by Veronika Boekelmann and Anett Vietzke
|from the movie BUENOS AIRES /SUENO Y CRISIS, by A. Vietzke and V. Boekelmann, 2014 >> watch movie
Even though the country´s economic break down began in the 90ies, it meant a massive shock to the country´s population when in 2001 the Argentinian state had to declare its bankruptcy. The economic crisis signified an all-embracing representational crisis: People lost faith in the stately system as democratic force, in money as reliable representative of value, as well as in mass media and their modes of representing reality. Parallel to Argentina´s economic degradation, the local film industry went through a internationally acclaimed creativity and quantity boom. The film makers succeeded to develop their genuine cinematographic language to mirror the radical transformations of society and concepts of reality. Their cinema has become a relevant inspiration and impulse for renewal.