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After celebrating Latin America's successes at the Academy Awards last week, we couldn't carry on without bringing you Spain’s most successful Oscar-winning films and individuals within the film industry.
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With all the #Oscarsowhite controversy this year, there was little mention of the exclusion of Latinos from the history of film’s most coveted prize. Perhaps it was being slightly redeemed by a certain Mexican director Alejandro Iñarritu's winning sweep for two years in a row for 2014's...
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The plethora of social documentaries and politically-committed films that came out of Latin America between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s brought Latin American film onto the focus of world critics. Of course, to reduce the region’s cinema to social documentary and revolutionary film-making would be...
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Last year, Alberto Rodríguez took home ten Spanish Academy Goya prizes for his suspenseful detective noir Marshland, and this summer it premiered in the UK. It is sure to appeal based solely on its intense but measured action, stunning cinematography and beautifully strange marshy setting. However...
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If Ken Loach were Brazilian, he may well have made a film like this. THE SECOND MOTHER is about a set of social rules which have been in place in Brazilian and Latin American culture since colonial times, and which continues to affect its emotional architecture to this very day. While rather less...
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Mexico has good music, tasty food, amazing architecture and a really big number of high-quality movies. It’s very hard to get only ten in this list, but in this countdown, we made our best effort to give you the ten movies you should definitely see.
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Not only do the Mexicans seem to be holding a curious monopoly over Oscars in recent years, hardly a year passes when an Argentine film is not in the running for Best Film in a Foreign Language. This year it was the turn of Daniel Szifrén's series of short stories in 'Wild Tales',...
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As Discovering Latin America Film Festival highlights the best of current Latin American cinema this week, we bring you the organizers' Top Ten Selection of Latin American cinema
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Catapulted to international fame with his performance in the Oscar-winning Argentine Film The Secret in their Eyes, Ricardo Darín has been one of the Spanish world's most respected and sought-after actors for decades, not to mention an Argentine national treasure. Starring in the newly...
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The career of Argentine film director, scriptwriter and producer Lita Stantic spans for longer than four decades, a time during which Argentine cinema has established itself as a reference among national cinemas. Despite having directed herself one of Argentina’s most important films, Un muro de...
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Celebrated at the Argentine Embassy last week, María Luisa Bemberg is one of Argentina’s most famous film directors; her best known film Camila being nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Described as both a "radical feminist" and an "exceptional woman", she managed to...
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Selected by both Cannes critic’s week and to the BFI London Film Festival, Franco Lolli’s feature debut Gente de Bien, has received widespread critical acclaim. We talked to the young Colombian director during his screening in London.
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A lover of Woody Allen and Ingmar Bergman, Spanish director Ramon Luque is a great Film intellectual, known just as much for his nine books than for the three films that he's made. His latest film, the critically acclaimed Historias de Lavapiés, premieres in London, opening the 2014 London...
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