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La @Quinzaine Selects 3 Chilean Films @cinemachile & 3 Short Latin American Films #Cannes 2013 via @Cine_en_Cannes
Created by the French Directors Guild in the wake of the events of May ’68, the Directors’ Fortnight seeks to aid filmmakers and contribute to their discovery by the critics and audiences alike.
This year The Directots’ Fortnight will award the Caméra d’Or prize to the best first film shown either in the Official Selection (Competition or Un Certain Regard), the Directors’ Fortnight or International Critics’ Week. The Caméra d’Or is presented at the Festival’s closing ceremony by the president of this jury, Carlos Diegues.
The Latin American Films selected by the Directots’ Fortnight to take part in the Quinzeaine des Realisateurs are:
Feature Films: (more…)
The 2nd Argentine Film Festival will launch this coming April 17th and will run through to April 21st across three London venues: Ritzy Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket.
The festival, which presents the best contemporary features from and about Argentina, will commence with a special Malbec Day (more…)
Film@ARGFilmFest is less than 2 weeks away, check new trailer and bit the “spring” blues with a film from Argentina
The Argentine Film Festival is taking place this year from the 17th until the 21st April.No one can believe spring is here as London hasn’t been this cold for years but we hope with the amazing program you might bit those spring blues with a fantastic film from Argentina.
Don’t miss out and book you tickets now. (more…)
Polvo by Julio Hernández Cordón @melindrosafilms triumphs in Toulouse @cinelatinofest Latin American Cinema France
The 25th Cinélatino Festival in Toulouse ended with the victory of Polvo by Julio Hernández Cordón (photo), coproduced with Guatemala and Chile by the Spanish company Tic Tac producciones. A Special Mention went to Las lágrimas, the first feature film by Mexican director Pablo Delgado Sánchez. (more…)
Interview: Sofia Serbin de Skalon @FilmPublicistBA talks about the upcoming Argentine Film Festival @ARGFilmFest with @LatAmFilm
Last week we announce the dates for the next Edition of the Argentine Film Festival London that will take place from the 17th until the 21st April at the Ritzy Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket. On the eve of announcing shortly the final line up of films that will be showing in the capital Latam Film has sit down with Director of the Festival Sofia Serbin de Skalon to reflect about last year’s achievements and what we can’t wait to know about this year’s edition that is fast approaching.
Latam Film: Last year’s edition was a great success and you had to add more screenings even after the Festival was finished. This year you have extended the duration and the number of films. What prompted your decision to extend the festival? (more…)
The 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (from May 15th to 26th, 2013) is fast approaching and we wonder which films Thierry Frémaux might choose.
The only news that we have received so far from this upcoming edition is that Steven Spielberg will be the Jury President, job that he accepted in principle two years ago declared Thierry Frémaux. “He was able to make himself available this year to be the new Jury President and when meeting him these last few weeks it has been obvious he’s excited about the job”.
Jane Campion is to head up the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury of the 66th Festival de Cannes, a position held previously held by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman.
Here at Latam Film headquarters we couldn’t help ourselves to put together our predictions and we anticipate the following 20 films to be part of the future Cannes Film Festival line up, (more…)
Around 100,000 visitors will descend upon Guadalajara like Viking hordes from March 1 to 9, eager to catch screenings of hundreds of movies, documentaries and short films at one of Latin America’s most important cinematic events, Guadalajara’s 28th International Film Festival (FICG28).
Adding some cool Scandinavian flavor to complement the Mexican heat will be this year’s special guests: the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
A showcase for Mexican and Ibero-American cinema, the FICG is organized by the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), the National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) and the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (Imcine). It serves as a venue for creative exchange between filmmakers, critics, academics and audiences, as well as a forum for industry insiders to negotiate distribution deals. (more…)
Following the sell-out success of its first edition last year, the 2nd Argentine Film Festival, London will take place this coming April 17th – 21st, and will expand to 3 venues: Ritzy Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket.
The festival, which launches on Malbec World Day April 17th, will continue with the Ritzy as its flagship venue, where it will screen an expanded programme of 10 outstanding contemporary features from and about Argentina. (more…)
There were cheers for Chilean drama “Gloria” at the Berlin film festival on Sunday, partly out of relief as the annual cinema showcase finally got its first hit after a series of critical misses.
The touching story of a middle aged woman’s quest for love and adventure in modern-day Santiago drew comparisons to Woody Allen for the intimacy of the relationships and to Meryl Streep for the arresting performance of actress Paulina Garcia.
Garcia plays Gloria, a bespectacled 58-year-old divorcee whose children have left home and who goes out to singles night discos, where she dances and flirts and refuses to retreat quietly into the old age.
There she meets Rodolfo, a charming but complex former naval officer in his 60s, who sweeps her off her feet in a whirlwind romance that Gloria believes may turn into something permanent.
As they try to forge a lasting bond, their past lives constantly intrude, in what critics saw as a metaphor for Chile as it emerges from the dictatorship under Augusto Pinochet. (more…)
With compelling coming-of-age movies like Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “C.O.G.” and biting political dramas like Gael Garcia Bernal’s “No,” Latino stars brought fresh ideas to the lineup of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Filmmakers, actors and writers descended on Park City, Utah to showcase the best in independent film-making at the moment. Scroll down to take a look at Hollywood’s newest and most innovative stars.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Gael Garcia Bernal definitely made a statement at Sundance with two fiery films rooted in politics. His first film, “No,” depicts Pinochet-era Chile and an ad executive’s campaign to defeat his re-election bid. The film is already up for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film of the Year. His second film, “Who is Dayani Cristal?,” follows Bernal as he tries to uncover the identity of an anonymous body in the Arizona desert. The film touches on issues of U.S.- Mexico relations, immigration, border security and the value of a human life. (more…)