Tag Archives: Latin America

Love in the time of apocalypse: “El desierto” [2013, Argentina]

It’s good to be back, even if briefly. Having been force-fed a diet of Hollywood over the past few months during my infrequent flights – yes, there must be a worldwide conspiracy to trap people into watching a whole … Continue reading

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A quest for success, Argentinian style: “Gato negro” [2014 Argentina]

Gastón Gallo’s directorial début “Gato negro” [Eng. Title: The Black Cat] is about a man’s dogged determination to break away from poverty and become a success story, and the price he’ll end up paying in the process.
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Jodorowsky’s self-therapy: “La danza de la realidad” [2013 Chile, France]

After nearly a quarter of a century, Alejandro Jodorowsky, the Swiss Army Knife among provocative artists, conjures up a deeply personal film by adapting portions from his recently published autobiography. “La danza de la Realidad” [Eng. Title: The Dance … Continue reading

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“Mujeres infieles” [2004 Chile]: “Orgasm is a fundamental human right!”

So declares psychologist Eva Soler (María Izquierdo) during a TV talk show in Rodrigo Ortuzar Lynch’s début feature “Mujeres infieles” [Eng. Title: Unfaithful Women]. Her statement is aimed at furthering the film’s intentions, which is to open up a … Continue reading

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Making the best of available time: “Una Noche” [2012 Cuba, USA, UK]

 
Lucy Mulloy has made a stirring directorial feature film début through the Cuban drama “Una Noche” [Eng. Title: One Night]. Set in Havana for the most part, it narrates events during a momentous day and night in the lives … Continue reading

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