Music+Film series at 92YTribeca. The feature film tells the tragic story of Brazilian superstar Wilson Simonal de Castro who at the height of his professional career was accused of being an informant for the military government. The sold-out screening on a snowy wintry night was introduced by journalist Scott Mitchem who writes about Rio and Brazil for Wallpaper* Magazine, and it was followed by a party to the Brazilian sounds of DJ Brian Williams. Visit our Facebook page for more photos.
Pictured (from left to right): Musician David Byrne, Cinema Tropical's Mary Jane Marcasiano, and Forró in the Dark's Mauro Refosco. Photo by Evangeline Kim.
February 26, 2010
February 25, 2010
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art announced today their official lineup for the 39th edition of their annual New Directors/New Films Festival which includes the New York premieres of the Mexican film Norteado (Northless) by Rigoberto Perezcano and the Argentinean film El hombre de al lado (The Man Next Door) by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat which recently had its world premiere at Sundance. The festival, that runs March 24 - April 4 at the Walter Reade Theater and at MoMA, also includes the Brazilian short film The Bizarre Friends of Ricardinho by Augusto Canani.
February 24, 2010
Pedro González Rubio's Alamar (To the Sea) and Paz Fábrega's Agua fría de mar (Cold Water of the Sea), both winners of the top prize at the most recent edition of the Rotterdam Film Festival, will have their US Premiere at the 'Rotterdam @ BAM' series that will run March 4-9 in Brooklyn. González Rubio's acclaimed film will also soon be screened at Tucson Cine México 2010 and the Miami International Film Festival. The film has been recently acquired by Film Movement and is expected to have a theatrical release this summer in New York City.
February 21, 2010
The Guadalajara Film Festival announced its official lineup for the 25th edition of the festival that will run March 12 - 19. Amongst the films selected for the Ibero-American competition are some recent favorites of the film festival including Marcelo Gomes and Karim Aïnouz' Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo / I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You; Paz Fábrega's Agua fría de mar / Cold Water of the Sea; Juan Carlos Valdivia's Zona Sur / Southern District; and Nicolás Entel's Pecados de mi padre / Sins of My Father. In the Mexican competition Guadalajara will see the local premieres of Carlos Carrera's De la infancia; Nicolás Pereda's Perpetum mobile; Rubén Ímaz's Cefalópodo and Carlos Hagerman's Vuelve a la vida.
Berlinale that ends today. Walker's documentary, which premiered at Sundance last month and also won the Audience Award, follows renowned contemporary artist Vik Muniz on its journey to the world's largest garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Two Latin American films won the Golden Bear back to back the past two years, Brazilian blockbuster Tropa de elite / Elite Squad by José Padilha in 2008 and La teta asustada / The Milk of Sorrow by Claudia Llosa in 2009.
February 16, 2010
February 6, 2010
February 2, 2010
Peruvian film La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) by Claudia Llosa, and Argentinean film El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret of their Eyes) by Juan José Campanella, both Latin American productions have landed a nomination for this year's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film Category. It's the first time a Peruvian film gets nominated for an Oscar, the sixth time for Argentina (Campanella himself had been nominated in 2001 for El hijo de la novia / Son of the Bride) Also relevant to Latin America, Rebecca Cammisa's Which Way Home about child immigration through Mexico, was nominated for Best Documentary Feature.