The best Latin American films of 2021.
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.
The tale of two inseparable sisters struggling with repression and prejudice in Rio de Janeiro’s machismo society in the 1950s., Karin Ainouz’s The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão is being released into UK cinemas on Friday 15th October.
Filmmaking heavyweights, A-list talent, an aural journey in Colombia’s capital, Maradona’s Hand of God… The BFI London Film Festival, which... Read Article
54 Days With Caetano Veloso: Ricardo Calil and Renato Terra discuss the making of their documentary Narcissus Off Duty
The documentary Narcissus Off Duty (2020) is a deep dive through Caetano Veloso’s own oral history into his imprisonment from... Read Article
REVIEW New Documentary Takes a Deep Dive into Caetano Veloso’s Imprisonment by Brazil’s Military Dictatorship
Codirected by Ricardo Calil and Renato Terra, who had previously worked together in the documentaries A Night in 67 (2010) and I am Carlos Imperial (2016), the film is a deep dive through Caetano Veloso’s own oral history into his imprisonment from the Brazilian military dictatorship in 1968.
REVIEW ‘Valentina’: An Eye-Opening and Moving Depiction of the Challenges Facing Trangender People in Brazil
Valentina (2020, directed by Cássio Pereira dos Santos) is one of four Latin American films, including features and shorts, being shown at... Read Article
Héctor Babenco, a renowned Brazilian-Argentinean filmmaker, passed away in 2016 at the age of sixty, after struggling with cancer for... Read Article
The 11th edition of Utopia Film Festival is happening until 28th November. The festival has played a significant part in... Read Article
Camila Freitas’ documentary Landless (Chão, 2019) follows the struggle of the MST – the Landless Workers’ Movement in Brazil –... Read Article
REVIEW The Personal and the Political: Essential Brazilian Documentaries by Petra Costa and Maria Augusta Ramos
Petra Costa’s dreamlike, semi-autobiographical films The Edge of Democracy, Elena and Undertow Eyes contain a mixture of highly personal themes... Read Article
The Brazilian film Socrates (2018) is released in cinemas and on streaming platforms in the UK on Friday 4th September.... Read Article