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In this fascinating presentation, Adam Feinstein – Pablo Neruda’s acclaimed biographer and translator and an authority on Latin American cinema (he was an adviser on Pablo Larraín’s new film, ‘Neruda’) – will whisk the audience through the past fifty glorious years of some of that region’s ground-breaking films, showing numerous entertaining and illuminating clips to demonstrate common themes and use of camera techniques, montage and inventively playful narratives and sharing anecdotes from Adam’s conversations with many of the movie-makers involved.

He will start in the 1960s and 1970s, with the influential cinema of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Julio García Espinosa, Humberto Solás and Santiago Álvarez in Cuba; Patricio Guzmán, Miguel Littín and Raúl Ruiz in Chile; Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino in Argentina; Jorge Sanjinés in Bolivia; Glauber Rocha in Brazil; Arturo Ripstein and Paul Leduc in Mexico, and Carlos Mayolo and Luis Ospina in Colombia.

Adam will then look at some of the key directors who emerged in the 1980s after the military dictatorships or civil strife, including María Luisa Bemberg, Luis Puenzo and Eliseo Subiela in Argentina, Francisco Lombardi in Peru and Héctor Babenco in Brazil, before tackling the most significant movies of the 1990s and the entrancing films of the new millennium. These will feature not just the better-known names – Larraín, Fernando Meireilles and Walter Salles in Brazil and Mexico’s ‘Three Friends’ (Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro) – but a vast range of other wonderful Latin American films, including Fabián Bielinsky’s ‘Nine Queens’, Lucrecia Martel’s ‘The Swamp’, Carlos Sorín’s ‘Intimate Stories’, Juan José Campanella’s ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’, Pablo Giorgelli’s ‘Las Acacias’ (all from Argentina); Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll’s ‘Whisky’ (from Uruguay), Claudia Llosa’s ‘The Milk of Sorrows’ (from Peru); Ciro Guerra’s ‘The Embrace of the Serpent’ (from Colombia), Mariana Rondón’s ‘Bad Hair’ (from Venezuela) and Sebastián Silva’s ‘The Maid’ and Sebastián Lelio’s ‘Gloria’ (both from Chile).

The talk starts at 2.15pm and finishes at 3.15pm. The talk will be followed by a 20 minute Q&A with Adam Feinstein.

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Advance Tickets: £5/£4 concessions or £8/£6 concessions for both sessions*
Tickets on the door:£7/£6 concessions or £12/£10 concessions for both sessions*

*The other session ‘Documentary Screening: Chicago Boys’ runs from midday-2pm – more info here: https://alborada.net/events/documentary-screening-chicago-boys/

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