South American Renaissance at the BFI
BFI is preparing a new Latin American season entitled South American Renaissance. Local stories with universal appeal from a film industry that has been blossoming over the last decade.
We will be posting daily updates about the movies being shown.
Here are al the movies that conform the programme:
This compelling documentary follows the director’s investigation into her own parents’ disappearance during the Argentine dictatorship.
Shocking and sobering documentary which ponders the social conditions that turned a homeless street kid into a bus hijacker.
A retired teacher reluctantly helps a young boy travel through Brazil in search of his father.
Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
Two intrepid travellers sell aspirin in rural Brazil in the 1940s.
City of God
A sprawling, spellbinding chronicle of a Rio favela under the thumb of heavily armed drug gangs.
Pablo Trapero’s auspicious debut charts an amiable Everyman’s attempt to restart his life in middle-age.
Two spoilt siblings are observed with horror by their future stepmother, in a biting satire on Peruvian society’s social extremes.
A supermarket security guard is drawn to a cleaner he observes on his video security monitors.
The Headless Woman
Lucrecia Martel’s compelling psychological thriller follows a middle-class woman in the aftermath of a car accident.
A solitary sailor takes shore leave for a journey across a bleak, frozen Argentine landscape.
Sexy love-triangle drama, set amongst the hustlers, criminals and prostitutes of Brazil’s colourful port city Salvador.
Hugely original, exquisitely shot fable by gifted Peruvian Claudia Llosa.
The Magic Gloves
A droll satire on capitalism in post-2001 Buenos Aires.
Three stories of individuals in search of a dream, beautifully performed by a largely non-professional cast.
The Motorcycle Diaries
Walter Salles’s wonderful road movie follows Che Guevara’s consciousness-raising journey around 1950s South America.
A grifter hopes to make a mint out of counterfeit stamps.
A timeless contemplation of morality and memory realised through painterly compositions and austere storytelling.
An enigmatic private nurse finds a briefcase and starts to stalk its owner around Santiago.
A dangerous middle-aged loner hopes to dance his way to fame in Pinochet’s Chile.
A factory owner desperate to impress his estranged brother enlists his dour-faced manager to pretend to be his wife.
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