Latin America wins big at 72nd Venice Film Festival

Films from Latin America won two of the top prizes at the 72nd Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas getting the Golden Lion best film award for “Desde Alla” (From Afar).

Vigas, who won for his first feature film, about a murky homosexual affair between a tough street hustler and a man who has a successful business making dentures, dedicated his award to his country.

“This is a bit of a surprise but I know it’s going to be very well received in the country where we’ve had some problems in the last years … I hope it is going to help,” Vigas said as he accepted the Golden Lion on the stage of the main festival cinema.

He added that he hoped his film’s victory might be a clarion call for greater cooperation among the region’s filmmakers. “I think that this is something we should do in South America,” he said.

Best director award went to Argentina’s Pablo Trapero for “El Clan” (The Clan),…(read)1441897459_376579_1441898602_noticia_normal



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Cannes @FdC_officiel anounces the 2014 Cinefondation and Short Films jury

CINÉFONDATION Cannes jury 2014The 2014 Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury will be presided by Abbas KIAROSTAMI (Iran), supported by directors Noémie LVOVSKY (France), Daniela THOMAS (Brazil), Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (Chad), and Joachim TRIER (Norway). (more…)

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64th @Berlinale : After a Successful 2013, World Cinema Fund Gets Off to a Smashing Start in 2014

Belinale 64 2014For the World Cinema Fund (WCF), 2013 proved to be an exceedingly successful year: the WCF-funded film Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons) by Emir Baigazin took home the Silver Bear at the last Berlinale.
Also the Berlinale 2014 could not have got off to a better start. For the first time two (more…)

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Thank you so much! Today is our 4th anniversary @LatamFilm

Thank you Latam FilmDear followers we would like to thank you for your kind support over the past four years.

Time flies and we couldn’t be more happy to have you as our partners in crime on our aim to support and promote Latin American Cinema.

Thank you so much for your unconditional support and we look forward for a brand new year full of good news and amazing projects.

Latam Team

Source: Latam Film

06/12/2013 at 5:58 pm Leave a comment

Canana Bows Branded Content Division via @Variety_Film

canana logo latamfilmIn its latest growth move, Mexico City/L.A-based Canana, the leading Latino production-distribution house founded by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, has launched a branded content division.
The new operation will produce short films and web series that engage viewers, have a narrative component and enhance brand image, Luna said. Eric Bonniot, formerly at Quentin Tarantino’s A Band Apart, is coming on board as a partner and exec producer at the division. (more…)

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Celebrate the Day of the Dead in true Mexican Style and join us 1- 2 Nov Mexican Gothic Films

DayoftheDead Web PosterForget Halloween, the Day of the Dead is about to hit London, as the Film Hub London part of the UK-wide initiative BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) – brings Mexican GOTHIC to Rich Mix this November 1st and 2nd with a range of thrilling films screenings and events as part of the Dia de los Muertos Experience, celebrating the afterlife in all its ghoulish glory.

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The Oscars are fast approching, Latin American Films for Best Foreign Language are… @LatAmFilm @TheAcademy

oscars_1Neighboring Sounds
Brazil. Directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho (Portuguese).

What Variety Said: From the opening credits of “Neighboring Sounds,” when the usual end-roll cast list appears before the first scene, auds know Kleber Mendonca Filho is looking to upend expectations. Once the pic proper begins, it’s equally clear this exceptionally talented helmer understands exactly what (more…)

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