Ecuadorian Cinema

REVIEW UIO: Take Me For A Ride

By 08 June, 2016

Micaela Rueda’s feature UIO: Take Me For A Ride (Spanish title: UIO: Sácame a Pasear) is set, as the title of the film betrays – UIO is the code for the airport of Quito – in a middle-class neighbourhood of... Read Article

REVIEW Dreamtown

By 01 June, 2016

Ecuadorian film-maker, Betty Bastidas’ documentary, Dreamtown (Original title: Ciudad De Los Sueños), on the Valle del Chota, Ecuador, covers a familiar theme in the Latin American context: the route out of poverty provided by football. The El Chota... Read Article

REVIEW Ochentaysiete

By 13 October, 2015

Directors Daniel Andrade and Anahí Hoeneisen present us with a well-rounded story, of how teenage friendships survive the test of time. Forgiveness, freedom and unconditional support are the highlights of Ochentaysiete (Eighty-Seven), along with jealousy, adventure and one’s... Read Article