Salut Les Cubains captures post-revolution Cuba through Agnès Varda’s curious and optimistic lens. Made up of 1800 photographs taken on a trip to Cuba in 1963, this film-photo-essay shows a moment four years after the revolution in which... Read Article
Seven dogs (Siete perros) is a small story, which narrates a moment in Ernesto’s life. Ernesto is an old man, he lives alone in Córdoba City, in a messy and dirty apartment, he frequently attends his dialysis sessions and has... Read Article
REVIEW ‘Without Prescription’: new Puerto Rican film highlights the importance of being open about mental health
Without Prescription (Receta no incluida) is the latest film from Puerto Rican director Juliana Maité. It is a frank and honest story about mental health. The film was screened at the SXSW film festival in March 2022, a... Read Article
There is only one negative aspect in relation to Urban Orishas (or “Orixás Urbanos” in Portuguese). It is too short. This ten-minute documentary should be at least one hour long. The way it mixes religion, life in the... Read Article
REVIEW ‘Prayers for the Stolen’: A Haunting Journey of Friendship and Adolescence in the Mexican Mountainside
Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego, 2021) is a Mexican drama directed by Tatiana Huezo, based on a book by Jennifer Clement of the same title. This is the first narrative feature for documentary maker Huezo, and in... Read Article
In a turning point of Bestia, the animated short from Chilean director Hugo Covarrubias that has been nominated for the Oscars Best Animated Short Film Category, the protagonist, a female doll with a porcelain face, rips a frame... Read Article
There is a serious dearth of queer cinema in Mexico, and when it comes to stories about queer women and lesbians, I could count the number of feature-length films on one hand. While the gap is slowly being... Read Article
In T. S. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land, a modern knight crosses a lifeless land in search of the Holy Grail in order to cure his ailing King. If he asks the right questions and overcomes a number... Read Article
Late in Eami, the most recent film from Paraguayan director Paz Encina, the camera rests on the image of a pair of white hands sewing lace into a piece of cloth as a voice whispers off screen: “They... Read Article
I watched Encanto by chance. I confess that I had not read any reviews about it that had caught my attention, and it certainly wasn’t on my watch list of films up for an Oscar this year. But... Read Article
Tilda Swinton stars in ‘Memoria’, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative exploration of memory and the human condition set in Colombia.
Mercedes Gaviria Jaramillo, a film student, sound designer and the daughter of one of Colombia’s best known directors, Victor Gaviria, gently contemplates the ethics of filmmaking and representation in ‘El cielo después de llover’ (The Calm After the Storm, 2019).