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Lerman's REFUGIADO Wins Havana Film Fest New York
Sunday, 19 April 2015 14:14

The Argentinean film Refugiado by Diego Lerman was the winner of the Havana Star Prize Best Film at the Havana Film Festival New York, it was announced Friday. The jury composed by the Havana Film Festival director Iván Giroud, screenwriter/filmmaker Alberto Ferreras, and actress/vocalist Cristina Morrison also offered a Special Jury Mention to the Cuban film Venecia by Kiki Álvarez. Refugiado, Lerman’s fourth feature film, tells the story of 7-year-old Matías and his newly pregnant mother, Laura, who flee their house after another outburst of

 
Mexican GÜEROS to Open at Film Forum this May
Friday, 17 April 2015 21:18

New York-based distribution company Kino Lorber has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to Güeros, the award-winning and critically acclaimed feature debut by Mexican writer/director Alonso Ruizpalacios. Winner of the Best First Feature award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, the Best Cinematography award (given to DP Damian Garcia) at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and the winner of a Special Jury Mention for Screenwriting and the New Auteurs Audience Award at AFI Fest 2014, Güeros was recently nominated to 12 Ariel Awards (Mexico’s Academy Awards), receiving more nominations than any other title this year.

 
VIAJE: A New Departure for Costa Rican Cinema
Friday, 17 April 2015 02:20

By Yoshua Oviedo Ugalde

The effervescence of the emerging Costa Rican cinema is not weakening. As the production expands in new directions, each new film brings forth new formal postures, highlighting the different artistic paths filmmakers are using for self-expression.
Viaje, Paz Fábrega’s second feature film, follows her 2009 debut, Cold Water of the Sea/ Agua fría de mar, winner of the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam

 
With One Exception, Cannes Snubs Latin America
Thursday, 16 April 2015 13:49

The Cannes Film Festival has announced today the selection for its official competition and A Certain Regard section for its 68th edition, mostly overlooking Latin America, as no film from the region made it to the official competition,

 
Mexican Film KINGS OF NOWHERE Rules at Full Frame
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:36

Mexican film Kings of Nowhere / Los reyes del pueblo que no existe, the debut feature film by Betzabé García, was the winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 18th edition of the Full Frame documentary film

 
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