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).
REVIEW ‘Revolutionary Dreams’: New Film Offers First-hand Account of Repression in Chile During Pinochet’s Dictatorship
José Cifuente’s revolutionary days during the government of Salvador Allende, and what happened after the 1973 Coup d’Etat, are delicately documented in Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer. Based on Cifuente’s original book:... Read Article
‘Lina from Lima’ is a dazzling, genre-bending musical comedy with a unique take on the migrant experience. The film screens as part of this year’s London Migration Film Festival which runs from 25th November to 1st December.
Medusa (Medusa, Brazil 2021) is a dystopian satire of how right-wing politics in Brazil – with its extremism and patent misogyny – can affect society. Like Kleber Mendonça Filho’s excellent Bacurau (2019), Anita Rocha da Silveira invigorating second feature... Read Article
Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s Maya and the Three is a supercharged, Aztec-inspired animation funfair promoting female superpowers. Why be a slo-mo princess lost in your palatial surroundings when you can run, fly, ride a black jaguar and fight the... Read Article
Maria Teresa, and her male partner Montoya, are two officers in Mexico City. Known as the “love patrol” by their workmates, they are both romantic partners and colleagues. A Cop Movie (Una película de policias), Güeros and Museum director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ new work, immerses us... Read Article
The BFI London Film Festival’s Experimenta programme aims to screen “films by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of cinema”. For the 65th edition of the festival, the programme included the section “Thinking With Other Senses” with... Read Article
A Swiss banker tries to navigate the unfamiliar and increasingly unsettling world of military-led 1980s Argentina in ‘Azor’, a chilling political thriller in cinemas 29th October.
REVIEW Animated Shorts at Inaugural Brazil Indigenous Film Festival Show Defiant Vibrancy of Guajajara and Maxakali Peoples
Traditional folktales from Brazil’s Guajajara and Maxakali peoples are infused with creative energy in two animated shorts forming part of the inaugural Brazil Indigenous Film Festival.
Emma is a French-Cameroonian flight attendant who gets caught by the police when she tries to smuggle drugs on a flight from France to the Dominican Republic. She escapes the police car, and still handcuffed, is picked up... Read Article