Posts tagged ‘Central Station’
Strong local box office is also adding to region’s rise.
From the New Argentine Cinema to Brazil’s steady supply of low-budget festival hits and Mexico’s new foreign filming incentives, there are elements that differentiate each of the Latin American film industries, but the region has never been more united.
“All Latin American countries have different strengths and weaknesses,” explains Hugo Villa, director of film production at the Mexican Film Institute. “Some have a larger and more experienced local industry, others have an emerging generation of financiers, or a huge base of college students on film related majors.” (more…)
Announcement of Pinewood Indomina Studios covering the growing Caribbean, South and Central American Markets
The Company has entered into a long term agreement with the Indomina Group, an investment managed by VICINI, a leading asset management company with investments in food and beverages, retail, energy, finance, tourism and real estate in the Caribbean and Central America. The agreement is for the operation of new film and television studios to be built in the Dominican Republic. Pinewood will receive annual fees for its sales and management services and an equity participation which accrues over time from 2013. The construction will be funded by the Indomina Group. This new venture, ‘Pinewood Indomina Studios’ is expected to commence initial operations in 2012.
The state of the art film and television production facilities will initially comprise 5,000 sq m of sound (more…)
A retired teacher reluctantly helps a young boy travel through Brazil in search of his father.
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Bit of a weird one, this. London’s British Film Institute has always, in my experience, been one of the most interesting and forward-looking arts venues – and not even just for film – in the city.
Huge disappointment, then, to see the line-up for the Latin American film season coming up in August; the imaginatively-titled South American Renaissance. It’s not that City of God, Lower City, Bus 174, or Central Station are bad films – far from it, in fact. And both the Argentinian ‘documentary’ The Blondes and Peruvian fable Madeinusa are intriguing films, (more…)