Tag: uruguay

MONOS Trailer Observes the Calm Before the Chaos

And now for something calming, until chaos erupts. Directed by Alejandro Landes, Monos appears to start in relative peace and tranquility, as a group of people enjoy life in a beautiful, remote area. Slowly, however, the trailer adds bits and...

Latin Beat: GENESIS NIRVANA, FUERZAS ESPECIALES, LA ENTITAD, THE NAKED ROOM, Plus Fantastic Fest Movie Posters

Three of our correspondents who are based in Latin America have kindly provided updates on what's opening in theaters locally in the next week or two, along with posters and trailers. Chile, Peru, and Mexico are represented in those reports.Those...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: HIGH FIVE Revels In Drug-Fueled Mayhem

Manuel Facal's High Five (Relocos y Repasados) is an Uruguayan stoner comedy that belongs in the company of the greats. While drug movies have been around for at least 50 years, it wasn't until the legendary Lou Adler's adaptation of the...

Watch The Exclusive Trailer For LA CASA MUDA Director's LOCAL GOD

Uruguyan director Gustavo Hernandez created quite a stir with his debut feature, the single take horror La Casa Muda (The Silent House). An astounding piece of technical filmmaking that proved Hernandez had an uncommon knack for building tension, La Casa...

Review: TANTA AGUA, A Fine Tuned Familial Comedy from Uruguay

Alberto (Néstor Guzzini), a schlubby divocé takes his two unenthused children, Lucia (Málu Chouza) and Federico (Joaquín Castiglioni) on a road trip from Montevideo to a famed hot spring. The problem is, when they get there, the pool is closed...