Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Ten Best Latin American Films of the Decade

This weekend we had a great video salon discussion with curator and film critic Margarita De La Vega-Hurtado at our office where we explored the history and diversity of Latin American Cinema. At the conclusion of the salon, Margarita mentioned that Cinema Tropical had compiled a list of the Top Ten Latin American Films of the Decade (2000-2009), based on a survey of distinguished critics, scholars and film professionals based in the New York City area.
In all, 124 films representing 14 Latin American countries were nominated for the distinction of being Best of the Decade, demonstrating the great quality and diversity of films from the region.
Therefore here is the TOP 10 and the link to the rest of the films:

1)La Ciénaga (2001) Lucrecia Martel, Argentina
2)Amores Perros (2000) Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico
3)Luz Silenciosa / Silent Light (2007), Carlos Reygadas, Mexico
4)Cidade de Deus / City of God (2002), Fernando Meirelles, Brazil
5)Ônibus 174 / Bus 174 (2002), Jose Padilha, Felipe Lacerda, Brazil
6)Y Tu Mamá También, Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico
7)Whisky (2004), Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, Uruguay
8)La mujer sin cabeza / The Headless Woman (2008), Lucrecia Martel, Argentina
9)La niña santa / The Holy Girl (2004), Lucrecia Martel, Argentina
10)El laberinto del fauno / Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Guillermo del Toro, Mexico

To see more images of the salon visit our Flickr page.