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Latino cinema shines at Wex


Courtesy of the Wexner Center Lorena Velazquez consorts with an extraterrestrial extra in the 1960 mexican sci-fi film, ‘The Ship of Monsters.’

The Wexner Center for the Arts is hosting Cinema Latino this month. The annual series spotlights Latin American filmmaking by showing some of the most popular films of the year as well as some classics.
All films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Countries with films being presented include Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.
Chris Stults, the associate curator of film and video at the Wexner Center, said selecting the films to show can be difficult because there are so many films to choose from.
“We try hard to present a nice variety of films in terms of theme and country represented,” he said.
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish (more…)

13/01/2011 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Latest News: Havana Film Festival Awards

During 11 days of retracing their steps through the streets of Havana in search of the best selections — in the drizzle, cold or sun — Cuban movie buffs enjoyed a worldwide panorama on celluloid.
We found ourselves in solidarity with an unemployed Brazilian father of a desperate family (perhaps that solidarity was stronger than ever given the concreteness of the issue these days), (more…)

17/12/2010 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

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

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. (more…)

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

Chilean film “Huacho” to participate in South Korean festival


"Haucho" Chilean Feature Film

The movie describes the social conflicts in Chile during the period of its modernization, and will be one of four Latin American films presented at the event.
The Chilean film “Huacho” will be one of the four Latin American movies that will compete at the Jeonju Cinema Festival, one of the most prestigious of South Korea. The event is scheduled to take place between 29 April and 7 May next, revealed the organizers of the event.
Eleven movies will be presented at the festival, among them, “Castro”, by the Argentine Alejo Moguillansky; “Crab Trap” (“El vuelco del cangrejo”), by the Colombian Óscar Ruiz Navia, and (more…)

21/10/2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

National Gallery of Art Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Concert, Films, and Spanish-Language Offerings

Film still from Alamar (Pedro González-Rubio, 2010, 35 mm, Spanish with subtitles, 73 minutes), to be shown at the National Gallery of Art on Saturday, September 18, as part of the GenMex: A New Generation of Cine Mexicano film series.
As Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, 2010, the National Gallery of Art presents an array of offerings honoring this rich and diverse cultural legacy. (more…)

17/09/2010 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Singapore Latin-American Film Festival

Singapore has been given the honor of hosting the Asian leg of the Latin-American Film Festival, bringing together the best of contemporary Latin American cinema. This year’s entries will feature a selection of challenging and thought-provoking pieces from Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Mexico. (more…)

08/09/2010 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Reminder: Hola Mexico Film Festival, April 29 – June 6, 2010

Since 2006, the Hola Mexico Film Festival, a traveling showcase of new and classic Mexican features and documentaries, has presented what Festival Director Samuel Douek calls, “The best Mexican cinema has to offer.” The program made its United States debut last year, unspooling in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. This year, Douek expands his festival to three additional American cities: Miami, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

The 2010 festival offers some fantastic Spanish-language films. Alamar (González-Rubio, 2009) is a beautifully crafted, intimate, and observational documentary/drama about a father bonding with his son and teaching him how to fish in Banco Chinchorro. But this study of both work and family also considers the bond between man and nature. Spectacularly photographed—the sequences on the fishing boat, in the coral reefs, and underwater are superb—this is a truly hypnotizing film. (more…)

03/05/2010 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Film mexicano Alamar gana Festival de Cinemateca uruguaya

El film mexicano Alamar, dirigido por Pedro González Rubio, recibió el galardón como mejor película del 28 Festival Cinematográfico Internacional de la Cinemateca de Uruguay, informaron hoy los organizadores.

Según la decisión del jurado, Alamar dominó “por su capacidad para presentar con naturalidad y sensibilidad una historia familiar, dentro del marco de una escenografía natural que la complementa y enriquece, resuelta con singular solvencia”.

La obra italiana Vincere, de Marco Bellochio, obtuvo el Premio Especial del jurado, mientras Suden, del argentino Gastón Solnicki, fue distinguido como mejor documental.

El galardón al mejor cortometraje fue compartido entre la holandesa Aléjate, de Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito, y la sueca Un amorío con muñecas, de Hans Montelius.

05/04/2010 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

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