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Benicio Del Toro in Cuba to Direct Segment for ‘Seven Days in Havana’


The actor makes his helming debut with the collective film, whose other participating filmmakers include Julio Medem, Laurent Cantet, Pablo Trapero, Gaspar Noe, Elia Suleiman, and Juan Carlos Tabio.
Puerto Rican Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro arrived in Cuba earlier this week to direct a segment in the collective film Seven Days in Havana.
Del Toro’s first time as a director will be a documentary featuring an American actor traveling to the island for a seminar. The doc was first presented in December during the New Latin American Film Festival in Havana and will be supported by production companies Full House (France) and Morena Films (Spain). With a 3 (more…)

04/03/2011 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Film of the week: “Carancho” (words by the director Pablo Trapero)


Cine Las Americas is pleased to announce the first in a series of screenings for the “Cine Las Americas Signature Series” at the Alamo Drafthouse.  This series will feature regular advance premieres of the greatest Spanish and Portuguese language releases, bringing to Austin audiences some of the newest and greatest titles all year round.

CARANCHO
a film by Pablo Trapero
Argentina / Chile / France / South Korea
107 minutes , 35mm, Color
Starring Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber,
Jose Luis Arias, Fabio Ronzano

Sosa (Ricardo Darín, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan (Martina Gusman, LION’S DEN) is a young, idealistic country (more…)

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

Today at the Atlanta 25th Annual Latin American Film Festival


 

Carancho

Carancho
October 30, 2010, 8 p.m.
An ambulance-chasing lawyer named Sosa (Ricardo Darín) and a twenty-something emergency room doctor, Luján (Martina Gusman), meet among the twisted carnage of a car crash. He’s caught up in shady insurance schemes but anxious to find a way to come clean; she’s ambitious and capable, but takes the edge off of sleep deprivation and adrenaline jitters with a regular fix. In Pablo Trapero‘s electrifying thriller neither conscience nor love comes without cost, and corruption casts an omnipresent shadow. Upon its debut at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Twitch’s Todd Brown wrote, ”Trapero serves notice here that he is one of the very best (more…)

30/10/2010 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

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

Latin America Presente at Chicago International Film Fest


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…)

06/10/2010 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

AFI Latin American Film Fest Opens with “Revolution;” Closes in and with “October”


An image from Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas's "Linha de Passe."

AFI has announced their complete lineup for the 2010 AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD.
The fest will open on September 21 with “Revolution,” a shorts compilation commissioned by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, featuring some of Mexico’s leading contemporary directors (among them, Fernando Eimbcke, Carlos Reygadas, Rodrigo Garcia, Bernal, and Luna) exploring themes and stories inspired by the Mexican Revolution, in honor of its 100th anniversary.
The festival will close on October 13 with “October,” Daniel and Diego Vega Vidal’s film that won the Jury Prize in the 2010 Canne Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section.  “October” follows Clemente, a moneylender, who enters his office to find a baby girl in a basket.  He must search among the prostitutes he frequents to find the baby’s mother, as his neighbor looks after the baby and his office.  (more…)

20/09/2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: Crane World (Trailer)


Crane World
Pablo Trapero‘s auspicious debut charts an amiable Everyman’s attempt to restart his life in middle-age.
5 Aug 20:40
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05/08/2010 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

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