Mar 07 A Mexican New Wave?
A Mexican New Wave? Reflections on Contemporary Mexican Cinema
MARCH 9th and 10th 2007
www.ucc.ie/mexicancinemasymposium (click on link for further details)
It is often stated that Mexican cinema is undergoing a Renaissance of sorts, an assertion that is frequently accompanied by reference to the international success of films such as Amores perros (2000); El crimen del padre amaro (2002) and Y tu mamá también (2001) among others. These films, which have marked a watershed in terms of their commercial and critical acclaim, have drawn academic and media attention to Mexican filmmaking at a time when categories like ‘national cinema’ are being rigorously contested. This symposium aims to draw together researchers of contemporary Mexican cinema to consider the implications of such terminology within such a broad range of cinematic output.
Speakers include Minister Ignacio Durán of the Mexican Embassy London, Dr. Geoffrey Kantaris and Professor Andrea Noble.