The City Lost and Found Film Series presents
los inundados "flooded out" (1961)
Argentine director Fernando Birri’s first feature film uses the neo-realist trademarks of non-professional actors, on-location shooting, and a focus on the “common man” to tell the story of poor Santa Fe residents who are flooded from their homes. The film is not a tightly-constructed story, but rather a series of incidents as families cope with life after the flood, dealing with a government that pays them lip service, and opposition politicians who see an opportunity to score votes for themselves. A tale that’s filled more with gentle irony than outrage, Los Inundados continued Birri’s place in the vanguard of a new Latin American cinema. (University of Buffalo)
Vera Candiani, Associate Professor of History
Los Inundados is presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
The City Lost and Found Film Series is organized by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, the Program in Urban Studies, and the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition, The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980.