Tag: chile

EMBRYO: Fresh Images From The New Sci-Fi/Horror Project by Patricio Valladares

If there is one thing that you cannot blame Chilean director Patricio Valladares of being, it is being lazy. Valladares is hard at work on creating a new Sci-fi/Horror mini series called Embryo, plugging away at the pilot. He has...

Review: A FANTASTIC WOMAN, Simultaneously Charming, Serious and Magical

In 2016, Álex Anwandter's Chilean LGBT drama You'll Never Be Alone was one of the films that lit up Berlinale's programme from the heart of Panorama (read the review). And since then, Pablo Larraín has cemented his respected standing with...

Santiago 2017 Preview: Chilean Cinema, Yoko Ono and European Invasion in Santiago

The 13th Santiago International Film festival, introduces more than a hundred international and domestic productions at the Chilean gathering.

Review: In ENDLESS POETRY, Alejandro Jodorowsky Continues to Amaze

Chilean born Alejandro Jodorowsky can be called many things: Mystic, sage, tarot master, director, screenwriter, actor, mime, graphic novel scribe, healer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, spiritual guru. All that and more could fit on his resume... if he was a man...

Berlinale 2017 Review: A FANTASTIC WOMAN, Sebastián Lelio's Masterpiece of Micro-Aggressions

Last year, Álex Anwandter's Chilean LGBT drama You'll Never Be Alone was one of the films that lit up Berlinale's programme from the heart of Panorama (read the review). And since then, Pablo Larraín has cemented his respected standing with...

Ten Best Chilean Films of 2016

What a weird year it's been for Chilean cinema. If anything, it was a demonstration that the work critics do can sometimes weigh on the decisions that Hollywood makes. None of the films directed by Pablo Larraín (No, Post Mortem)...

Review: NERUDA, Playful, Poetic Filmmaking

Treading boundaries of reality in a free form that is unquestionably cinematic, director Pablo Larrain achieves something very special with Neruda. It's a beautifully crafted film that feels completely effortless and airy. It is clever, playful and fluid yet not too showy, emotionally resonant yet not corny. It's a political treatise, yet it doesn't take itself too seriously. But it doesn't make light of the persecution and people's suffering either. Neruda is a great achievement in the cinematic art form.

INFIERNO EN EL CIELO: New Spanish Trailer for Russian Thriller FLIGHT CREW

A new trailer for Infierno en el Cielo gets right to the point: this is a crazy airplane thriller (apparently) that you probably won't want to watch if you have a fear of flying and/or are taking a flight anytime...

Watch New Creepy Trailer for Jorge Olguin's WHISPERS OF THE FOREST

Nearly three years ago, we published a creepy trailer for Jorge Olguin's Whispers of the Forest (Gritas del Bosque) and now the 3D horror movie is finally heading for theatrical release in its native Chile. A new trailer is just...

Now On Blu-ray: Pablo Larraín's THE CLUB, Stomach-Churning Drama By The Sea

A suffocating drama, Pablo Larraín's The Club (El Club) feels like an painful attack by a swarm of mosquitoes. It's not, by the way, to be mistaken for Pablo Trapero's film titled El Clan,/b>, which also came out last year....

The 10 Best Chilean Films Of 2015

2015 was definitively an interesting year for Chilean cinema. It was present at most of the major festivals in the world, and it generated some buzz regarding its good moments once again, something that has been the talk of the...

Paz Bascunan Has NO FILTER In Latest Nicolas Lopez Comedy

Chilean writer-director Nicolas Lopez reunites with frequent collaborator Paz Bascunan for his upcoming comedy No Filter (Sin Filtro) and while she's not actually reprising her character from Lopez's hugely popular trio of Fuck My Life movies it's obvious that this...

Santiago 2015 Announces Winners, Led By SURIRE And THE WOLFPACK

The 2015 edition of the Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (SANFIC) concluded this past weekend, and an international jury has announced their prize-winners in three competitive categories. More than 90 films from 20 countries screened during the festival, which is...

LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA Trailer Puts A Relationship To The Test

The trailer for La Memoria del Agua (The Memory of Water) effectively establishes an unhappy, moody tone for its tale of a young couple whose relationship is put to the test after a tragic accident. Elena Anaya and Benjamin Vicuna star....

CrowdFund This: NONA, Strange Fires And A Mysterious Woman In Chile

In one of the more unusual crowdfunding videos I've seen, Josefina Ramirez talks about her method of choosing roles: "I don't have to read scripts ... Just tell me the theme, and from that I make my own deductions." Now,...

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....

Review: REDEEMER, Creative Beyond The Visceral Fight Scenes

Ernesto Diaz Espinoza has long been a favorite director in the Twitch world. His impressive ability to keep the action flowing while dabbling in different subgenres has always been commendable. In Mirageman, Diaz Espinsoza married lo-fi action with the tropes...

Review: THE STRANGER, A Vampire Film That Doesn't Scream About It

Directed by Guillermo Amoedo and executive produced by Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez (who collaborated on Aftershock, The Green Inferno, and home invasion thriller Knock, Knock with Keanu Reeves), The Stranger is a vampire film that doesn't scream that it's...

DOWNHILL: Image From Chilean Survival Thriller And What Is Next For Its Director

Chilean director Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods) passed along this still from his survival horror Downhill before he heads over to Turkey to shoot his next film. More on that in a moment. Filming of Downhill wrapped up last week in...

Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO Will Head To Theaters After All

Eli Roth's The Green Inferno is heading to theaters in the U.S. on September 25, 2015. The horror picture debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013 and made the genre fest rounds after that before getting picked up...