Posts tagged ‘BFI London Film Festival’

Latin American Films playing at the ‪@BFI‬ London Film Festival (Mexico full list)


After Lucia
Después de Lucía
Director-Screenwriter Michel Franco
Producer Michel Franco, Marco Polo Constandse, Elias Menassé, Fernando Rovzar
With Tessa Ia, Hernán Mendoza, Gonzálo Vega Sisto
Mexico 2012
102 mins

A harrowing and all too believable film looking at the relationship between a father and daughter.
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11/10/2012 at 6:11 pm 1 comment

Latin American Films playing at the ‪@BFI‬ London Film Festival (Colombia)


La Sirga

Director-Screenwriter William Vega
Producer Oscar Ruiz Navia, Diana Bustamante
With Joghis Arias, Julio César Roble, David Fernando Guacas
Colombia-France-Mexico 2012
89 mins

William Vega’s debut feature is an intense, elliptical drama that develops in a wildly evocative setting.
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11/10/2012 at 5:37 pm 2 comments

Latin American Films playing at the ‪@BFI‬ London Film Festival (Chile full list)


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Director Pablo Larraín
Producer Juan de Dios Larraín, Daniel Dreifuss
Screenwriter Pedro Peirano
With Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco
Chile-USA-Mexico 2012
118 mins

A brash, smooth-talking advertising executive is appointed by the opposing coalition to spearhead the ‘no’ campaign in the Chilean 1988 referendum.
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11/10/2012 at 5:17 pm 3 comments

Latin American Films playing at the ‪@BFI‬ London Film Festival (Brazil full list)


The Great Kilapy
O Grande Kilapy
Director Zézé Gamboa
Producer Fernando Vendrell
Screenwriter Luís Carlos Patraquim, Luís Alvarães
With Lázaro Ramos, João Lagarto, Pedro Hossi
Portugal-Brazil-Angola 2012
102 mins

Angolan filmmaker Zézé Gamboa offers a quirky political observation of the lives and passions of flawed characters set in Luanda and Lisbon.
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11/10/2012 at 4:55 pm 4 comments

Latin American Films playing at the ‪@BFI‬ London Film Festival (Argentina full list)


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Director Pablo Stoll Ward
Producer Fernando Epstein, Agustina Chiarino
Screenwriter Gonzalo Delgado Galiana, Pablo Stoll Ward
With Humberto de Vargas, Sara Bessio, Anaclara Ferreyra Palfy
Uruguay-Argentina-Germany-Chile 2012
119 mins

Uruguayan director Pablo Stoll crafts a stylish, droll tale of a dysfunctional family who can’t be honest about what they want.
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11/10/2012 at 4:30 pm 5 comments

BFI London Film Festival: A World Away From the Mundane Mainstream


With so few features from outside of the United States and Europe securing a theatrical release in this country, it is vital that festivals continue to showcase pictures from Latin America, Asia and Africa. No British event is as committed to world cinema as the BFI London Film Festival and the 54th selection is typically diverse and distinguished.
From Quebec to Patagonia, the contribution from the Americas is particularly strong this year, with Xavier Dolan’s Heartbeats confirming the good impression that he made at the tender age of 21 with How I Killed My Mother (2009). Indeed, he also takes the lead in this Montreal variation on François Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (1961), as he competes with gal pal Monia Chokri for the affections of new-in-town Niels Schneider. Seething with catty lines and camply hip visuals that owe as much to Wong Kar-wai, François Ozon and Christophe Honoré as the nouvelle vague, this achingly stylish paean to unrequited lust peppers the action with vox pops to emphasise its dramatic points. However, it’s the fond rivalry between Dolan and Chokri (that eventually brings them to blows during a stay in the (more…)

25/10/2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Brazilian Cinema: Alberto Cavalcanti Retrospective at the BFI


Alberto de Almeida Cavalcanti. The name is imposing, though it was often shortened in credits to Cavalcanti, as if he were, in Charles Drazin’s phrase, ‘a great magician or circus performer’. He was, in fact, a magician of cinema, and practised his conjuring in an astonishingly itinerant career. Born in 1897 to an aristocratic family, he followed architectural studies in Geneva with life in Paris, vortex of modern art. By the mid 1920s he was directing French avant-garde films. Commercial talkies followed. Feeling boxed in, he (more…)

18/07/2010 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

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