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.
Mo Scarpelli’s documentary El Father Plays Himself (2020) is a compelling look at the making of a film set in Venezuela in which the director Jorge Thielen Armand has cast his non-actor father to play the lead role.... Read Article
REVIEW ‘Once Upon a Time in Venezuela’: Venezuela’s Oscars Candidate is a Compelling (and Frustrating) Documentary
Mother Earth has reached her breaking point: the current pandemic is just another sign that humanity, as it exists today, is no longer sustainable. Sadly, this is all to evident in the once bustling Venezuelan village, Congo Mirador,... Read Article
REVIEW La Familia
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
He never went to film school but Andrés Duque has established a reputation for very personal experimental films. His work, as well as his life in general, have been guided by intuition and disorder, as well as his... Read Article
Pelo Malo (Bad Hair) is a critically-acclaimed new Venezuelan film from writer/director Mariana Rondón, which will be showing in UK cinemas from Friday 30th January. The film tells the story of Junior, a 9-year-old growing up in a... Read Article