• Sophia A. McClennenEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society book series (PSGCS)


This chapter delves into three key examples of how Mexico represents both the most global and the most local film industry in Latin America. It also represents the consistent overlap between commercially successful films with political messages that are critical of neoliberalism and funded by it at the same time. This chapter’s three key examples cover two of the often-studied together “three amigos” Mexican directors—Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu. The third example examines the work of Gael García Bernal, since his work as an actor has to be read in the larger context of his efforts to support filmmaking in Mexico through production support.

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA

Personalised recommendations