Art and Culture

The Sundance World Cinema Documentary special jury prize-winner, this tense and immersive tour de force, takes audiences directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian factions who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact.
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Almodovar's ‘Julieta’ marks a change in the iconic director’s well-known style
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The latest novel from Latin America's literary sensation being dubbed the Argentine Patricia Highsmith
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In his own words, Pedro Almodóvar offers us clues to the ten themes central to his latest film, Julieta
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Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar has caused controversy in the past with his project titled A Logo For America which originally appeared on a billboard in Times Square in the 1980s, and now it has appeared in London where it was emblazoned across the screens of Piccadilly Circus. Jaar’s work...
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Depicting the slippery nature of the past and the unreliability of memory, Juan Gabriel Vasquez' fifth novel draws a convincing portrait of the complex world of Bogotá in recent years, adding to his own reputation as one of Latin America’s most outstanding authors.
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Penelope Cruz glows in Julio Medem's moving and heartfelt film
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Native of San Sebastián (b. 1958) and settled in Madrid, Julio Medem is one of Spain’s most acclaimed directors. Famous for ‘Sex and Lucia’, ‘Lovers of the Arctic Circle’, and also for 'La Pelota Vasca' a film about Basque separatism, he talks about the (very topical) issues of separatism...
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Latin America has its fair share of great authors, but what about the budding authors among London-bred Latino community? London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and third generations. Some came here decades ago, as political refugees or economic...
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We are used to celebrating the great Latin artists who are brought to exhibit their work in London, but what about the plethora of talent bred or residing in the UK? London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and third generations. Some came here decades...
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Ciro Guerra’s El abrazo de la serpiente/Embrace of the Serpent takes you on a journey into the deep Colombian Amazon, in principle with two white explorers who are in search for the sacred, psychedelic yakruna plant. Though inspired by the journals written by real-life explorers Theodor Koch-...
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It’s been a long day of interviews for Ciro Guerra. As director of Embrace of the Serpent, the first Colombian film to be nominated for an Oscar, the film man of the moment is in demand in London, where the film launches this week. Ciro took a few minutes to talk to Latinolife about the film and...
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Although present in many different Brazilian cities, pixação (often spelt ‘pichação in official accounts) is most closely identified with São Paulo. In this ‘city of walls’, pixação is everywhere. No building or wall is inaccessible to the spray cans or the latex paint of the pixadores, who treat...
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