Los Olvidados (2020)

Los Olvidados Los Olvidados established Luis Bunuel s reputation as a world class director Set in the slums of Mexico City it follows the crime filled and violent lives of group of juvenile delinquents The fi
  • Title: Los Olvidados
  • Author: Mark Polizzotti
  • ISBN: 9781844571215
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Los Olvidados
    Los Olvidados 1950 established Luis Bunuel s reputation as a world class director Set in the slums of Mexico City, it follows the crime filled and violent lives of group of juvenile delinquents The film exhibits some of Bunuel s recognisable themes of love s yearnings, social injustice, and surrealism, but with a layer of compassion that sets it apart from many of hisLos Olvidados 1950 established Luis Bunuel s reputation as a world class director Set in the slums of Mexico City, it follows the crime filled and violent lives of group of juvenile delinquents The film exhibits some of Bunuel s recognisable themes of love s yearnings, social injustice, and surrealism, but with a layer of compassion that sets it apart from many of his other films In 2003, Los Olvidados was inducted into UNESCO s Memory of the World programme, which preserves documentary heritage of world significance Mark Polizzotti explores the historical context, aesthetic importance and biographical significance of the film, providing the first complete overview of Los Olvidados in English He also presents an introduction to the Mexican film industry and places Bunuel and his films within it While many critics have taken Los Olvidados as a film about urban poverty, Mark Polizzotti sees it as a much personal and mysterious statement about yearning, loss, and the need for redemption By taking the notion of hunger as its structural principle, he explores the themes of love, betrayal, desire, and death that make the film such a powerful statement than fifty years after its release.
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    One Reply to “Los Olvidados”

    1. I like the BFI Classics series In about 90 well illustrated pages a writer will discuss a film I presume there is a remit, the author expected to provide background to the film historical, the film industry, the collaborators, contemporary critical reaction and respond to the film in a certain detail textual analysis The best of those I have read that is Jim Kitses on Gun Crazy, V.F Perkins on The Magnificent Ambersons are near perfect pieces of film criticism most are good I have only come acro [...]

    2. I d be seriously shocked if there was a better study of Los Olvidados than this efficient, unfailingly useful gem Polizzotti should be applauded for his research and the depth of his insight.

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