Nuevo Cine Mexicano  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

From 1990s to the present it is considered as the era of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano (New Mexican Cinema). It first took place with high quality films by Arturo Ripstein, Alfonso Arau, Alfonso Cuarón and María Novaro. The most famous films produced at this time were Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) (1992) and Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame, and Tears) (1999).

European influence

In recent years, particularly since 2000, some directors have made "independent productions looking for more personal expression, under a greater influence of European cinema. The most representative films of this trend are Japón and Batalla en el cielo (Battle in heaven), both directed by Carlos Reygadas. Other films include Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabrás de ser amor (A Thousand Clouds of Peace Fence the Sky, Love, Your Being Love Will Never End) and El cielo dividido (Broken Sky), directed by Julián Hernández, and Sangre, directed by Amat Escalante and produced by Jaime Romandía and Reygadas.

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