Posts tagged ‘Latam film’
For the World Cinema Fund (WCF), 2013 proved to be an exceedingly successful year: the WCF-funded film Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons) by Emir Baigazin took home the Silver Bear at the last Berlinale.
Also the Berlinale 2014 could not have got off to a better start. For the first time two (more…)
In its latest growth move, Mexico City/L.A-based Canana, the leading Latino production-distribution house founded by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, has launched a branded content division.
The new operation will produce short films and web series that engage viewers, have a narrative component and enhance brand image, Luna said. Eric Bonniot, formerly at Quentin Tarantino’s A Band Apart, is coming on board as a partner and exec producer at the division. (more…)
The Caracas-set drama directed by Mariana Rondon was chosen by a unanimous jury decision.
Mariana Rondon’s drama Bad Hair, set in Caracas, won the Golden Shell at the 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival Saturday by a unanimous jury decision.
Jury chairman Todd Haynes cited the Venezuelan-Peruvian and German production’s honest illustration of modern day cultural complexity and a young boy’s emerging identity guided by his single mother. (more…)
San Sebastian @sansebastianfes unveils Films in Progress: 6 films from Argentina, Chile and Colombia
Films in Progress 24 will run in San Sebastian from Sept 23-25 as part of the 61st edition of the festival. This year, for the first time, Films in Progress will last for three days to coincide with the II Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum.
The titles programmed for presentation in Films in Progress 24 are:
• La comodidad en la distancia (Chile) Jorge Yacoman Saavedra
• Historia del Miedo (Argentina-Uruguay-France-Germany) Benjamín Naishtat
• Matar a un hombre (Chile-France) Alejandro Fernández Almendras
• Nacimiento (Colombia) Martín Mejía Rugeles (more…)
EL ÁRBOL MAGNÉTICO (THE MAGNETIC TREE)
ISABEL AYGUAVIVES (SPAIN – CHILE)
Spain-Chile co-production and first feature from the director Isabel Ayguavives about a young boy’s return to the country of his birth, Chile, after a long absence. The house in the country where he lived with his family is up for sale and they all gather to bid the place farewell. Their visit to the “magnetic tree”, a local curiosity with strange properties, will awaken almost forgotten feelings and affections in the boy.
LAS HORAS MUERTAS (THE EMPTY HOURS)
AARÓN FERNÁNDEZ (MEXICO – FRANCE – SPAIN)
The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. On the desolate coast of Veracruz, young Sebastián, 17, has to run his uncle’s motel single-handed, renting rooms by the hour. That’s how he meets Miranda, a regular customer who goes there to wait for a lover who often arrives late, sparking a fleeting game of seduction between the two. (more…)
2013 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL @TIFF_NET REVEALS FIRST ROUND OF HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED GALAS AND SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS, Highlight of Latin American Films
Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, unveiled the first round of titles (16 Galas and 55 Special Presentations) set to premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival® including 40 world premieres.
The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 to 15, 2013.
American Dreams in China Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Hong Kong/China North American Premiere
The Art of the Steal Jonathan Sobol, Canada World Premiere (more…)
More NEWS from #cannes la @semainecannes selects Brazilian Short Film “Pátio” by Ali Muritiba @ALYMURITIBA
The 52e Semaine de la Critique 2013 has announced the short films that will compete for the Discovery Award which will be awarded to one of the short films in Competition by the Jury.
Just one film will run in this category representing the Latin American Cinema with the Brazilian Short Film “Pátio” by Aly Muritiba. (more…)