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
Tilda Swinton stars in ‘Memoria’, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative exploration of memory and the human condition set in Colombia.
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).
In the short film ‘Desolvido’, Colombian musicians and activists Edson Velandia and Adriana Lizcano combine folk music and simple lyrics with the potent visuals of director Andrés Roa, in a fierce and affecting meditation on violence in rural... Read Article
Following the touching and action-packed La Playa D.C. (2012), former Colombian National University student, Juan Andres Arango, returns to present us with X500*, an urban cinematic tale of youth, migration, and the struggle to claim a space and an... Read Article
Candelaria (Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, 2017) is a heartwarming but rickety Havana tale of rediscovering sensuality later in life, without the abounding possibilities of youth or money. Candelaria and Víctor Hugo (played by Verónica Lynn and Alden Knight) are... Read Article
REVIEW Gente de Bien
The issues tackled in Gente de Bien, Franco Lolli’s award-winning social drama, are familiar to Latin American film: poverty, hardship, familial strife and the differences between rich and poor. However, Lolli manages to tackle these familiar themes in a... Read Article
Trailer for ¡Que Viva La Música!, A New Film Based on Colombian Author Andrés Caicedo’s Most Celebrated Work
It doesn’t feel like that long ago that we were putting together our Sounds and Colours Colombia book and were keen to feature an article on Andrés Caicedo, a Colombian author who we felt needed more attention. You... Read Article
REVIEW The Colours of the Mountain
A mountain village caught in the crossfire between guerillas and paramilitary groups in Colombia is the subject of The Colours of the Mountain (Spanish: Los Colores De La Montaña | Carlos César Arbeláez, 2010), a beautifully evocative and... Read Article
Colombian cinema is on the rise, and to prove it, the first ever Colombian film festival in New York has just been announced. Taking place from March 20th until March 24th at the Tribeca Cinemas across New York,... Read Article
REVIEW Gordo, Calvo y Bajito
The overweight, follically-challenged and short-statured man of the title is Antonio Farfán (Álvaro Bayona). A worker in a notary office whose daily plod through life is rather unfulfilling. He is teased by his younger colleagues, ignored by women,... Read Article
REVIEW La Playa DC
La Playa DC centres around a young person living in Bogotá, struggling to find a place for himself in the world amongst all the challenges which family life and a difficult economic situation can bring.