Transamazonia (2020) is a Brazilian documentary about the lives of two trans people, Melissa and Marcelly, who both live in different parts of the Trans-Amazonian Highway. The unfinished highway, which is still being built – and destroyed – according... Read Article
Walter Salles, one of Latin America’s most renowned film-makers and producers, visited the UK last week to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Reading and attend a two-day symposium on his work. During the event, the... Read Article
From the big media conglomerates to president Jair Bolsonaro’s inflamed rhetoric to WhatsApp and penis-shaped baby bottles, in Brazil, fake news is everywhere. In Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s live Thursday addresses to the public, the former army captain,... Read Article
‘Cinema Was An Important Refuge For A Kid Who Understood That The World Wasn’t a Safe Space For Being Queer’: An Interview with Brazilian Director Gustavo Vinagre
Ahead of its screening this Friday as part of the Barbican’s celebration of the 50-year anniversary of Pride in the UK, Sounds and Colours caught up with Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter director, Gustavo Vinagre, to discuss the Brazilian filmmaker’s prolific film output and philosophy.
Sheffield DocFest returns for its 29th edition from 23-28 June in Sheffield and online, and features a number of Latin American documentaries under new Head of Programmes, Raul Niño Zambrano.
REVIEW ‘Lorena, Light-Footed Woman’: Netflix doc looks at Mexican ultramarathon star following Tarahumara tradition
This short documentary directed by Juan Carlos Rulfo and executive produced by Gael Garcia Bernal, beautifully tells the story of Lorena Ramírez, a Mexican long-distance runner of Tarahumara origin (also called Rarámuri) who surprised her compatriots (and the... Read Article
Mariner of the Mountains (Marinheiro das Montanhas) is a delicate and engaging movie based on the director, Karim Aïnouz’s, personal history. Aïnouz was raised without a father by his mother, the Brazilian researcher and biochemist Iracema Lima Aïnouz. After... Read Article
Karim Aïnouz’s vibrant biopic Madame Satã’ brought energy to a sunny Sunday afternoon at this year’s BFI Flare: London’s LGBTQIA+ Festival. Screened in the BFI’s main auditorium to an audience of four hundred, twenty years after its initial... Read Article
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
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) annual international film festival, Frames of Representation (FoR22) returns to London for its seventh edition this 5-12 May and will feature 14 films from four continents including three Latin American films. Dedicated to... 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