Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu: director without borders

Tierney, Dolores (2009) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu: director without borders. New Cinemas, 7 (2). pp. 101-117. ISSN 1474-2756

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This article seeks to question and revise the boundaries of Mexican National Cinema, in order to make it possible to look at films made by Mexican directors in the United States and elsewhere as part of the project of the country's national cinema. The article looks specifically at Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu's trilogy (Amores perros, 21 Grams, Babel) exploring not only how these films, although made in different countries and political contexts, share many of the same visual, stylistic and narrative strategies, but also what this might suggest about the possibilities of a resistant and contestatory cinema, made in the United States but still broadly adherent to the concepts of a Third Worldist, and specifically Mexican, culture and ideology.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Depositing User: Dolores Tierney
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:51
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 13:50
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