Evening Course for Autumn 2014: South Facing, an exploration of films from Latin America
Despite a smaller production output, Uruguay has made a modest impact on the region’s resurgence, through the success of a couple of titles, including this Un Certain Regard winner at Cannes.
Deadpan humour sets the tone of this gentle drama [...]
In this charming film set in Havana, Diego and David are sexual and political opposites who progress from mistrust to love, despite living in a culture in which homosexuality was deemed anti-authoritarian. Film archivist Norberto Rivero Sanz will consider this [...]
Pablo Larraín populates a grim, sometimes brutal depiction of Pinochet’s Chile with a white-suited, Travolta-idolising aging dancer, Raúl Peralta, who has big dreams, but also a strong hold in the Santiago underworld.
Brilliantly portrayed by Alfredo Castra, Raúl ensures that [...]
When teen Ale moves with her father to Mexico City following the death of her mother, both try to find new ways of coping. Ale enters the tough world of a new school and initially manages to ignore her tormentors, [...]
The 1990s’ revival of Brazilian cinema, forefronted by Walter Salles, was characterised particularly by his drama, Central Station. Then in 2002 this film exploded onto screens. With its gritty account of drugtaking, gangs and violence among young men, director Fernando [...]
New Argentinian Cinema has won considerable audiences here, through the work of Trapero, Martell, Campanello and others. With the thriller and psychological drama the preferred genres, this exquisite black and white, near silent fantasy is worth a look. Telling a [...]
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