Mexican Noir at The MoMA by Imogen Sara Smith

From TheLifeStenance.com , Imogen Sara Smith with this beautiful piece on the MoMA’s Mexican Film Noir series.

In American film noir, Mexico appears as a haven for fugitives, a languid and slightly delirious vacation from reality, a country still free from the pace and anxieties of modern life. But Mexico produced its own ciné negro, and these films tell a very different story. With lustrous style and a distinctive mood of feverish lyricism, they probe dark places of the mind and reveal, often obliquely, the perils of a rapidly changing world. Film noir translated the twentieth century’s public terrors into personal, subjective stories of guilt and compulsion, a process succinctly illustrated in the montage that opens In the Palm of Your Hand (En la Palma de tu Mano, 1951)… Read more HERE

Mexican Noir at The MoMA by Imogen Sara Smith

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