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REVIEW La Familia

By 07 August, 2018

La Familia (The Family, 2018 / Dir: Gustavo Rondón Córdova) starts with a scene among feisty young rebels, the reality of Venezuelan youth at the edge of the slums of Caracas. There is a mix of boyish playfulness, mutual care,... Read Article

TRAILER: Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)

By 18 February, 2014

Pelo Malo (Bad Hair) is a new Venezuelan film from writer/director Mariana Rondón that won the prestigious Golden Shell at the San Sebastián Film Festival last year. The film will be screened at Manchester’s ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin... Read Article

The Zero Hour

REVIEW The Zero Hour

By 02 March, 2012

Zero Hour is a Venezuelan thriller with the usual mix of gun-blazing between slum-hardened gangsters and over-zealous police, except with the interesting twist that it’s set during a 24 hour medical strike based on real events in Caracas... Read Article


REVIEW Hermano

By 01 March, 2012

Against a culture of drugs, crime, delinquency, violence, poverty and random acts of meanness, what hope is there? We follow the eponymous hermanos, Daniel and Julio, in a lottery where the chances are slim.