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Guillermo del Toro promises ‘different’ take on ‘The Incredible Hulk’
Guillermo del Toro says his forthcoming TV version of The Incredible Hulk will be very different from the super hero’s previous outings. The Mexican director is working on a serialised version of Marvel’s iconic character with Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick and he has dropped hints about what the pair have planned. He said: “One of the points of this project early on with Marvel was, ‘we’re going to do this thing different, and here’s how. Are you interested?’ And they were.” (more…)
MEXICAN director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) is equally at ease with Hollywood and the arthouse, with popular culture and high art, and he’s an unabashed devotee of cinema, an eloquent advocate for the films he loves. His passions, not surprisingly, are as unpredictable and wide-ranging as his movies. When he was invited to curate a program for the forthcoming La Mirada Film Festival, which focuses on Spanish-language cinema, he decided to choose ”strange, unconventional films” that have particular significance for him – (more…)
“Latin American cinema has reinvented itself once again” said Carlos Gutierrez, co-founding director of Cinema Tropical. Throughout the last ten years, Latin American filmmakers have established themselves as ambitious and clearly discernable voices in the cinematographic landscape.
This was the reason, according to Gutierrez, for bringing to life the first ever Cinema Tropical AWARDS that will be presented today at the TimesCenter in New York City. The presentation will honor ten distinguished film productions from the region.
Gutiérrez believes this is truly an exciting moment for Latin American cinema. An extensive list of young filmmakers has emerged from and gained international acclaim for their diverse, artistic, and innovative work. New York based Cinema Tropical—an established purveyor of Latin American cinema—hopes this cutting edge event will have international impact and will help draw even more attention to the creative output from Latin America.
This October, Cinema Tropical has organized a series of events celebrating Latin American cinema that kicked off last week with an insightful panel discussion with Chilean director Sebastián Silva (The Maid). It also includes the publication of a book of essays about the nominated films, a product of a special partnership between Cinema Tropical and Jorge Pinto Books.
The highlight of the ten-day program will be tonight’s AWARDS ceremony, with Triple nominated Lucrecia Martel from Argentina and Mexican director Carlos Reygadas to attend. (more…)
The words “blockbuster,” “Oscar,” and “sold out” don’t always enter into the genre of foreign film. But they did in Latin American movie-making in the last decade. Two films starring Mexican heart throb Gael García Bernal—the 2000 thriller Amores Perros and the 2001 romp about a romantic road trip, Y Tu Mamá También—raked in millions in their first weeks on the screen. City of God, the 2002 Brazilian film from directorial duo Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, received four Academy Award nominations and had a later life as a TV show. Guillermo del Toro’s El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth), which looks at Spanish fascism through a magic realism lense, got three Oscars for his film in 2007. (more…)
One of North America’s oldest film events will once again take over the AMC River East theaters for its annual celebration of the best and brightest in World Cinema: a staggering 122 feature films, seven short film showcases, seven panels and three tributes to actor Forest Whitaker, filmmaker and novelist Guillermo Del Toro and producer Paula Wagner.
Some of the festival’s highlights have already made the rounds of the most important film festivals and will soon land at a multiplex or indie house near you: Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” John Wells’ “The Company Men,” Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest,” and Stephen Frears’ “Tamara Drewe,” for example. Other films, like the ones showcased in the “Cinema of the Americas” program, may never reach our theaters.
Latin America is represented by 14 films from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and a co-production between Costa Rica and (more…)
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is glad to announce its opening and closing films for this year’s festival.
As Colombia is our guest country this year, VLAFF will have the honour to open with a great Colombian film, LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO, directed by the young director Ciro Guerra. LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO was part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2010, being the first Colombian film in this selection in 11 years (the last one was La Vendedora de Rosas by Victor Gaviria). LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO has been presented in a number of international film festivals and has won awards at the Bogota, Cartagena, Cannes and Santa Barbara Film Festivals.
For our closing night VLAFF will screen a film co-produced by Colombia, Mexico and Spain. RABIA, directed by the Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastian Cordero and was produced by the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro. RABIA premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, won best film at the Malaga Film Festival and the special jury prize at the Tokyo Film Festival.
VLAFF welcomes LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO and RABIA, leading a great selection of films from over 15 countries.
American actor Matt Dillon was the star attraction at the opening of the 25th Guadalajara International Film Festival. Flash bulbs popping as he strode down the red carpet, he said all the right things, even proclaiming his love for the city. But many for cinema industry insiders, his presence was something of a sideshow.
“I’ve no idea why he was here,” Variety film critic Robert Koehler told the Reporter. “I think they just picked a Hollywood star to bring down and give him a prize.”
The star of films such as The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, You, Crash and There’s Something about Mary won the “International Prize” and admitted he wasn’t sure what the award was or why he won it.
The 46-year-old New Rochelle, New York native gave a press conference in which he called Guadalajara “the most Mexican city in the world.” Dillon also admitted last time he was in town he wandered “from cantina to cantina.” (more…)