Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, (LALIFF) presents feature films,documentaries, shorts and special screenings. The films showcase a wide varietyof themes by Latino filmmakers, producers, writers and actors, as well as moviesthat depict Latino culture. It is a competitive festival with prizes and a venue wherefilmmakers come together...
Posted 17 Jul 2011 | Events | 0 Comments
Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel Portolés is considered the father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to...
Posted 15 Jul 2011 | Spain, Spanish directors | 0 Comments
Like Water For Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate  (original title: Como agua para chocolate) is a 1992 film based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards of the Mexican Academy of Motion Pictures, including the Ariel Award for Best Picture, and...
Posted 12 Jul 2011 | Images, Mexican movies, Synopsis, Trailers | 0 Comments
Viggo Mortensen and Soledad Villamil in "Everybody Has a Plan"

Viggo Mortensen in Argentina Filming “Everyone Has a Plan”

Oscar nominated actor Viggo Mortensen and The Secret in Their Eyes star Soledad Villamil have been spotted in Argentina recently filming their upcoming feature Everyone Has a Plan. This movie is one of two upcoming movies for Mortensen with filming locations in Argentina – the other being the adaptation...
Posted 12 Jul 2011 | News | 0 Comments


Whisky is an Argentine-German-Spanish-Uruguayan tragicomedy film directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll. The film stars Andrés Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolani, Ana Katz, and Daniel Hendler. It has very sparse dialogue and the three principal actors play very straight roles showing little emotion. It was premiered at...

Spanish government extends Spain’s film production tax shelter for private investors

Spain may reup tax breaks by John Hopewell for Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s socialist government has moved to extend Spain’s film production tax shelter for private investors. Announced Friday at a cabinet meeting, the proposal is framed in a decree law that still needs parliamentary approval. Spain’s opposition...
Posted 05 Jul 2011 | News | 0 Comments
Ibero-American Movies

Money rolls in as Spanish films get international acclaim

The resurgence in Spanish cinema continues apace. Last week FAPAE, the main Spanish film producers’ association, announced that Spanish movies made more money abroad in 2010 than they did in their domestic market, for the third year running. While Spanish films made €80.3 million (Dh418.5m) in ticket sales at...
Posted 05 Jul 2011 | News | 0 Comments
Paris Cinéma

Mexico in focus – Paris Cinéma IFF 2011

Paris Cinema International Film Festival is targeted as an annual democratic and off-beat event. It aims at discovering filmmakers through an international competition, but also exploring a wide range of cinematic styles (through French Premieres, retrospectives, tributes but also outdoor and special events), at the beginning of each summer...
Posted 04 Jul 2011 | Events | 0 Comments
Ibero-American Movies

Ibero-American movies at the New Zealand International Film Festival

The following is a list of Ibero-American films to be screened at the 2011 New Zealand International Film Festival: A Useful Life Federico Veiroj, Spain, Uruguay, 2010, 67min This wry, melancholic film is slyly observed by second-time director Federico Veiroj, and graced with superb black-and-white chiaroscuro and an inventive...
Posted 29 Jun 2011 | News | 0 Comments
New Zealand Film Festival

New Zealand International Film Festival

With a line-up featuring some of the more diametrically-opposed visions of the world, audiences are set to swing from joy to horror and right back to sweet satisfaction during this years’ New Zealand International Film Festival. Opening with a world premier from an Auckland filmmaker and closing with the...
Posted 29 Jun 2011 | Events | 1 Comment
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