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October 23, 1998 | GUY GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mind-jarring clash of cultures--and the traumatic birth of a new nation--is the subject of Salvador Carrasco's "The Other Conquest," a historical drama that explores the religious and political roots of Mexico through the prism of the human soul. "The Other Conquest," which is the first Spanish-language film ever to be entered in competition at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, is described by its 31-year-old director as "a parable about cultural tolerance."
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October 23, 1998 | GUY GARCIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mind-jarring clash of cultures--and the traumatic birth of a new nation--is the subject of Salvador Carrasco's "The Other Conquest," a historical drama that explores the religious and political roots of Mexico through the prism of the human soul. "The Other Conquest," which is the first Spanish-language film ever to be entered in competition at the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, is described by its 31-year-old director as "a parable about cultural tolerance."
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June 13, 2004
Thank you for Reed Johnson's "In the Eye of the Zeitgeist" (June 6). I read it with great interest and was surprised to see no mention of Salvador Carrasco's film "The Other Conquest," which is getting a second worldwide release this fall. I hope Johnson has the opportunity to see it. This is a film that in more than one tangible way has made things possible for the movies mentioned in the article, let alone the fact that this film happens to be about the physical, emotional and cultural formative years of Mexico City.
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April 14, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How does one characterize an artist such as Jorge Reyes? He improvises and has studied with jazz musician Herb Geller, yet he is not a jazz performer. His presentations are filled with dance-like movement, yet he is not specifically a dancer. He is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the music of the pre-Columbian Western Hemisphere, yet he is not an archeologist. Reyes delights in the ambiguity.
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August 24, 2002 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Executives at Samuel Goldwyn Films, which just acquired for U.S. distribution the Mexican film "El Crimen del Padre Amaro" (The Crime of Father Amaro), say they are not afraid of any controversy the film might generate here despite the firestorm it caused in its home country.
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April 19, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Salvador Carrasco's "The Other Conquest," or "La Otra Conquista," is a boldly imaginative and enthralling evocation of the bloody aftermath of the 1521 Spanish conquest of Mexico that has become the highest-grossing drama ever in Mexico. In his bravura feature debut, Carrasco has created nothing less than a dazzling vision of the birth of a uniquely Mexican religion born of the searing fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities.
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July 25, 2000 | LISA BOONE
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April 18, 2000 | AGUSTIN GURZA
It's rare to find films dealing with Mexican or Latin American history. Certain comets appear in the skies with greater frequency than such topics on the silver screen. So it's a colossal cosmic coincidence that gives audiences this week the chance to see two movies in simultaneous release that focus on the same historical era--the 16th century Spanish conquest. One is "La Otra Conquista," a low-budget film made in Mexico by first-time director Salvador Carrasco.
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April 29, 2000 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Other Conquest," an epic about the 16th century Spanish invasion of Aztec Mexico, got off to an impressive start at the box office, bringing in both Latino and non-Latino audiences, a feat two other recent Hispanic-themed films couldn't accomplish. Mexico's highest-grossing drama, directed by first-timer Salvador Carrasco and released April 21, grossed nearly $400,000 in 74 theaters during its first five days.
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March 10, 2002 | Lorenza Munoz
Mexico, Taiwan, Iran, Argentina, Korea and Bosnia are among the countries producing vital and diverse movies, ranging from supernatural thrillers to dramas to edgy comedies. Here is a look at some of the most talked-about films and their directors: Argentina "La Cienaga" (2001). Director: Lucrecia Martel. A drama about a group of self-absorbed upper-middle-class youngsters who pass the time doing nothing and getting into trouble. "Nine Queens" (2001). Director: Fabian Bielinsky.
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November 18, 2002 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
As producer Robert Lantos rose to introduce his friend, director Atom Egoyan, inspiration struck. Lantos was fresh from a trip to his native Hungary, where he had filmed the story of his family -- actually the story of Hungarian Jews from the turn of the century through communist rule -- in the epic movie "Sunshine."
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