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Julio García Espinosa & 'imperfect cinema': Workshop Session One

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Cinema

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Las aventuras de Juan Quinquin ('The Adventures of Juan Quinquin, 1967, 106')


In 1969, the Cuban filmmaker Julio García Espinosa, who died in April at the age of 89, wrote one of the key manifestos of the New Latin American Cinema. A polemic calling 'For an Imperfect Cinema', he argued that the imperfections of a low budget cinema of urgency, which sought to create a dialogue with its audience, were preferable to the sheen of high production values which merely reflected the audience passively back to itself.

'It is impossible to question a given reality without questioning the particular genre you select or inherit to depict that reality.' Julio García Espinosa

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