Mexican cinema’s “direct approach to reality”.
“A new Mexico and a new international audience.”
“This ‘wave’ is an effect of what is happening in the arts in Mexico and not just film. It’s a generation reclaiming its part in the world, and not only in Mexico.”
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images”.
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images, words and many other forms of expression.”
“When it was suggested to Churchill that he should close the museums and stop the funds for every cultural project because the country needed money for the war, his response was that if we sell this and close that, then what are we fighting for?”
At the turn of the twenty-first century, Mexican cinema entered into a period of incredible success. A new wave, later to be dubbed the Buena Onda. This is the story of the highs, lows and ultimately, the successes of Mexican Cinema.
“I ain’t afraid to die anymore, I done it already.” Director Alejandro González Iñárritu is a picky sort of guy. For his new western thriller, The Revenant, not only did he shoot entirely on location, in sequence, using natural light, but he also chose to shoot his follow-up to Birdman in snowy, -25 degrees conditions. Why?…