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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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Ask a British person what they know about Mexico and they might mention tacos and Cancún: for those unacquainted with the country, its image is inextricably linked to bean-laden delicacies and ‘Spring Break’ debauchery. However the Mexican sense of humour, frequently the star of its prolific...
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Internationally acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar, who released his latest film I'm So Excited in 2013, has demonstrated he is an all-embracing, multi-faceted film-maker to say the least. Combining elements of comedy and tragedy in complex narratives, Almodovar’s films have acquired something...
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Argentine film director Lucía Puenzo speaks to Santiago Oyarzabal about Wakolda, her other projects and her ideas.
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One of the most successful comedy actors of recent years, Nick Frost plays a depressed office worker in his latest film, who is forced to discover and unleash his ‘Cuban fury’ in order to overcome a bullying boss and …yes, conquer the girl. He talks to DJ Jose Luis about his collision with Britain’...
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Next week sees the release of 'Day of the Flowers' - a comedy drama about two Scottish sisters travelling with their late father’s ashes to Cuba, and starring Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta. In this interview, BAFTA award-winning director John Roberts talks about casting Acosta and...
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The new film Viramundo follows legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil on a musical journey from Bahia, Brazil to Australia, South Africa, and back to the Brazilian Amazon. It had its UK premier at Barbican in late July this summer. Ethnomusicologist Frederick Moehn (King’s College...
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While Viggo Mortenson’s Latin identify is unknown to most film fans, the actor famous for his role as Aragorn in Lord of The Rings, The Road and Eastern Promises embraces his ‘other side’ as he masterfully pulls off playing identical twins in a new Argentine thriller. Graham Douglas talks to...
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Get inspired with ten facts about one of the world's most dynamic and creative film nations.
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To coincide with the Spanish Film weekender, supported by the Instituto Cervantes, we give you all you need to know...to get you started.
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The great film director's passion for Flamenco marked his career and helped force the arts establishments in Spain and abroad to give this great art form the respect it was due. Here we pay tribute...
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