CINE A CONTRACORRIENTE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE OTHER LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

This DVD contains a selection of films that comprise the traveling cinema program "Cinema Against the Grain: Latin America and Spain. Dialogue, Convergence, Divergence… Over the Past 80 Years." The contents presents a premiere selection of 19 avant-garde, documentary, animation and experimental films from all throughout Latin America (including Cuba). Within the complex universe of Latin American cinema, these are fundamental works of art that are hardly known to the general public.

This DVD publication goes hand in hand with the previous DVD release of DEL ÉXTASIS AL ARREBATO (FROM ECSTASY TO RAPTURE): A JOURNEY THROUGH SPANISH EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA. Together they comprise a diptych essential for enthusiasts of less conventional cinema on both sides of the Atlantic.

 
BLEEDING HEART (Corazón Sangrante) (Ximena Cuevas, 1993)

BLEEDING HEART (Corazón Sangrante) (Ximena Cuevas, 1993)

ISLE OF FLOWERS (Ilha das Flores) (Jorge Furtado, 1989)

ISLE OF FLOWERS (Ilha das Flores) (Jorge Furtado, 1989)

THE CITY ON THE BEACH (LA CIUDAD EN LA PLAYA) (Ferruccio Musitelli, 1961)

THE CITY ON THE BEACH (LA CIUDAD EN LA PLAYA) (Ferruccio Musitelli, 1961)

now! (Santiago Álvarez, 1965)

now! (Santiago Álvarez, 1965)

OFFERING (OFRENDA) (Claudio Caldini, 1978)

OFFERING (OFRENDA) (Claudio Caldini, 1978)

FISH EYE (OJO DE PEZ) (Gabriel Enrique Vargas, 2008)

FISH EYE (OJO DE PEZ) (Gabriel Enrique Vargas, 2008)

SLAUGHTERHOUSE (CAMAL) (Miguel Alvear, 2001)

SLAUGHTERHOUSE (CAMAL) (Miguel Alvear, 2001)

Juquilita (Elena Pardo, 2004)

Juquilita (Elena Pardo, 2004)

SEIZING PEOPLE: VAMPIRES OF POVERTY (AGARRANDO PUEBLO. LOS VAMPIROS DE LA MISERIA) (Luis Ospina & Carlos Mayolo, 1978)

SEIZING PEOPLE: VAMPIRES OF POVERTY (AGARRANDO PUEBLO. LOS VAMPIROS DE LA MISERIA) (Luis Ospina & Carlos Mayolo, 1978)

Revolution (Revolución) (Jorge Sanjinés, 1963)

Revolution (Revolución) (Jorge Sanjinés, 1963)

DREAM (TRAUM) (Horacio Coppola & Walter Auerbach, 1933)

DREAM (TRAUM) (Horacio Coppola & Walter Auerbach, 1933)

 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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DREAM (TRAUM)
(Argentina/Germany, 1933) 

Director: Horacio Coppola & Walter Auerbach

• 2:18 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Silent

 

THIS WALL IS NOT A PARTY WALL (ESTA PARED NO ES MEDIANERA)
(Peru, 1952) 

Director: Fernando de Szyszlo

• 10:06 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W
• Sound

THE CITY ON THE BEACH (LA CIUDAD EN LA PLAYA)
(Uruguay, 1961) 

Director: Ferruccio Musitelli

• 11:52 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

REVOLUTION (REVOLUCIÓN)
(Bolivia, 1963) 

Director: Jorge Sanjinés

• 9:10 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

NOW!
(Cuba, 1965) 

Director: Santiago Álvarez

• 5:27 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W
• Sound

HUNGER (FOME)
(Brazil, 1972) 

Director: Carlos Vergara

• 5:07 minutes
• Super 8
• Color
• Silent

OFFERING (OFRENDA)
(Argentina, 1978)

Director: Claudio Caldini

• 4:18 minutes
• Super 8
• Color
• Sound

SEIZING PEOPLE: VAMPIRES OF POVERTY (AGARRANDO PUEBLO. LOS VAMPIROS DE LA MISERIA)
(Colombia, 1978)

Director: Luis Ospina & Carlos Mayolo

• 28:33 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W, color
• Sound

AMA ZONA
(Argentina, 1979-83) 

Director: Narcisa Hirsch

• 10:37 minutes
• Super 8
• Color
• Sound

SHODDY WORK (CHAPUCERÍAS)
(Cuba, 1987) 

Director: Enrique Colina

• 10:46 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W, color
• Sound

ISLE OF FLOWERS (ILHA DAS FLORES)
(Brazil, 1989) 

Director: Jorge Furtado

• 13:13 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound

BLEEDING HEART (CORAZÓN SANGRANTE)
(Mexico, 1993) 

Director: Ximena Cuevas

• 4:18 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

PARAGUAYAN HAMMOCK (HAMACA PARAGUAYA)
(Paraguay, 2000) 

Director: Paz Encina

• 8:17 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

SLAUGHTERHOUSE (CAMAL)
(Ecuador, 2001) 

Director: Miguel Alvear

• 15:50 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W, color
• Sound

JUQUILITA
(Mexico, 2004) 

Director: Elena Parado

• 2:22 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

GALLERY DOGS
(Peru, 2005) 

Director: Diego Lama

• 2:19 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

DOCUMENTARY (DOCUMENTAL)
(Venezuela, 2005) 

Director: Alexander Apóstol

• 2:13 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound

OPUS
(Cuba, 2005) 

Director: José Ángel Toirac

• 4:49 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

FISH EYE (OJO DE PEZ)
(Colombia, 2008) 

Director: Gabriel Enrique Vargas

• 15:16 minutes
• Video
• B&W
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 02:46:00

Language: Spanish & English with optional Spanish & English subtitles

Booklet Text: Charo Otegui Pascual, Josep Ramoneda, Antoni Pinent, Rubén Guzmán, Angélica Cuevas Portilla & Marta Lucia Vélez (Bilingual Spanish & English)

Published By: Cameo Media

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping)

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