This study examines, contextualizes, and evaluates the significance of contemporary Mexican filmmaking, focusing on the so-called 'cine nuevo' of 1989-1999. Accordingly, the study is divided into three sections, representing the key generic discourses that frame the films' narratives and underlying aims: The first analyzes contemporary Mexican cinema's re-presentation of history on the cinematic screen; and the second part of the book examines the rise in the number of women directors, comparing it with the previous lack of female participation within the filmmaking arena; the last section explores the re-location of cinematic geographies in contemporary cinema.
Dr. Miriam Haddu is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of London. She earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Birmingham.
List of Illustrations; Preface by Dr. Nuala Finnegan; Acknowledgements; Introduction - Mexican Filmmaking in the 1990s; Part One: History; Political Histories: Three Case Studies; Re-writing the Conquest: Nicolas Echevarria's Cabeza de Vaca (1992) and Salvador Carrasco's La Otra Conquista (1999); Part Two: Women behind the Camera; Re-defining la madre mexicana in Maria Novaro's Lola (1989); Retorno al arrabal: The Case Dana Rotberg's Angel de fuego (1992); Part Three: Geographical (Re)Locations; Re-Mapping the Borderlands: Maria Novaro's El jardin del Eden (1994); Mexico's Other Geographies: The Big City vs. The Country; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.