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
Latin American Cinema
Walter Salles, one of Latin America’s most renowned film-makers and producers, visited the UK last week to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Reading and attend a two-day symposium on his work. During the event, the... 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.
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
Seven dogs (Siete perros) is a small story, which narrates a moment in Ernesto’s life. Ernesto is an old man, he lives alone in Córdoba City, in a messy and dirty apartment, he frequently attends his dialysis sessions and has... Read Article
REVIEW ‘Without Prescription’: new Puerto Rican film highlights the importance of being open about mental health
Without Prescription (Receta no incluida) is the latest film from Puerto Rican director Juliana Maité. It is a frank and honest story about mental health. The film was screened at the SXSW film festival in March 2022, a... Read Article
REVIEW ‘Prayers for the Stolen’: A Haunting Journey of Friendship and Adolescence in the Mexican Mountainside
Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego, 2021) is a Mexican drama directed by Tatiana Huezo, based on a book by Jennifer Clement of the same title. This is the first narrative feature for documentary maker Huezo, and in... Read Article
There is a serious dearth of queer cinema in Mexico, and when it comes to stories about queer women and lesbians, I could count the number of feature-length films on one hand. While the gap is slowly being... 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 1960s and ‘70s were a period of revolution, anti-imperialist struggle, and nation-building. Two films which represent and analyse this period in Latin America are Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor) and De cierta manera (One Way or Another).
Twenty years ago renowned Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas made his debut with the dazzling Japón, contending with the fundamentals: life, death, love, violence and nature in a poetic psychogeographical journey through Mexico’s landscapes.