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
LGBTQ+ films from Latin America
‘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
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
REVIEW ‘Valentina’: An Eye-Opening and Moving Depiction of the Challenges Facing Trangender People in Brazil
Valentina (2020, directed by Cássio Pereira dos Santos) is one of four Latin American films, including features and shorts, being shown at the 35th BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival 2021, running until 28 March. Elected Best Brazilian Feature Film award... Read Article
REVIEW The Garden Left Behind: a Moving Representation of the Life of a Trans Latina Woman in New York City
Towards the beginning of The Garden Left Behind (2019, dir. Flavio Alves), Tina, a young Mexican trans woman in New York City, is undertaking a pre-transition assessment. Her doctor asks, “Are there issues in your life that might... Read Article
José, winner of Venice Film Festival’s Queer Lion 2018, offers a tender study of a young, gay man’s life in the periphery of Guatemala City. Although we expect José to escape his circumstances through leaving the country, he... Read Article
Since 2011, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest has been offering an annual programme of films, arts, and events that celebrate LGBTIQA+ stories from around the world. Now recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting festivals... Read Article