Category Archives: Latin American cinema

Neruda (Pablo Larraín, Chile/Argentina/France/Spain/USA, 2016)

There are numerous pleasures to be had watching Neruda, including some fantastic performances, an excellent script and some stunning cinematography. Up until now, I have basically enjoyed all of Pablo Larraín’s films (of those that I have seen)… but Neruda seems to function … Continue reading

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Adventures in Cinema 2015

There’ll be some stories below, so this is not just dry analysis of films I saw this year. But it is that, too. Sorry if this is boring. But you can go by the section headings to see if any … Continue reading

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Notes from the LFF: La jaula de oro/The Golden Dream (Diego Quemada-Díez, Mexico, 2013)

In a Q&A session after the screening of The Golden Dream, director Diego Quemada-Díez compared his film to a western. The film follows the journey of four youngsters travelling from Guatemala towards Los Angeles across Mexico – in a bid to … Continue reading

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Becoming Light: on recent documentary film (In Memoriam Chris Marker)

I rewatched Sans Soleil/Sunless (Chris Marker, France, 1983) today in honour of the passing of Chris Marker. It was as, if not more, beautiful than the first time I saw it. Nonetheless, I want to write about four other things … Continue reading

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