Argentine Cinema to feature heavily at the 55th BFI London Film Festival (there’s a few Brazilian films too!)

By | 07 September, 2011

The BFI announced their film selection for the 55th BFI London Film Festival today, taking place between the 12th and 27th October 2011. Amazingly it featured a staggering six feature films from Argentina, as well as two Brazilian features. It seems Argentine cinema is definitely on the rise!

Here are the Latin American films (we’ve included the solitary Colombian and Mexican films too) lined up for the festival. We’re particularly looking forward to Las Acacias, as well as the new film by Fernando Meirelles (who should be in attendance at the event – hopefully we can get an interview!) In fact Meirelles’ new film 360 (starring Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Sir Anthony Hopkins) will be opening the festival on Wednesday 12th October with it’s UK premiere.

Argentina FEATURES:
Ostende (Dir. Laura Citarella) [image at top of page is from Ostende] The Student / El Estudiante (Dir. Santiago Mitre)
Yatasto (Dir. Hermes Paralluelo)
Back To Stay / Abrir Puertas y Ventanas (Dir. Milagros Mumenthaler / Co-production with Switzerland)
Las Acacias (Dir. Pablo Giorgelli / Co-production with Spain)
Medianeras (Dir. Gustavo Taretto / Co-production with Germany and Spain)

Argentina SHORTS:
Luminaris (Dir. Juan Pablo Zaramella)
Apparition / Geister (Dir. Verena Kuri / Co-production with Austria and Germany)
Untitled (Letter For Serra) / Sin Título (Carta Para Serra) (Dir. Lisandro Alonso / Co-production with Spain)

Brazil FEATURES:
Hard Labour / Trabalhar Cansa (Dir. Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra)
360 (Dir. Fernando Meirelles / Co-production with UK, Austria and France)

Brazil SHORTS:
Ninjas (Dir. Dennison Ramalho)
Worsening / Pode Piorar (Dir. João Tenório)

Colombia FEATURE:
Karen Cries On The Bus / Karen Llora En Un Bus (Dir. Gabriel Rojas Vera)

Mexico FEATURE:
Miss Bala (Dir. Gerardo Naranjo / Co-production with USA)

Stay tuned for more content on the London Film Festival. Last year we reviewed many of the South American films across two articles (Part One / Part Two) but this year we will be doing a lot more, reviewing all Latin American films being shown as well as giving regular updates on the festival.

For more information on the 55th BFI London Film Festival see bfi.org.uk/lff.


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