Arts and Culture

At Latino Life we like to bring in the New Year with Latin bang...here's a few ways to help
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Vladimir Brichta’s striking good looks and palpable on-screen energy had already made him a household name Brazilian television, from mini- series to hugely popular novellas (long serials). But now non-Brazilians can enjoy these delights as he stars in Brazil’s latest movie hit and Oscar offering...
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Ana Asensio’s award-winning debut film 'Most Beautiful Island' is an unnerving psychological thriller set in the Big Apple that has been receiving rave reviews. I The film is based on Ana's own experiences living in New York as an immigrant, where she became the character in a film...
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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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SUMMER 1993, now on general release, stood out among the selection of over twenty films from Luxo-Hispanic film directors at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival. Among the various offerings from Catalonia, was Carla Simón’s delightful SUMMER 1993, which was awarded a Special Mention. As the judges...
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Think Latin, Feel Latin, Buy Latin...here's our choice of great Latin products on the market this Autumn
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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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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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Think Latin, Feel Latin, Buy Latin...here's our choice of great Latin products on the market this Summer
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Amy Draper is a bold, young theatre director whose innovative production 'These Trees are made of Blood' – a musical cabaret about the estimated 30,000 people murdered by Argentina’s dictatorship (1976-1983) who then pretended they never existed - has raised eyebrows, generated applause,...
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Is it any surprise that Latin America has produced some of the world’s best political thrillers? Latin noir has offered an imaginative terrain for questioning the shady practices of government and exposing the machinations and corruption of the state - police, military and judiciary - that have...
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New York-based playwright Caridad Svich has created a fascinating body of plays, picking up some of the most prestigious awards in the process. In the UK to give a Masterclass on Writing for Stage and Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at Swiss Cottage, and for a reading of her...
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