos

    Pages 11-30

  • Footprints: Risks and Challenges of Contemporary Argentine Cinema

    Oubiña, David

    Pages 31-41

  • Documentary Cinema and the Return of What Was

    França, Andréa

    Pages 43-58

  • The Return of the Natural: Landscape, Nature and the Place of Fiction

    Dieleke, Edgardo

    Pages 59-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Argentine and Brazilian Cinema
Book Subtitle
Reality Effects
Editors
  • J. Andermann
  • Á. Bravo
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30483-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137304834
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30482-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45461-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 228
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