A quenchless fire and the distant barking of dogs blend with the dark night in the Sol Nascente favela. We are in Ceilândia, the most populated satellite city of Brazil’s Federal District. To keep people from moving into... Read Article
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.
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.
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
Barely six months since its last edition, The UK’s largest and most popular celebration of Spanish and Latin American culture – ¡Viva! Festival – returns to HOME Manchester for its 28th film fiesta, which runs 18 March-7 April. With 14 titles... Read Article
The best Latin American films of 2021.
Medusa (Medusa, Brazil 2021) is a dystopian satire of how right-wing politics in Brazil – with its extremism and patent misogyny – can affect society. Like Kleber Mendonça Filho’s excellent Bacurau (2019), Anita Rocha da Silveira invigorating second feature... Read Article
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.