The Ten Best Latin American Films of the Decade

Monday, October 18 - Monday, October 25, 2010

We’re proud to present “The Ten Best Latin American Films of the Decade,” a special program of ten masterworks of Latin American cinema, as selected by a distinguished panel of critics, scholars and film professionals. A collaboration with Cinema Tropical, the New York-based organization dedicated to promoting Latin American filmmaking in the U.S., the series includes a special in-person screening with Argentina’s Lucrecia Martel, who will present her debut film — LA CIENAGA — and discuss her later features THE HOLY GIRL and THE HEADLESS WOMAN, both of which were also included in the top ten.

Under the initiative and coordination of filmmaker and blogger Mario Díaz ( this first-ever survey of its kind was culled from 33 prominent local voices in film whose work has been devoted to the promotion and dissemination of Latin American cinema in New York and the United States. In all, 121 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.

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