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A festival brings films from Latin America to Vienna

Among the 23 films are the oscar-nominated one by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, “Biutiful“, “La Vida de los Peces” by Matias Bize, which lately got the Goya-award for the best Latin American film, and “La Nana“, which got 24 awards all over the world. The festival has special programmes about Nicaragua and with musical films. It starts on the 31st of March with “La Yuma“, the first film made in Nicaragua in the last 20 years, director Florence Jaugey will be in the inauguration. (more…)

31/03/2011 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Javier Bardem nominated for an Oscar – Best Actor for “Biutiful”

Spanish actor, Javier Bardem, proves he remains a darling of Hollywood with the news that he has been nominated in the Best Actor category for this year’s Oscars. It comes for his role in the Mexican film, ‘Biutiful’ and is his third nomination.
His first was in 2000 for ‘Antes que anochezca’ and then he won the gong in 2007 for his role in the Coen brothers film ‘No Country for Old Men’
The film he stars in this year, from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is also in the final nominations for Best Film in a Foreign Language, but the Spanish candidate in the category from Iciar Bollaín, ‘También la Lluvia’ has missed out.
The gala takes place on February 27.

25/01/2011 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

Hefty Latin American Presence in this Year’s Nominations to Spain’s Goya Awards

The Spanish Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España) announced today the nominees for its annual Goya Awards which have an important Latin American component. The Mexican/Spanish co-production Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu earned eight nominations to the Awards, none for Best Film or Director though; whilst the film Lope directed by Brazilian filmmaker Andrucha Waddington was nominated for seven awards mostly in the technical categories, including the nomination for Best Song for Que el soneto nos tome por sorpresa composed by Uruguayan musician Jorge Drexler.
Additionally Iciar Bollaín‘s film También la lluvia / Even the Rain, shot in Bolivia and starring Gael García Bernal, was nominated for awards -none for the Mexican actor though. For Best (more…)

14/01/2011 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Film festival shows contrasts of Mexico’s drug war


Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu, left, and Spanish actor Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the Morelia International Film Festival in Morelia, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 16, 2010.

From afar it seems like Baghdad: car bombs, beheadings and corrupt politicians.
Up close, Mexico remains magical and picturesque in parts, feeling oddly safe even in the hardest-fought territories of the drug war.
The 8th annual International Film Festival opened Saturday in the drug-plagued state of Michoacan to its largest turnout ever, drawing the contrast that defines Mexico today.
Only blocks from the site where a 2008 grenade attack killed eight people, hundreds lined the red carpet to squeal at one of Hollywood’s leading men, Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem. Unlike the Jonas Brothers in the drug-war-ravaged city of Monterrey, no one canceled – organizers say – for a festival that also features Hollywood blockbuster director Robert Rodriguez and Monty Python funnyman-turned-director Terry Gilliam.
“I’m waiting to see the bad side of Morelia,” Gilliam told reporters Sunday. “Since I’ve been in Morelia, I’ve been blown away by the architecture. It’s such a beautiful place.”
Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, whose film “Biutiful” starring Bardem opened the festival, acknowledged to a full auditorium in cocktail attire that his homeland is seeing a difficult time.
He told The Associated Press on Sunday that violence in Mexico appears to be out control. But culture and education are very powerful weapons in the war against it.
“These are very powerful acts of resistance. I think the seed or the root of what we’re experiencing is a (more…)

24/10/2010 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Javier Bardem Gets Emotional in ‘Biutiful’ International Trailer

The first full trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed film “Biutiful” has been made available for viewing pleasure. Though it is cheap in sharing the dialog, the video’s narration by Javier Bardem‘s Uxbal explains that his life is controlled by fate which keeps changing direction.

Little is known about the storyline but the film centers its story on a man embroiled in shady dealings who is confronted by a childhood friend, now a policeman. Sensing the danger of death, Uxbal tries to reconcile with love and save his children, as he tries to save himself.  Click here for trailer.

20/07/2010 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

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