New Latin American Cinema at Newcastle Upon Tyne from next 14th November

12/11/2010 at 11:25 am Leave a comment


La Perrera

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.Thursday 18th November – 7:30 p.m. – Film: Hiroshima (URUGUAY, 2009)
One of the favourite films of the Star and Shadow Cinema at the last Rotterdam Festival, the film is best described as a silent musical: no dialogue is heard at all throughout the film, but music from unsigned Uruguay rock/metal/psychedelic bands make the film fly. Stunning, surrealist, weird, refreshing, beautiful – dare we say it – revolutionary. 24 hours in the life of a singer with autistic tendencies. Never distributed in the UK before.

Sunday 21st November – 7:30 p.m. – Film: Alamar (MEXICO, 2009)
A visual poem in the stunning setting of the 2nd largest coral reef in the world, where a father shows his 5 year old boy how to go fishing. Not cheesy or emotional at all, between documentary and fiction, this little gem has won prizes at the most prestigious film festivals, and includes incredibly beautiful shots of water, nature, and under-water scenes.

Thursday 25th November – 7:30 p.m. – Film: The Dog Pound (La Perrera, URUGUAY, 2006)
Winner of the Best Film Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and elected Best Uruguayan Film of 2006 by the country’s Association of Film Critics, this is a slow and contemplative film about David, a 25-year-old who loves smoking pot, and has a heroic capacity for doing nothing. Tragicomedy of a slacker, shot on 16mm.

Sunday 28th November – 7:30 p.m. – Film: Whisky (URUGAY, 2003)
Multi-awarded at some of the most prestigious international film festivals (Cannes, Tokyo, Chicago, Peru, Spain, etc), this is a very subtle comedy about human communication, or the impossibility of it. The owner of a sock factory asks one of his employees to act as his wife during the visit of his brother.  “A deliciously funny, beautifully acted, bone-dry comedy” – TIME OUT

THE STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA
Stepney Bank, In the Ouseburn/Byker
In front of the Tanners Arms
NE1 2NP
Near Manors Metro Station

Source: Stephanie Oswald

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