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This ground-level report on gang life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro exploded with thrilling and terrible force. An electrifying piece of cinema packed full of visual invention and dazzling set-pieces, it owes a debt to Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and audaciously pays it off. Though it unfolds at an exhilarating pace and crackles with danger, the film never allows itself to become seduced by the abundant violence of favela life. Instead, it keeps its lens trained on the attendant horrors, which mount up as the narrative jumps forward in time. What is most horrifying of all is how those caught up in the violence – victims and perpetrators alike – keep getting younger and younger.
Vuelve a la Vida/Back to Life (Mexico, 2010)
Starring Robyn Sidney and John Grillo
Directed by Carlos Hagerman
Have you ever had a film just fill you with so much hope and goodness that as soon as you leave the theater you want to stop everyone on the street and say, “You HAVE TO see this movie!”? That’s exactly what I felt immediately after the screening of Carlos Hagerman’s “Vuelve a la Vida,” (the name of a ceviche so good it cures hangovers). It is a documentary about a model, a scuba diver, a shark and the legendary shark hunt that epitomized what it is to live in and be from Alcapulco, Mexico.
This is the story of Perro Largo (Long Dog), an Alcapulco legend, known for his aquatic prowess, machismo and charm; as told by those who knew and loved him and were a part of a great shark hunt in November of 1975.
Hagerman came across the story via Perro Largo’s step-son John Grillo, and both he and Grillo were attempting to make a huge Hollywood production based on the legend. But a funny thing happened as they gathered first-person accounts from El Perro’s f (more…)
The event is part of the official calendar of the city of Itamaracá ANCINE and is recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Audiovisual Department, APEX and local governments as a real platform for communication between business and media, professionals and companies investing in audiovisual. The competitive exhibition will be held in downtown preservation of Manatee with short and long competing for prize Xiquito In the central plaza of the Pillar and will appear at Fort Orange recent film productions of great public and critical success, besides the show. The MarketPlace, with panel discussions and business meetings (more…)
The veteran producer, whose credits include ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’ and ‘Selena,’ talks about his film company, Maya Entertainment, and his plans for building a nationwide movie theater chain.
On the walls of his office on the second floor of the Los Angeles Center Studios, veteran filmmaker and Latino activist Moctesuma Esparza displays posters from some of the dozens of movies and TV series he has produced in his career.
Maya Indie Film Series: Diego Luna / Ana De La Reguera / Jimmy Smits / America Ferrera… and many more!
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My Name is Maria
Animation / Spain / 4 min.
Maria is six years old and she is working on her first school composition. (more…)
07 de mayo de 2010 Managua
Con enorme éxito de público fue estrenado aquí el filme La Yuma, el primer largometraje de ficción nicaragüense realizado en más de dos décadas.
En su premier nacional, espectadores de todas las edades colmaron la víspera las salas capitalinas donde fue exhibida la cinta, galardonada desde finales del pasado año en numerosos certámenes cinematográficos.
Realizada por Florence Jaugey, cineasta francesa radicada en Nicaragua, La Yuma tiene en su rol protagónico a la actriz Alma Blanco, nicaragüense radicada en Italia, quien ha sido ya laureada en cuatro festivales internacionales por su actuación en la cinta.
La película relata la historia de una joven de los barrios populares de Managua que sueña con cambiar su vida a través del boxeo.
En su aún corta historia, la cinta ha sido galardonada en los festivales de Málaga, España, y Cartagena, Colombia, entre otros, y en diciembre pasado recibió la Mención honorífica en la categoría Opera Prima del 31 Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, en La Habana.