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Maria Elena de las Carreras


Maria Elena de las CarrerasMaría Elena de las Carreras, M.A. ’89, Ph.D. ’95, is a Fulbright scholar and film critic from Argentina. She is a regular collaborator of the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles and the CSUN Cinematheque. She has been an accredited journalist at the Berlin Film Festival since 1986. In 2017, she co-curated the UCLA Film & Television Archive series “Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1930.” Since 2014 she has been conducting research and interviews for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Visual History Program. She has published many journal articles and essays in English and Spanish. Her scholarly publications and blog are available through academia.edu.


“Magical tricks and Ingmar Bergman: Referentiality in Magic in the Moonlight,” chapter in Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen, ed. K.Szlezák & D.Wynter, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015

“A case of entente cordiale between State and Church,” chapter in Moralizing Cinema, ed. D. Biltereyst & D. Treveri, Routledge, 2014

“The ‘Setentista’ discourse in recent Argentine political documentaries,” Arctic Antarctic, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2012

“Luis Buñuel’s quarrel with the Catholic Church,” Buñuel, siglo XXI. Spain: Instituto Fernando el Católico, 2004

“The Catholic Vision in Hollywood,” Film History, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2002

“Marina Goldovskaya,” “Gyula Gazdag,” “Krzysztof Kieslowski,” Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, 2006

“El control de cine en la Argentina: 1968-1984” and “El control del cine en la Argentina: 1984-1991,” Foro Político, Revista del Instituto de Ciencias Políticas, Buenos Aires, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, Vol. XIX