One the most typical features of Uruguayan cinema is that it seems to go through yet another renaissan...展开ce each time a film is produced, although the last three years stand in contradiction to this.
In 1923, Juan Antonio Borges's Almas de la Costa was hailed as "the first Uruguayan film". In 1938, Rina Massardi's Vocación was "the first South American singing film". And in 1979, Eva Landeck's El lugar del humo, a coproduction with Argentina, was also announced as "the first Uruguayan feature film". Fifteen years later, Pablo Dotta's El dirigible was presented at Cannes as "the first Uruguayan film" yet again.