Latin American Film

REVIEW Ema

By 01 May, 2020

Pablo Larraín updates our concept of the modern fiction film with Ema, a feature-length showreel of modern Valparaíso through emotive dance, social commentary and one woman’s wild determination.  Ema is stylistically intrepid for a feature film. Larraín has... Read Article

REVIEW The Colours of the Mountain

By 02 June, 2014

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

With Fidel Whatever Happens

With Fidel Whatever Happens

By 13 September, 2012

With Fidel Whatever Happens (Con Fidel Pase que lo Pase), directed by Serbia’s Goran Radovanović for Nama and See Film, is a stylised snapshot of Cuban life. If you are familiar with Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Ludwig... Read Article

REVIEW ¡Vivan las Antipodas!

By 31 May, 2012

¡Vivan las Antipodas! is a documentary based around the existence of antipodes, or places on the Earth’s surface which diametrically oppose each other through the centre. This seems like something of a shaky premise on which to base... Read Article

The Invisible Eye

REVIEW The Invisible Eye

By 08 March, 2012

Based on the book Ciencias Morales by Martin Kohan, The Invisible Eye (La Mirada Invisible) is a film about discipline and the stranger sides of sexuality, all set against the allegorical backdrop of a strict private school during... Read Article