Posts tagged ‘LATIN AMERICAN FILM’
This ground-level report on gang life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro exploded with thrilling and terrible force. An electrifying piece of cinema packed full of visual invention and dazzling set-pieces, it owes a debt to Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and audaciously pays it off. Though it unfolds at an exhilarating pace and crackles with danger, the film never allows itself to become seduced by the abundant violence of favela life. Instead, it keeps its lens trained on the attendant horrors, which mount up as the narrative jumps forward in time. What is most horrifying of all is how those caught up in the violence – victims and perpetrators alike – keep getting younger and younger.
Rio will become the meeting point of cinephiles and film industry professionals from around the world during Festival do Rio 2010 (Rio International Film Festival), the 12th edition of Latin America’s biggest film festival, which kicks off on Thursday, September 23rd for an ambitious two week run.
Over 300 films from more than sixty countries will be screened (more…)
New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Argentina showcasing five films by Argentine independent filmmakers.
Tuesday, August 17, at 10:00 am to 9:30 pm
About the Films:
Luna de Avellaneda, also known as Avellaneda’s Moon in English, is an Argentine feature film directed by Juan Jose Campanella, winner of 2009 Best Director Oscar Foreign Language Film award (more…)
My Name is Maria
Animation / Spain / 4 min.
Maria is six years old and she is working on her first school composition. (more…)
In the 1970s, under a brutal military dictatorship, thousands of Argentineans were “disappeared” by the violent hand of the political regime. A disproportionate number of Jews were among the victims, (more…)
The city’s premier Latino film festival, showcasing more than 100 feature movies, documentaries and shorts in its 11th edition, gets underway next Tuesday.
Running through Aug. 1, the New York International Latino Film Festival will host most of its screenings at the Clearview Cinemas Chelsea and the School of Visual Arts, both on W. 23rd St. For a full schedule.
Here are some highlights: (more…)
In “Alamar,” a luminous semi-documentary film that plays on the border of reality and fiction, Natan Machado Palombini, a young boy, goes on an enchanted expedition with his father to the Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral reef in Mexico. The bonding of the son and his father, Jorge Machado, a lean, mustachioed Mexican fisherman who will return Natan to his Italian mother at the end of the trip, portrays a tender, ritualistic passing of knowledge, experience and love from one generation to the next. (more…)
Drama / Spain / 9 min.
Fatum is the boundless force of opposition against free will…He himself is but the toy of his fears. (more…)
A ilha (The Island)
Directed by Alê Camargo.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 9 min.
Os inquilinos (The Tenants)
Directed by Sergio Bianchi. With Fernando Alves Pinto, Zezeh Barbosa, Caio Blat.
Bianchi’s richly detailed excavation of society’s fear of and fascination with violence—from television’s constant stream of near pornographic mayhem to venomous suspicion between neighbors, petty feuds within married couples, and quarreling among children—is an indictment of the lowest human impulses.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 103 min.
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 8:00 p.m. , Theater 1, T1
Reidy, a construção da utopia (Reidy, Building Utopia)
Directed by Ana Maria Magalhães.
Magalhães’s documentary follows the trajectory of architect and urbanist Affonso Eduardo Reidy, who turned Rio de Janeiro into a modern city with such projects as the Museum of Modern Art and the Flamengo Embankment.
In Portuguese; English subtitles. 77 min.