Movies After Marx


Miami New Times has an interesting report on post-leftist Latin American cinema, with examples from Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, and elsewhere. The story is headlined "Goodbye to All That," and the man who sums up that sentiment most succinctly is Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron, director of the brilliant Y Tu Mama Tambien: It's the mantra of the old guard. If you don't have a naked Marxist ideology, then you're a reactionary. If you have a strong story and production values, then you're a Hollywood wannabe. And if you enjoy any success abroad, you're a sellout. Thankfully, a lot of the new generation is tossing off that old prejudice.