Rendering the Invisible Visible: Reflections on the Costa Rican Film Industry in the Twenty-First Century

Harvey-Kattou, L. 2017. Rendering the Invisible Visible: Reflections on the Costa Rican Film Industry in the Twenty-First Century. in: Delgado, M.M., Hart, S.M. and Johnson, R. (ed.) A Companion to Latin American Cinema Wiley. pp. 325-340

Chapter titleRendering the Invisible Visible: Reflections on the Costa Rican Film Industry in the Twenty-First Century
AuthorsHarvey-Kattou, L.
EditorsDelgado, M.M.
Hart, S.M.
Johnson, R.
Abstract

This article explores the initial stages of the rise of Costa Rica's film industry in the twenty-first century and the impact that the digital turn has had—and continues to have—on cinematic production in the country. It begins by giving an overview of the history of Costa Rican cinema, focusing on the post-2000 boom in production which has brought about a revival of national film. It then offers an insight into the challenges and opportunities of operating within the current market based on interviews with the industry's core protagonists, before moving on to consider some of the key themes and motifs explored by the country's most prolific directors.

KeywordsCinema, Costa Rica, digital turn, nationhood
Book titleA Companion to Latin American Cinema
Page range325-340
Year2017
PublisherWiley
Publication dates
PublishedApr 2017
ISBN9781118552889
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118557556.ch19

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