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
‘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.
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
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
In T. S. Eliot’s poem, The Waste Land, a modern knight crosses a lifeless land in search of the Holy Grail in order to cure his ailing King. If he asks the right questions and overcomes a number... Read Article
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 kicks off this Wednesday 6th October, is overflowing with influences from Latin America this year. Headlining the selection,... 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 the Brazilian military dictatorship in 1968. It is a minimalistic and poignant film based mainly on Veloso’s account... 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.