On Colombian Cinema

This month’s post by Patrick James looks at modern Colombian filmmaking through the holdings of the Latin American and Caribbean collections.

Through its history, Colombian cinema has explored topics such as life in the midst of armed conflict, struggles for political power, and the growing divide between city and countryside as a result of urbanization. The films produced from the 1970s on forward, in particular, show the country’s past in a variety of genres, from documentary to horror.

The poster for Luis Ospina's tropical gothic film "Pura Sangre" (1983)