Peruvian Cinema

REVIEW Rosa Chumbe

By 26 June, 2018

Rosa Chumbe is an intriguing debut feature length drama from Chinese-Peruvian director Jonatan Relayze. Yet despite moments of glimmering promise, it is let down by an oblique ending which fails to dazzle. The film was selected as the... Read Article

REVIEW Storm In The Andes

By 23 March, 2015

Storm In The Andes (Tempestad En Los Andes) marks the final instalment of director Mikael Wiström’s “Peruvian trilogy”. The documentary intertwines two very distinct lives, that of Swedish born Josefin Ekermann whose aunt Augusta La Torre was second... Read Article

REVIEW El Limpiador

By 13 July, 2013

Adrián Saba’s debut feature El Limpiador (The Cleaner) is an apocalypse film like no other. Indeed, in spite of the feature’s core focus on the spread of a destructive – yet inexplicable – plague in the Peruvian capital... Read Article


REVIEW Octubre

By 28 June, 2012

Octubre follows the journey of pawn-broker cum loan-shark, Clemente, as he gradually discovers humanity. He leads a dull, lonely, and selfish life, defining his existence and relationships through money and receipts; transactions all meticulously logged in his pocket... Read Article

Bad Intentions

REVIEW Bad Intentions

By 07 March, 2012

Set against the background of 1980s Communist guerilla attacks from the Shining Path group, Rosario Garcia-Montero’s Bad Intentions follows the experiences and development of Cayetana (Fatima Buntix), a young girl coming to terms with the ideas of life,... Read Article