Art and Culture

This Polanski-esque penetrating thrilller, set in New York, is a fantastic debut from a new female multi-talented Spanish director, screenwriter, actor and producer
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In an not un-timely event, Corina Poore, relishes the series of Catalan films at the Cambridge Film Festival’s CAMERA CATALONIA this year
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Back in 2001, La Cienaga (The Swamp), the first feature film by a 35-year-old Lucrecia Martel, had a profound effect on the film world, earning fans such as Pedro Almadover and launching the young Argentine as a major world class director. Martel’s fourth feature, ZAMA (2017), which impressively...
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The 61st BFI London Film Festival in 2017 has attracted over twenty films from Luso-Hispanic film directors. Among them are various offerings from Catalonia, including Carla Simón’s delightful SUMMER 1993, which has been awarded a Special Mention. As the judges said ” a beautiful and personal film...
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Think Latin, Feel Latin, Buy Latin...here's our choice of great Latin products on the market this Summer
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Guillermo Calderón is an innovative Chilean playwright who has written many acclaimed plays, such as Villa and Discourse, that delve into Chile’s political past. He also achieved fame as a screenwriter with the award-winning films The Club (2015) and Neruda (2016) both directed by Pablo Larraín....
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At this year’s London Film festival, the Latin American presence is stronger than ever, with Guillermo del Toro’s new film, ‘The Shape of Water’, ‘A fantastic Woman’ by [Argentine-Chilean] Sebastian Lelio and ‘ZAMA’ by Lucrecia Martel to name a few. Now in its 61st year, Latino Life talks to the...
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Argentina and Tango seem to be riding on the crest of a wave in London with Tanguera having mesmerized audiences at Sadler’s Wells, Evita on stage in the West End and now German/Argentine Germán Kral’s new film ‘Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más), is going for a hat trick.
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‘Drawing is metaphysical striptease’ says Chilean artist Pato Bosich, one of three artists including Raul Pina Pérez and Jorge Rojas Goldsack, exploring the practice and experience of “Drawing.”
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“You can’t talk about Cuba without letting the Cubans speak,” says French filmaker Laurent Cantet, director this this fascinating study in the complexities of human behaviour in difficult times.
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A challenging multi-media and a multi-layered play by Caridad Svich, an Argentine- American playwright, with a richness of references that are not entirely lost even to those who never read the Greek Myth. It debued at The Clumsy Bodies Theatre - a brand new theatre company based in Battersea, run...
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A not-to-be-missed exhibition of original works by Ana Maria Pacheco.
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Commemorating the death of one of Latin America’s great film directors, Hectór Babenco, who succumbed to a heart attack a year ago today at the age of 70, Corina Poore remembers his most memorable film ‘The Kiss of the Spider Woman'
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