Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
This in-depth study of Mexican film director Alejandro Gonzalez IÃ±arritu explores his role in moving Mexican filmmaking from a traditional nationalist agenda toward a more global focus. Working in the United States and in Mexico, IÃ±arritu crosses national borders while his movies break the barriers of distribution, production, narration, and style. His features also experiment with transnational identity as characters emigrate and settings change._x000B__x000B_In studying the international scope of IÃ±arritu's influential films Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and Babel, Celestino Deleyto and MarÃa del Mar Azcona trace common themes such as human suffering and redemption, chance, and accidental encounters. The authors also analyze the director's powerful visual style and his consistent use of multiple characters and a fragmented narrative structure. The book concludes with a new interview of IÃ±arritu that touches on the themes and subject matter of his chief works.