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Guatemala Selects IXCANUL as Its Oscar Contender
Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:51

Guatemala has become the first Latin American country to select its candidate for the 88th edition of the Academy Awards in the Foreign-Language Film competition. The Central American country has selected Jayro Bustamante’s acclaimed debut feature film Ixcanul as its official candidate. The film which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last February where it was awarded with the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize, tells the story of Maria, a 17 year old Mayan woman, who lives

 
Cannes-Winner LA JAULA DE ORO Finally Arrives in U.S. Theaters
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 20:50

La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream), the acclaimed debut feature by Spanish-born director Diego Quemada-Diez, will have its long awaited theatrical release in American

 
Venezuela Competes at Venice for the First Time Ever
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 21:13

A Venezuelan film will compete for the first time for the Golden Lion, top award at the Venice Film Festival, as Lorenzo Vigas’ debut feature Desde Allá has its world premiere next week in the official competition of the 72nd edition Italian film festival early

 
Mexican director Arturo Ripstein to be Fêted at Venice
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:57

Mexican director Arturo Ripstein will be be honored at this year’s Venice Film Festival with a Special Biennale Award in recognition of his fifty-year career. “Arturo Ripstein is the most vital, tenacious and original director of the generation that made its debut in the

 
Brazilian Drama THE MOVING CREATURES Will Open in NYC
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 17:23

Cinema Slate has announced the New York theatrical release of Caetano Gotardo’s feature debut The Moving Creatures (O Que Se Move) on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Cinema Village. The Brazilian drama was written and directed

 
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