Latin American Films. Yareah magazine next issue is titled “Your movie”. We are receiving articles and opinions from all quarters. Different likes and different choices because cinema is a global phenomenon. How about yours?
Today, we like to talk about Latin American films. From Mexico to Argentina, they had and have great filmmakers (Guillermo del Toro, Valeria Sarmiento, Alfonso Cuaron, Arturo Ripstein…) and movies (Nine Queens, Strawberry and Chocolate, City of God, The Headless Woman…). The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has wanted to honor Latin American cinema.
From March 14 to March 21, 2013, join them for a weeklong film festival that explores emerging Latin American cinematic talent. From intense, family-focused dramas to a sensitive coming-of-age story about first love, the film series represents the best of contemporary filmmaking in the region.
La Sirga by William Vega (Colombia, 2012, 90 min.). After escaping from government forces, Alicia seeks refuge at her uncle’s rundown and remote lakeside inn, “La Sirga.” There, on a swampy beach, she tries to settle down, but a brutal war wages around them. Vega dramatizes the violence through strained conversations, the sound of rain hitting the tin roof, the creaking floorboards, and the rumble of distant thunder. With remarkable and eloquent restraint, Vega quietly and intimately immerses us in the conflicts of his native country. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Other movies in this series:
-Thursday till Sunday by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile, 2012, 90 min.)
-Post Tenebras Lux by Carlos Reygadas (Mexico, 2012, 120 min.)
-Jonathas’ Forest (A Floresta de Jonathas) by Sergio Andrade (Brazil, 2012, 99 min.)
-Clandestine Childhood (Infancia Clandestina) by Benjamin Ávila (Argentina, 2012, 110 min.)
Definitely, fresh and vibrant voices from Latin America. If you have the chance, don’t miss this opportunity.
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