Ciudad de México: Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Cineteca Nacional, 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 288p., photos, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78166
"A La Sombra de Los Caudillos" offers the reader sharp insights into the past on the love-hate relationship between two traditional relations: cinematographic and modern presidentialism. More than a dozen analysts go through six-year periods and its image production apparatus, from the moment the Mexican film industry was born and political power was institutionalized in the period of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-1940), until presidentialism ended like a weak shadow projected on the figure of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018). Basically, it is a contribution to the history of cinema and, to some extent, to the history of Mexican presidentialism, which should be continued at the end of the coming six-year terms.