Director(s): Andreas APOSTOLIDIS – Writer(s): Andreas APOSTOLIDIS Contact Print page
An explosive blend of history, art and crime literature explores how a new generation of Latin American novelists found in ‘noir’ fiction a unique way to confront their countries’ troubled past and present.
From Mexico and Cuba to Argentina, Peru and Chile, their personal stories become our guide to the continent’s history and society providing the backdrop to one of the most dynamic and creative forms of literature that has found a popular resonance with international audiences.
“Latin Noir” is the story of novelists who have chosen crime literature to explore and tell the darkest hours of Latin America’s history. We’ll be following in the footsteps of this new generation of writers who, under the guise of thrillers, denounce dictatorship, corruption, crime or globalization by offering us a unique perspective on the societies in which they live.
The film takes us to five cities in Latin America where we meet some of the most famous authors of the ‘roman noir’, the crime novels: Leonardo Padura in Havana, Luis Sepulveda in Santiago, Paco Ignacio Taibo II in Mexico, Santiago Roncagliolo in Lima, Gulljermo Orsi and Claudia Pineiro in Buenos Aires .
Through their stories - and their colourful personalities - they paint a vivid picture of the contemporary history of Latin America and the radical transformations that have affected the continent.