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Ibero-America through the eyes of foreign cinema

Author: Dirección General de TV UNAM

Follow this engaging discussion on the representation of Ibero-American realities in foreign cinema presented by TV UNAM and Canal 22.

  • Encuadre_cineastas_extranjeros  | Copyright: © TV UNAM

    Encuadre_cineastas_extranjeros © TV UNAM

  • Encuadre_cineastas_extranjeros 1 | Copyright: © TV UNAM

    Encuadre_cineastas_extranjeros 1 © TV UNAM

Hosted by notable film critics Fernanda Solórzano, who has written extensively on cinema, and Leonardo García Tsao, who is also a screenwriter and former director of Mexico's National Cinematheque, Encuadre Iberoamericano (Ibero-American Framing) is a television series produced by TV UNAM and Canal 22 that explores Ibero-American films from a wide range of perspectives such as the representation of diverse social issues like mental health, gender-based violence, sexual diversity, migration, and religion.

In this episode, Iberoamérica Vista por Cineastas Extranjeros (Ibero-America Through the Eyes of Foreign Filmmakers), Fernanda and Leonardo discuss how Ibero-American realities have been depicted in cinema by foreign directors. Their discussion goes from the films that sketch only a superficial representation of the countries' tourist attractions and those that use folklore to highlight the otherness, to the films that portray a more complete perspective of the social and political conditions as the background for thrilling stories.

The episode also includes a clip of Costa Rican director Ariel Escalante Meza talking about his latest movie Domingo y la Niebla (Domingo and the Mist) (2022) and other two clips about the participation of Ibero-America in the 2022 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, as well as a brief review of the work of award-winning Mexican director Ernesto Contreras.

Text by Andrea Flores Sánchez

Original title Iberoamérica vista por cineastas extranjeros.
English title Ibero-America seen by foreign filmmakers.
Original series title Encuadre Iberoamericano
English series title Ibero-American frame
Genre Documentary series
Recording date 2022
Duration 60 minutes
Production Company TV UNAM
Co-Production Company Canal 22
Executive Producer Diana León Montero and Héctor Ramírez Williams
TV Director Sergio Iván Trujillo Bolio
Conductor Fernanda Solórzano and Leonardo García Tsao

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