Tag: argentina

Review: ZAMA, Lost in the Heart of Darkness

Lucrecia Martel suggested in her introduction to the sold-out screening of her much anticipated follow-up to Headless Woman that the audience might want to take in Zama like a whiskey. Indeed, it's a heady, at times bitter, at times sweet...

Pablo Trapero's Melodrama LA QUIETUD to Team Martina Gusmán and Bérénice Bejo

Pablo Trapero's bruising and intense Carancho (2010) remains high on my list of personal favorites, but he's also made Rolling Family (2004) and Lion's Den (2008) and, more recently, White Elephant and The Clan. Now his next film is ready...

New York 2017 Review: Lucrecia Martel's ZAMA Is the Cinematic Highlight of the Year

Finding the Latin American identity, as European settlers and their offspring, has been the continuous source for great literature over 300 years. Throw in the idea of class, masculinity, racism, sense of belonging, you get a very complex picture of what makes up the theme of Zama.

Review: HERMIA & HELENA, Lovely Cinematic Playfulness

Matias Piñeiro's Hermia & Helena begins almost identically as his last film Princess of France, looking down at a soccer field. But they are two very different films. Even though his usual light-as-feather approach at twenty-something's bohemian lives and romantic...

BLACK SNOW (NIEVE NEGRA) Trailer: Brother vs. Brother in the Snow

Released in its native Argentina this past January, Black Snow (Nieve Negra) has been steadily opening in other South American territories over the past few months and will open in Brazil on June 8. That's occasioned a new trailer with...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: Social Satire A DECENT WOMAN Conjures Up Anarchism From A Nudistic Swinger Club

A Decent Woman marries European formalism to Latin American temperament in a social satire embracing anarchism and clothes-optional policy

OPERACION MEXICO: Watch The Trailer For The Argentinean Thriller

Having already enjoyed a long and prolific career in the television world, Argentinean writer-director Leonardo Bechini has only turned his attention to film recently and based on the trailer for his upcoming dramatic thriller Operacion Mexico, it's hard not to...

After KRYPTONITA Get Ready For NAFTA SUPER

It was back in October of 2015 that we first reported on Nicanor Loreti's adaptation of Leo Oyola's novel Kryptonita. A delirious inversion and translocation of super hero tropes into the slums of Buenos Aires where the truly heroic are...

THE ROTTEN LINK (EL ESLABON PODRIDO): Watch The Final Trailer For Valentin Javier Diment's Latest Oddity

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment ranks as one of Latin America's finest purveyors of cinematic oddity. His Memory Of The Dead played like a garishly colored, deliriously over the top blend of Sam Raimi and Dario Argento and while the palette...

FRANCESCA: New Poster For Argentinian Giallo Flick

Francesca, the Argentinian Giallo-inspired thriller by the Onetti brothers, director Luciano and producer Nicolás, is still stalking the cinematic world looking for new victims. The film has found distribution in Germany and Spain and is still looking for North American...

AL FINAL DEL TUNEL: Watch The Fantastic Trailer For Argentine Thriller

The production team behind Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes re-team for upcoming Rodrigo Grande helmed thriller Al Final Del Tunel (At The End Of The Tunnel) and if the just released trailer is any indication the results look...

Watch The Trailer For Quirky Argentine Comedy HORTENSIA

There's a little bit of Jared Hess and Wes Anderson in the DNA of Diego Lublinsky and Alvaro Urtizberea's quirky comedy Hortensia. The story of a shoe obsessed young woman looking to subsume her grief with a new boyfriend following...

Mar Del Plata 2015 Review: KRYPTONITA Puts A Darkly Satirical Spin On Superhero Conventions

It's just another night as usual for Dr Gonzalez working the graveyard shift in the ER. Another battered young thug left for dead at the hospital doorway, another patient the police make clear they'd prefer not to survive, another in...

HOW MOST THINGS WORK: Watch The Trailer For The Argentinean Indie

I write this from my hotel room in Argentina, where I have spent the past week on the Argentine Competition jury at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival. And while I am still somewhat limited in what I can and...

Hamburg 2015 Review: SAMURAY-S, A Stunning Meta-Hypnosis From Another Planet

Raúl Perrone's Samuray-S is a film from a different planet. It is a distant planet they once called cinema. The Argentinean maverick, who directed 28 films in 40 years without any external funding, seems to work with a whole different...

FRANCESCA: Watch The Trailer For Argentinian Giallo Horror Flick

The Argentinian Giallo horror flick Francesca will make its World Premiere at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival in October, from the 9th to the 18th. Francesca will compete in the "New Visions" category and for the "Best Latin American Production" award. We...

Review: THE PRINCESS OF FRANCE, Shakespeare, Beguiling And Charming

The Princess of France is Argentine director Matías Piñeiro's third entry in his series of Shakespeare-inspired films, which he calls his "Shakespearead." The first two of these were his 43-minute short Rosalinda (2011), inspired by "As You Like It," and...

Latin Beat: DESASTRES NATURALES And ABZURDAH, Alternatives To Hollywood

Big-budget productions from major Hollywood studios dominate the mid-year movie season throughout most of the world, but local, independently-produced films are still alive and well, even if they're a bit more challenging to discover. Here are a couple of suggestions....

Buenos Aires Gears Up For BAFICI 2015

With more than 400 films being shown across the city of Buenos Aires at sites as diverse as an outdoor amphitheater, the planetarium and the city's opera theater, Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de cine Independiente (BAFICI) is set to roll...

Review: WILD TALES, A Comedic Thought Experiment

As it happens, last year I found myself in a relatively short line at the Cannes film festival for "some Argentinian film," as the person standing next to me put it when I asked what we were to see. I...