New Argentine Cinema

Andermann, Jens

Utilises numerous of Deleuze concepts from the Cinema books at various points throughout. Unusually, the "pulsation-image" appears on pp. 85-6. Discussion of acting styles in Argentine cinema of the 2000s also deploys Deleuze to good effect (pp. 133-4).

Argentine filmmaking from the mid-1990s to the present has enjoyed worldwide success. New Argentine Cinema explores this cinema in order to discover the elements that have made for this success, in relation to the country's profound political, social and cultural crisis during the same period. Jens Andermann shows how the most recent wave of films differs markedly from the Argentine cinema of the preceding decade, following the end of the dictatorship in 1983. Studying films by Lisandro Alonso, Albertina Carri, Lucrecia Martel, Raul Perrone, Martin Rejtman, and Pablo Trapero, among others, he identifies a shift in aesthetic sensibilities between these directors and those of the previous generation as well as a profound change in the way films are being made, and their relation to the audiovisual field at large. In combining close comparative analyses with a review of the changing models of production, editing, actorship and location, Andermann uncovers the ways in which Argentine films have managed to construct a complex, multilayered account of their own present, as shot through -or 'perforated'- by the still unresolved legacies of the past.

Andermann, Jens, New Argentine Cinema. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012.