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Argentine Cinema and National Identity (1966-1976)

Carolina Rocha


Argentine Cinema and National Identity covers the development of Argentine cinema since the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, a period that has been understudied. Marked by tumultuous political events, these decades witnessed debates about Argentina’s modernity and tradition that affected film production and consumption. Two film genres, the historical film and the gauchesque— a genre based on outlaw gauchos was crucial for nation-building in the nineteenth century—generated great local interest and high expectations among film producers and distributors. The notion of national identity guides the ... More

Keywords: National cinema, cultural history, historical film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940544
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolina Rocha, author