Posts tagged ‘latin american cinema’
2010 / Mexico / 35mm / Color / 82 min
Directed by Diego Luna
Sundance Film Festival (USA, 2010)
Mute Abel is no ordinary nine-year-old. He is coming home after spending time in a psychiatric facility, having reacted badly to his father’s disappearance two years earlier. Then suddenly Abel decides to speak again and alarmingly reinvents himself as the patriarch of the house. When his father suddenly reappears, however, the a (more…)
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Alejandro A. Riera, of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, on giving Latin American cinema the respect it deserves
As we celebrate our third year with GFI, Global Lens Series Manager Jeremy Quist asked me to reflect on the state of Latin American film distribution in the United States. And the more I thought about the subject, I found myself asking: When will Latin American cinema get the respect it deserves?
Yes, our cinema has an illustrious history that dates back to the silent era and includes such high points as the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema; the rise of Brazil’s Cinema Novo movement in the 50s and 60s; the emergence of post-Revolutionary Cuban cinema in the 60s and 70s; and, more recently, what some critics describe as the “New Argentinean Cinema.” And yet, even when countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela — not exactly film production powerhouses — are coming out with powerfully moving visual (more…)
A special program organized in conjunction with the exhibition Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World. Hosted by Edward James Olmos, actor, producer, director and community activist, and curated by Marlene Dermer, co-director of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), this two-day film program, explores themes from the exhibition through (more…)
The 10 animated short films, picked from the longlist of 44, which will advance in the voting stage are:
Dimanche/Sunday, dir Patrick Doyon, (National Film Board of Canada)
Luminaris, dir Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZtudio) (more…)
It’s hard to name a specific year as the launching-point of the renaissance that Latin American cinema has experienced over the past decade. What is hardly debatable, however, is the significant increase in exposure and presence that the cinema from that region has accomplished in such a time-span. The last ten years have proved to be tremendously influential for Latin American films and the people who make them, providing opportunities that were unimaginable a generation before. Previously hindered by an imposing multitude of production difficulties, the films that were able to get made would face the near impossible task of finding screens at home and abroad. This is hardly the case today, and New (more…)
The Museum of Modern Art, May 4-16, 2011
Featuring the One-Week Theatrical Release of HISTORIAS EXTRAORDINARIAS and a Special Ten-Year Anniversary Screening of 25 WATTS
The Museum of Modern Art is honoring the work of the New York-based non-profit media arts organization Cinema Tropical with a program of acclaimed Latin American films promoted by Cinema Tropical in the past decade. This film series celebrates not only the work of the organization, but also an extraordinary decade of Latin American film. The past ten years have witnessed an unexpected and astonishing film renaissance throughout Latin America. Largely influenced and inspired by the experience of the so-called New Argentine Cinema and propelled by creative hybrid models of production, a young and enthusiast generation of filmmakers are drastically changing how the region is seen and represented on the big screen. (more…)
One of our favorite foreign films at Sundance was All Your Dead Ones, directed by Colombia’s Carlos Moreno. It’s a slightly absurdist fable in which a poor farmer finds a pile of dead bodies dumped in his field on election day. The story is slow-moving but powerful, the acting is wonderful (especially by lead Alvaro Rodriguez and by Jorge Herrema as the mayor), and the cinematography is marvelous (the film won a Special Jury award for cinematography). Moreno sat (more…)
The Wexner Center for the Arts is hosting Cinema Latino this month. The annual series spotlights Latin American filmmaking by showing some of the most popular films of the year as well as some classics.
All films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Countries with films being presented include Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.
Chris Stults, the associate curator of film and video at the Wexner Center, said selecting the films to show can be difficult because there are so many films to choose from.
“We try hard to present a nice variety of films in terms of theme and country represented,” he said.
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish (more…)
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 6, announced its lineup Thursday morning. The 26th edition of the festival will feature films representing 49 countries and numerous premieres.
The festival kicks off at the Arlington Theatre on Thursday, the 27th with the U.S. premiere of “Sarah’s Key,” directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and starring Kristin Scott Thomas. Both the filmmaker and (more…)