Posts filed under ‘ANIMATION’
One of the most dramatic tales to come out of Chile is the story of Alexander Selkirk, a swashbuckling Scottish sailor who was abandoned on an uninhabited island in the Juan Fernández Archipelago in the early 18th century.
Left stranded for four years, Selkirk’s story provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe‘s literary classic, Robinson Crusoe.
And now it has been transformed into a South American children’s movie: Selkirk, El Verdadero Robinson Crusoe (Selkirk: The Real Robinson Crusoe). (more…)
The new Spidey, who lives in Brooklyn, was revealed in Marvel Comics‘ Ultimate Fallout Issue 4. He replaces longtime comic-book favorite Peter Parker, who was white, hailed from Queens and was killed in Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160 in June.
“Going into this we knew we wanted to make a statement about the 21st century,” said Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso.
“I’m mixed race. My mom is from England; my dad is from Mexico. When Obama was elected I cried — (more…)
Juventud Rebelde newspaper met with Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba during his visit to Havana for the 32nd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.
Fernando Trueba (January 18, 1955 in Madrid) is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer.
One of Spain’s leading film directors for the past three decades, Fernando Trueba has directed 14 feature films which have won accolades internationally including an Oscar, a Silver Berlin Bear, a BAFTA and no less than a staggering 28 Goya (Spanish Academy) Awards. Formerly the film critic for Spain’s leading daily newspaper El Pais, Fernando Trueba is a director, screenwriter and producer who has worked both in Spain and in Hollywood. He has just completed work on his 15th film, an innovative feature animation Chico and Rita (Chico y Rita), in collaboration with acclaimed designer Javier Mariscal.
Trueba’s latest film Chico y Rita was shown as part of the film festival, just as the director wanted it, at the Yara cinema filled with Cubans. Chico y Rita is an animated film set to Cuban music of the 1940s and 1950s.
Chico y Rita tells the story of a love affair between two musicians that spans six decades and numerous countries and political regimes. In 1948, Chico (voice of Eman Xor Ona) is a hotshot jazz pianist living in Havana, where his reputation as a ladies’ man nearly outshines his talent at the keyboard. One night, Chico sees Rita (voice of Limara Meneses) singing “Love For Sale” at a nightclub, and it’s love at first sight, though Rita is put off by the fact Chico already has a steady girl.
Read the complete article in juventudrebelde.co.cu
In 2010, the 13th edition of the Icaro festival is taking place from 18th to 25th of November in Guatemala City with its annual admission of about 400 films and 25 participating countries. The ICARO film festival is an international project with emphasis on the Central American region and defines itself as multicultural, divers, tolerant, pacific and democratic. Its annual realization requires a committee of organizers represented in each country of Central America which is in charge of the call for proposals and the participation of the audiovisual sector. (more…)
The 3D animated movie ‘Gaturro’ rules the box office in Argentina. The film premiered on the 9th of September. The Spanish version of the film received widespread appreciation. ‘Gaturro’ is based on the famous Argentinean cartoon-strip by the same name. It is about ‘Gaturro’ the cat, whose love for his neighboring cat Agatha constantly gets him into trouble.
The comic, created by cartoonist Cristian Dzwonik (“Nik”), has been published in more than 30 books, magazines and comics and is a phenomenal success across Latin America. (more…)
Chico & Rita (15*) – Special Preview
19:00 / Recreating 1940′s Havana, this is beautifully animated love story from Javier Mariscal and Oscar winner Fernando Trueba, with original soundtrack from legendary Cuban musicians
25 September 2010
Barbican – London
1948, Havana, Cuba, and a talented young jazz pianist meets a beautiful singer with a captivating voice. United by music and desire, the lovers embark on a passionate and tormented love (more…)
The animated film “20 Años“, by Cuban producer Barbaro Joel Ruiz, won the animation prize at the International Festival of Avanca, a renowned event on cinema,television, video and multimedia, held in Portugal.
The awarded work was premiered in the 32nd edition of Havana’s International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, where it obtained the Special Prize of the Jury.
In this Festival, “20 Años” also won the prizes given by the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists and the Foundation of the New Latin American Cinema, according to (more…)
This year, Barbican Film celebrates Cuba on film with two very special UK premieres.
Chico & Rita is a beautiful animation, re-creating 1940′s Havana, New York and Las Vegas, with an original soundtrack from legendary Cuban musician Bebo Valdes, featuring Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker and Chucho Valdes.
Marti, The Eye of the Canary (Marti, el ojo del canario) is acclaimed Cuban director Fernando Perez‘ (more…)
My Name is Maria
Animation / Spain / 4 min.
Maria is six years old and she is working on her first school composition. (more…)
El Armadillo Fronterizo / The Border Armadillo
Action/Adventure / Mexico / 7 min.
An adventurous armadillo conquers the dangerous border crossing to feed his growing new family back home.
Director: Miguel Anaya
Producer: Carolina Pavia
Writer: Miguel Anaya
PROGRAM # 10
SATURDAY – JULY 24 – 1:00 pm