Art & Culture Reviews
American style 'noir' set in South America's biggest megatropolis - a lonely cop's battle with corruption, despair, and his own demons makes for an enthralling Sao Paulo thriller.
The latest Chilean addition to a great Latin American tradition of highly entertaining political thrillers, or 'Latin Noir' as the genre is now known. Neruda, focuses on the the arrest warrant issued in 1948 for the then Communist senator. Pablo Neruda, before he became one of the world's most famous poets.
A richly painted portrait of Brazilian society, of corporate greed and, ultimately, of a woman of a certain age.
A delightful, thoughtful and hugely comical experience at the innovative Spanish Theatre initiative in Southwark
The classic 1959 Rio Carnival adaptation of the ancient Greek tale about Orpheus and Eurydice, two lovers meeting and falling in love, pursued by the macabre figure of Death, is brilliantly brought back to life in a new Blu-Ray edition. Corina Poore revels in the epic musicality and beauty, and its uniquely stunning 1950s Rio backdrop.
As the first bi-lingual edition of a selected works of the Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton, is published, Roger Atwood reflects on the life and work of one of Central America's greatest literary figures and revolutionaries.
Ricardo Cinalli (born on April 3rd 1948) is a renowned Argentine artist, known for a neo-Classical approach to his painting. Focusing largely on the human figure he has created a style of his own with remarkable drawing skills. His works, in oils crayons painting and famously his impressive frescoes, are featured in major public and private collections around the world and his elegant exhibition “ A Ravishing Muse – An Irreverent Homage to Picasso” runs till November 5th 2016.
Outsanding performances and direction bring to life this story, one of the most curious of Argentina's many intriguing historical dramas.
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.