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…)

09/10/2013 at 6:53 pm 2 comments

San Sebastian @sansebastianfes : ‘Bad Hair’ @FilmPeloMalo Wins Golden Shell Award via @THR


Pelo malo film posterThe Caracas-set drama directed by Mariana Rondon was chosen by a unanimous jury decision.
Mariana Rondon’s drama Bad Hair, set in Caracas, won the Golden Shell at the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival Saturday by a unanimous jury decision.
Jury chairman Todd Haynes cited the Venezuelan-Peruvian and German production’s honest illustration of modern day cultural complexity  and a young boy’s emerging identity guided by his single mother. (more…)

02/10/2013 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

The Mexican Strand is officially open at @Raindance get your tickets!!! Full list of films and showing times here #MexicanRevolution


RAINDANCE-MEXICAN-STRAND-2013DISRUPTED UK PREMIERE
A powerful documentary, the heart of which is a conversation between 70 year old actress Dona Lilia Ortega and her daughter, Coral Bonelli, a cabaret performer who started her career as a male child actor, Fernando Ortega.
Trailer
Tuesday 1 October 6:15pm Book (more…)

27/09/2013 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Press Launch: Raindance Film Festival / Mexican Film Strand


RAINDANCE-MEXICAN-STRAND-2013Next Tuesday 3rd October Raindance will announce in a press conference the Official Selection for this year’e edition.

Mexico will be for the second year present with a programme of seven features and four shorts.
Films will be announced here.

01/09/2013 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

San Sebastian @sansebastianfes unveils Films in Progress: 6 films from Argentina, Chile and Colombia


Cine en Construccion San SebastianFilms in Progress 24 will run in San Sebastian from Sept 23-25 as part of the 61st edition of the festival. This year, for the first time, Films in Progress will last for three days to coincide with the II Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum.
The titles programmed for presentation in Films in Progress 24 are:
•    La comodidad en la distancia (Chile) Jorge Yacoman Saavedra
•    Historia del Miedo (Argentina-Uruguay-France-Germany) Benjamín Naishtat
•    Matar a un hombre (Chile-France) Alejandro Fernández Almendras
•    Nacimiento (Colombia) Martín Mejía Rugeles (more…)

23/08/2013 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

First round of Latin American Films selected at @sansebastianfes via @LatamFilm


61 festival san sebastian latinoNew Directors:

EL ÁRBOL MAGNÉTICO (THE MAGNETIC TREE)
ISABEL AYGUAVIVES (SPAIN – CHILE)
Spain-Chile co-production and first feature from the director Isabel Ayguavives about a young boy’s return to the country of his birth, Chile, after a long absence. The house in the country where he lived with his family is up for sale and they all gather to bid the place farewell. Their visit to the “magnetic tree”, a local curiosity with strange properties, will awaken almost forgotten feelings and affections in the boy.
LAS HORAS MUERTAS (THE EMPTY HOURS)
AARÓN FERNÁNDEZ (MEXICO – FRANCE – SPAIN)
The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle’s motel single-handed, renting rooms by the hour. That’s how he meets Miranda, a regular customer who goes there to wait for a lover who often arrives late, sparking a fleeting game of seduction between the two. (more…)

26/07/2013 at 3:27 pm 1 comment

Carte Blanche 2013: 7 Chilean films in post-production at Locarno @FilmFestLocarno via @LatamFilm tahnsk to @cinemachile


locarno film festival logoFor its third edition, the Festival del film Locarno’s Carte Blanche initiative, intended to offer a look at films in post-production from a different country every year, turns the spotlight on Chile. The selected works in progress, unseen at any other festival and not yet sold to international sales agents, will be shown to industry professionals during Locarno’s Industry Days event (10-12 August 2013). Carte Blanche is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Thanks to CinemaChile, the promotional agency for Chilean film and television, and the Valdivia International Film Festival’s AustraLab, this year Carte Blanche will present seven films in post-production, both fiction and documentary. CinemaChile’s executive director Constanza Arena will introduce directors and (more…)

26/07/2013 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

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