The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) annual international film festival, Frames of Representation (FoR22) returns to London for its seventh edition this 5-12 May and will feature 14 films from four continents including three Latin American films. Dedicated to... 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
The best Latin American films of 2021.
Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s Maya and the Three is a supercharged, Aztec-inspired animation funfair promoting female superpowers. Why be a slo-mo princess lost in your palatial surroundings when you can run, fly, ride a black jaguar and fight the... Read Article
Maria Teresa, and her male partner Montoya, are two officers in Mexico City. Known as the “love patrol” by their workmates, they are both romantic partners and colleagues. A Cop Movie (Una película de policias), Güeros and Museum director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ new work, immerses us... Read Article
Morality is a rocky terrain; messy and tangled. Unravelling the very ‘Mexican Knot’ that the film is named after, actor-cum writer/director Angeles Cruz opens a portal into a rural Mixtec village in Oaxaca, southern Mexico, in her debut... Read Article
Filmmaking heavyweights, A-list talent, an aural journey in Colombia’s capital, Maradona’s Hand of God… The BFI London Film Festival, which kicks off this Wednesday 6th October, is overflowing with influences from Latin America this year. Headlining the selection,... Read Article
Lauded by Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King, Issa López’s critically acclaimed Tigers Are Not Afraid, a harrowing and enthralling film shown through the eyes of a group of children in Mexico, where the cartel wars – and their devastating effects - are part of everyday life.
¡VIVA! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival returns to Manchester’s HOME Cinema for its 27th edition this August
Films from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Paraguay will be screened as part of the 27th ¡VIVA! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, which returns to Manchester’s HOME cinema this 6-22 August. Ten Latin American... Read Article
It is becoming less and less common to pigeonhole a song into a genre, so by using experiences, specific moments, and even moods so a listener can get a better feel for them, is a way that allows... Read Article
The Hay Festivals are a series of literature and art festivals held annually around the world, bringing writers and readers together to exchange stories and ideas. This year, the fifth annual Hay Festival Querétaro, held in Queretaro, Mexico,... Read Article
REVIEW From Queen of Socialites to Outsider: ‘The Good Girls’ is the Flipside of Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’
The screen remains blank during the opening voiceover of Las niñas bien (2018, dir. Alejandra Márquez), while the protagonist, Sofia (Ilse Salas), muses over her birthday party preparations: “Silverware, Grand Marnier glasses, white wine glasses, I don’t know... Read Article