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NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA – (14 to 28 November, Star and Shadow Cinema)
From 14 to 28 November, the Star and Shadow Cinema will be showing a selection of 5 incredible and surprising films from Latin America, from 2003 until 2009. Not very well known and sometimes never distributed in the UK before, they have all won great prizes at film festivals around the world, and show a new image of Latin America.
Sunday 14th November – 7:30 p.m. – Film: The Headless Woman (ARGENTINA, 2008) Incredible reviews for the latest film from the most talented Argentinian director at the moment, Lucrecia Martel. “Disturbing and deeply mysterious, this tale of ghosts and guilt is nothing short of a masterpiece” – THE GUARDIAN. A puzzling film about a woman haunted with the fear that she might have killed someone when driving her car. (more…)
“Latin American cinema has reinvented itself once again” said Carlos Gutierrez, co-founding director of Cinema Tropical. Throughout the last ten years, Latin American filmmakers have established themselves as ambitious and clearly discernable voices in the cinematographic landscape.
This was the reason, according to Gutierrez, for bringing to life the first ever Cinema Tropical AWARDS that will be presented today at the TimesCenter in New York City. The presentation will honor ten distinguished film productions from the region.
Gutiérrez believes this is truly an exciting moment for Latin American cinema. An extensive list of young filmmakers has emerged from and gained international acclaim for their diverse, artistic, and innovative work. New York based Cinema Tropical—an established purveyor of Latin American cinema—hopes this cutting edge event will have international impact and will help draw even more attention to the creative output from Latin America.
This October, Cinema Tropical has organized a series of events celebrating Latin American cinema that kicked off last week with an insightful panel discussion with Chilean director Sebastián Silva (The Maid). It also includes the publication of a book of essays about the nominated films, a product of a special partnership between Cinema Tropical and Jorge Pinto Books.
The highlight of the ten-day program will be tonight’s AWARDS ceremony, with Triple nominated Lucrecia Martel from Argentina and Mexican director Carlos Reygadas to attend. (more…)
The words “blockbuster,” “Oscar,” and “sold out” don’t always enter into the genre of foreign film. But they did in Latin American movie-making in the last decade. Two films starring Mexican heart throb Gael García Bernal—the 2000 thriller Amores Perros and the 2001 romp about a romantic road trip, Y Tu Mamá También—raked in millions in their first weeks on the screen. City of God, the 2002 Brazilian film from directorial duo Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, received four Academy Award nominations and had a later life as a TV show. Guillermo del Toro’s El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), which looks at Spanish fascism through a magic realism lense, got three Oscars for his film in 2007. (more…)
The British Film Institute in London is currently presenting the film series “South American Renaissance” showcasing some of the most representative films from the region from the past few years. The series that runs through August 31st at the BFI‘s Southbank theater is presenting Martín Rejtman‘s Los guantes mágicos (The Magic Gloves); Paz Encina‘s Hamaca paraguaya (Paraguayan Hammock); Lisandro Alonso‘s Liverpool; Lucrecia Martel‘s La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman); Jose Padilha‘s Bus 174 and Pablo Stoll and Juan Pablo Rebella‘s Whisky, among other films from Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.
A factory owner desperate to impress his estranged brother enlists his dour-faced manager to pretend to be his wife.
9 Aug 18:20
10 Aug 18:20