Walter Salles

Walter Salles

Walter Moreira Salles, Jr. (born April 12, 1956) is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer of international prominence. Salles's first notable film was Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land), released in Brazil in 1995. Locally, it was widely acclaimed by film critics and a minor box-office hit, and it was selected...
Posted 16 Sep 2011 | Brazilian directors | 0 Comments
Behind the sun - poster

Behind the Sun

Behind the Sun (Portuguese title: Abril Despedaçado) is a 2001 Brazilian film directed by Walter Salles, produced by Arthur Cohn, and starring Rodrigo Santoro. Its original Portuguese title means Shattered April, and it is based on the novel of the same name (original Albanian title: Prill i Thyer) written...
Posted 12 Sep 2011 | Brazilian movies, Images, Synopsis, Trailers | 2 Comments
San Sebastian International Film Festival

Donostia Zinemaldia – San Sebastián International Film Festival

The San Sebastián International Film Festival was conceived in 1952 as an International Film Week for the purpose of screening and marketing films. It was not long before the IFFPA granted it B status (non-competitive), thanks to the success of its first edition. A year later it was called...
Posted 12 Sep 2011 | Events | 0 Comments
Providence Latin American Film Festival - featured

Providence Latin American Film Festival

The Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF) is the largest Latin film festival in all of New England – United States. It features films from Spain, Portugal and all Latin America. The festival takes place right in beautiful downtown Providence, Rhode Island, at the RISD Auditorium, the Cable Car...
Posted 09 Sep 2011 | Events | 0 Comments
Nine Queens

Nine Queens

Nine Queens (Spanish: Nueve Reinas) is an Argentine crime drama film written and directed by Fabián Bielinsky. The picture features Gastón Pauls, Ricardo Darín, Leticia Brédice, and Tomás Fonzi, among others. The film was nominated for 28 awards and won 21 of them. The film’s screenplay was adapted in...
Posted 08 Sep 2011 | Argentine movies, Images, Synopsis, Trailers | 3 Comments
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Toronto International Film Festival

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a “festival of festivals” — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most successful cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform to premiere films. Boasting a public eager for...
Posted 06 Sep 2011 | Events | 0 Comments
Biennale Di Venezia

68th Venice International Film Festival

The 68th Venice International Film Festival, organized by , will run at Venice Lido August 31st through September 10th, 2011. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry,...
Posted 05 Sep 2011 | Events | 0 Comments

9th Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Vancouver, B.C.— The 9th Annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is proud to announce that for the first time in its history it will have three competition sections for short, documentary and feature-length films. Seven documentary films will be part of the documentary competition sponsored by the Al Jazeera...
Posted 05 Sep 2011 | Events | 0 Comments
Cama adentro

Movies from Argentina – New York Times selection

The list below is a selection of Argentine films reviewed by The New York Times. Only movies marked as Critic’s Pick have been included in the list. Cama adentro (2004) Diarios de Motocicleta (2003) El aura (2005) El bonaerense (2002) Hamaca paraguaya (2006) Historias mínimas (2002) La mujer sin...
Posted 04 Aug 2011 | Argentine movies, Lists | 0 Comments

Elite Squad

The Elite Squad (Portuguese: Tropa de Elite) is a 2007 Brazilian film directed by José Padilha. The film is a semi-fictional account of the BOPE (Portuguese: Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais), the Special Police Operations Battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police. It is the second feature film...
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