South American Renaissance at the BFI

06/07/2010 at 11:30 am Leave a comment


Madeinusa: Hugely original, exquisitely shot fable by gifted Peruvian Claudia Llosa.

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:

The Blondes
This compelling documentary follows the director’s investigation into her own parents’ disappearance during the Argentine dictatorship.
Bus 174
Shocking and sobering documentary which ponders the social conditions that turned a homeless street kid into a bus hijacker.
Central Station
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.
Crane World
Pablo Trapero’s auspicious debut charts an amiable Everyman’s attempt to restart his life in middle-age.
Dioses
Two spoilt siblings are observed with horror by their future stepmother, in a biting satire on Peruvian society’s social extremes.
Gigante
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.
Liverpool
A solitary sailor takes shore leave for a journey across a bleak, frozen Argentine landscape.
Lower City
Sexy love-triangle drama, set amongst the hustlers, criminals and prostitutes of Brazil’s colourful port city Salvador.
Madeinusa
Hugely original, exquisitely shot fable by gifted Peruvian Claudia Llosa.
The Magic Gloves
A droll satire on capitalism in post-2001 Buenos Aires.
Minimal Stories
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.
Nine Queens
A grifter hopes to make a mint out of counterfeit stamps.
Paraguayan Hammock
A timeless contemplation of morality and memory realised through painterly compositions and austere storytelling.
Play
An enigmatic private nurse finds a briefcase and starts to stalk its owner around Santiago.
Tony Manero
A dangerous middle-aged loner hopes to dance his way to fame in Pinochet’s Chile.
Whisky
A factory owner desperate to impress his estranged brother enlists his dour-faced manager to pretend to be his wife.

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