Clara Sola takes an imaginative look at a woman’s release from the social constraints that shape her life, through her unique connection to the natural world. Clara, played sensitively by Wendy Chincilla Araya, lives in a rural village... Read Article
London Film Festival
Geographically diverse, culturally rich, politically-charged and diasporic, Chile is a country of stubborn nationality. Chilean film has been internationally recognised for many years, with documentaries and feature films often covering the brutal years of Pinochet’s dictatorship and the... Read Article
Frames of Representation is a London-based film festival whose agenda is, according to their own website, to “provoke reflection on the ethical and political implications of distinctive cinematic languages and voices.” They do this by showing documentary films, especially those... Read Article
Strangely enough, it’s not every day I get invited for breakfast with the Colombian ambassador. But a few months ago, while the London Film Festival was in full swing, I sat down with Mr Ambassador, a handful of... Read Article
Every once in a while, a film appears which seems to come out of nowhere, but which touches everyone who sees it. The way it happens is that usually the film festival circuit see it first: programmers, critics... Read Article
Las Acacias was one of the word-of-mouth successes of the BFI London Film Festival, albeit one that had already won the Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Well now it can add a Sutherland Award to that... Read Article
Karen Cries On The Bus starts off as a story about independence, and remains defiantly so throughout.
Hard Labour (Trabalhar Cansa) is the debut feature from Brazilians Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra. It’s billed as part social commentary, part horror, and this is exactly how it pans out.
The BFI London Film Festival 2011 has now officially started. To save you the work of having to search through the programme for the Latin American films on show, here’s our day-by-day guide to the Latin American movies... Read Article
Argentine Cinema to feature heavily at the 55th BFI London Film Festival (there’s a few Brazilian films too!)
The BFI announced their film selection for the 55th BFI London Film Festival today, taking place between the 12th and 27th October 2011. Amazingly it featured a staggering six feature films from Argentina, as well as two Brazilian... Read Article
REVIEW South American Films at the BFI London Film Festival Part One (Revolución, The Lips, Waste Land and The Call)
BFI’s London Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals in the world. Now in its 54th edition it has the honour of bringing a number of Latin American films to England for the first time.... Read Article
54th BFI London Film Festival brings a wide range of Argentinian films, and the odd Peruvian and Bolivian, to England
Lovers of South American film need not wait long for another fix. BFI’s South American Renaissance season lasted the month of the August and was quickly followed by Inffinito’s 2nd Brazilian Film Festival of London. Now BFI have... Read Article