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 CineVistaBlog 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.
Movie stars and during first minutes we see a tired man who walks stooped, disheveled, with gray hair and wrinkles on his face, his eyes are just speaking about how hopelessness he feels. He doesn’t sleep and drinks alcohol a lot in an attempt to cope with the grief. Now, he has an ordinary job, trying to raise money. When arrives to home receives claims from the man who is taking care to his old and now senile friend. The years gone by and what once was one of the most important mutants in universe has left. That man we are seeing is Logan, known as Wolverine in the past.
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).
“The heart, a sputtering flame to light,
the heart, in mighty clouds of snow,
and yet inside, while flakes sear in their flight,
like endless flames of a burning city glow”.
Those four lines from one of the poems of Hungarian poet Ánges Nemes Nagy (January 3, 1922 – August 23, 1991) were the beginning of screenplay for “On Body and Soul” (A Teströl és Lélekröl), winner of the Golden Bear, the Ecumenical Prize and FIPRESCI jury prize at Berlinale 2017.
Yesterday finished the second main international film festival of the circuit, Berlinale, whereChilean director Sebastián Lelio has once again triumphedafter 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.
We invite you to make a 2017 Oscar Nominees tour through the alternative and fan posters released around web.
The ceremony will have as host to comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who will have the mission to be the main presenter for first time. In the past, he has been the host at Emmy Awards in its editions 2012 and 2016.
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.
Arnold Schwarzeneggerwas unstoppable during the last seven years, time during which we have watched him on “The Expandables” saga, the sequel of “Terminator”, among other action films. Last year, we had a little break, and now will be premiered two new productions: the Russian movie “Viy 2: Journey to China” and “Aftermath”, where he is the main character.
Another singular story based on real facts that has been nominated at Oscars in the category of Best Feature Film of the Year is Hidden Figures, the story of a group of black women who made great contributions in the space raceagainst The Soviet Union.