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).
The best Latin American films of 2021.
REVIEW ‘Prayers for the Stolen’: Mexican drama amongst 15 titles shortlisted for Best International Feature
Tatiana Huezo’s first feature film has been selected to represent Mexico amongst the 15 shortlisted titles competing for Best International... Read Article
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... 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... Read Article
‘Cinema Is A Human Language’: Bolivian Film ‘El Gran Movimiento’ Dissects Personal Cost of Capitalist Labour
El Gran Movimiento (The Great Movement) is a lysergic and dizzying tour de force from one of Bolivia’s most promising... 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... Read Article
Maria Teresa, and her male partner Montoya, are two officers in Mexico City. Known as the “love patrol” by their... Read Article
“Upper middle-class families could have a son or a daughter who had also been ‘disappeared’.” – Andreas Fontana on his Argentine Thriller ‘Azor’
Azor is a disquieting political thriller that tells the story of Yvan de Wiel, a Swiss private banker who travels with... Read Article
The BFI London Film Festival’s Experimenta programme aims to screen “films by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of... 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.