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Colombian Filmmaker Ciro Guerra Wins Directors' Fortnight at Cannes
Friday, 22 May 2015 19:01

The Colombian film Embrace of the Serpent / El abrazo de la serpiente by Ciro Guerra was the winner of the top prize, the Art Cinema Award, at the 47th edition of Directors’ Fortnight, the independent parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival. Guerras’ third feature film -his follow-up to the Wind Journeys- is inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes. It tells the epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach,

Santiago Mitre's PAULINA Wins Cannes Critics' Week
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:25

The Argentinean film Paulina / La Patota, the second feature film by Santiago Mitre (El Estudiante) has won the top prize at the 54th annual edition of the International Critics’ Week, Cannes’ parallel competitive section. The

Film Forum to Present Retrospective on Master Mexican DP Gabriel Figueroa
Sunday, 17 May 2015 14:01

From June 5 -18, Film Forum—in association with Fundación Televisa, El Museo del Barrio, Cinema Tropical, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York—will present a two-week retrospective paying tribute to the

Manolo Caro’s ELVIRA, I’D GIVE YOU MY LIFE… To Have its International Premiere at the LA Film Fest
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 22:53

The comedy film Elvira, I’d Give You My Life, But I’m Using It / Elvira, te daría mi vida, pero la estoy usando by Mexican writer-director Manolo Caro will have its

Characters in Search of an Auteur: Martín Rejtman Discusses TWO SHOTS FIRED
Saturday, 16 May 2015 16:38

By Pedro Segura Bernal (@pedroemilio)

On the occasion of the release of Martín Rejtman’s latest film Two Shots Fired / Dos disparos at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, Pedro

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