Latin Movies



Paulina (Santiago Mitre) Review – Limited Release in New York to June 29th



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By Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritamrios)

“You say I am amazing lawyer and I don’t care to be an amazing lawyer if what I am doing can’t change anyone’s life”.

 

Since last Friday at Spectacle Theater is exhibiting “Paulina”, the feature film by Argentine director Santiago Mitre in New York.

Paulina is a remake of another Argentine film “La Patota” by Daniel Tynaire released in 60s.

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Spanish director Ruth Caudeli will debut with ¿Cómo te llamas?



Ruth Caudeli is a Spanish filmmaker who lives in Colombia since four years ago. She has written and directed three short films, has made some commercials and next year is going to release her directorial debut.

¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?) is the title of this feature film written and directed by her that tells a love metamorphosis through the story of a women couple (starring actresses Silvia Varón and Alejandra Lara). Although director has chosen two women as couple, that process of love and dislike matches into any kind of love relationship.

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X500 (Juan Andres Arango) Review



Por Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritmarios)

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Yesterday X500 won the Audience Award at Lefko International Film Festival in Greece and this weekend opens in some theaters in Colombia.

Juan Andres Arango has released his second feature film – after his debut with “La Playa DC” that was exhibited in “Uncertain Regard” in Cannes 2012 -, where he shows us another story about young boys, an urban story that talks about displacement and the necessity to claim a space into an external environment.

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Birds of a Passage the new film by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego finished the filming



With the new production by Ciro Guerra (Embrace of a Serpent), the director and production house Ciudad Lunar led by Cristina Gallego returned to La Guajira where they filmed in the past their other feature film “The Wind Journeys”.

Birds of a Passage (Pájaros de Verano) also represents the launching of Cristina Gallego as film director, co-directing this new movie.

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Tamara (Elia K. Scheneider) Review. A Venezuelan LGBTI film with 9 nominations at MIFF Awards in Milan



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By Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritamrios)

Elia K. Schneider is the director who has taken this story into big screen that is inspired on Tamara Adrian, the first transgender deputy in Venezuela and an important activist por sexual minorities and women in Latin America.

 

The film has just received 9 nominations at MIFF Awards organized by Milan International Film Festival and Leonardo Da Vinci Film Society.

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Andrés Waissbluth, a Chilean director who bet for a Children Movie. Elephant, The Horse will premiere in New York



Andrés Waissbluth is Elephant, The Horse director, a movie that is in Colombian theaters these days and will have its New York premiere at The Museum of Modern Art next April 2nd and 8th. This is a co-production among Chile, Colombia and Mexico that took around 9 years of being made.

Waissbluth visited Colombia before its release and talked with CineVista Blog about what this experience has meant for him, to make a children movie, a segment that is far from being exploited in Latin America and it is more complicating to reach teathers into that region.

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The Animal’s Wife (Victor Gaviria) Review



By Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritamrios)

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Around eight years took Victor Gaviria to develop his new feature film. Since “Sumas y Restas” released in 2005 we hadn’t watched anything from this Colombian director whose complete filmography has been in most important film festivals.

After premiere The Animal’s Wife in Toronto, Gaviria is ready to release his last movie in Colombian theaters next 9th March. Before of that, it will be also broadcasted a documentary (Searching for the Animal) about the filming and story on TV (and once a week during the rest of this month).

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A Fantastic Woman, Chilean Sebastián Lelio has once again triumphed in Berlinale



Yesterday finished the second main international film festival of the circuit, Berlinale, where Chilean director Sebastián Lelio has once again triumphed after his successful movie “Gloria”.

At 2017 Berlin International Film Festival he participated in the official competition with “A Fantastic Woman”, where he brings us another powerful woman story, this time about a transgender one. Feature film has won two awards: the Teddy Award for Best Film with LGBTI topic and the Silver Bear for best screenplay.

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Last Days in Havana (Fernando Pérez) Review – Berlinale 2017



By Sandra M. Ríos (@sandritamrios)

Director Fernando Pérez won two prizes in the last version of Havana Film Festival: Special Jury Prize and Best Soundtrack for his last production Last Days in Havana that has been selected on the section “Berlinale Special” these days.

We watch on this movie a story of modern Cuba, the one that lives between the hope of a desired change and the aftermath of revolution and a blockaded country for United States during almost six decades.

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Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

— Planet of the Apes, 1968