Historias oficiales : secuestro y robo de ninos de ninos en las dictaduras LatinoAmericanas y su representación en el cine

Lénárt, András: Historias oficiales : secuestro y robo de ninos de ninos en las dictaduras LatinoAmericanas y su representación en el cine. Americana : E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, (11) 1. (2015)

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Abstract

Luis Puenzo’s film, The Official Story (1985), introduced the world to some terrible events that had barely been known before outside Latin American countries. Foreign moviegoers knew almost nothing about the recently concluded dictatorship in Argentina, but due to this award-winning movie (Golden Globe Award, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film) the regime’s gruesome violence became part of the human collective consciousness. Puenzo introduced the survivors, victims and perpetrators of a country devastated by disappearances, abductions, torture, humiliation and the brutality of the totalitarian state. This film also proposed a new approach for the understanding of Latin American cinema, namely, to face the past and address the issues of the national historical memory with filmic methods. The aim of this paper is to highlight the explicit and implicit connections between this film and its historical background and, in addition, to point out further movies that have dealt with the topic of politically motivated kidnapping.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Americana : E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary
Date: 2015
Volume: 11
Number: 1
ISSN: 1787-4637
Uncontrolled Keywords: Filmművészet - Latin-Amerika
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a tanulmány végén ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 22. 14:16
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 22. 14:17
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/56687

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