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Viva – New Latin American Cinema

Imagine an Argentine retaking the Falkland Islands alone—cheating British military security and recording his crazy mission on video. Fabian is an Argentine national with a diabolical plan for revenge, a guerilla action by an advance agent pitted against those who defeated his country in ... Read more
In her directional debut, Argentinean filmmaker Albertina Carri takes us into a world of troubled despair in / Won't Go Back Home. It tells the story of the enclosed and desperate world of two families shaken by a murder. This is a tough film filled with desolation and anger and offering sincere ... Read more
Almost three million women in Brazil work as maids. The wealth of stories these women have to tell prompted directors Fernando Meirelles and Nando Oiival to make a comedy based on the award winning p!ay by Renata Melo. Nominated for a Tiger Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film ... Read more
Darlene, heavily pregnant, waits in the dust outside a tumbled down church for a bridegroom who will never appear. Resigned to her fate, she leaves the Brazilian backwater she lives in to return three years later, once again scouting a husband. Regina Case, one of Brazil's most popular actresses ... Read more
A glorious rendition of the mythical low affair between Orpheus and Euridice, set amidst the pageantry and splendour of Camivale. The Orfeu of this tale is a legendary singer and guitarist whose playing enchants all. In a Rio neighbourhood wracked by drugs, crime and violence, his powerful music is ... Read more
Barbet Schroeder's, Our Lady of the Assassins, is the powerful story of a city in ruins and one man's desperate journey to make sense of his life. The semi-autobiographical tale by Fernando Vallejo centres around the writer's return to his birthplace of Medellin, Colombia, which over four decades ... Read more
... ... Arturo Ripstein's film begins with a peasant being beaten to death by two of his friends after a fateful baseball match. Initially, the reasons for this are quite obscure, but they gradually emerge as his friends, his wife, and his lover bicker over the corpse. Winner of the Best Film and ... Read more
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