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Munich Film Festival 2011

From Rebellion to Riches – Latin America’s New Generation of Auteur Filmmakers

A transvestite who works as a prostitute and a professor for gender studies devotes her free time to writing historical romances. A Hare-Krishna disciple, who, after his day job at a call center, turns into a screaming soccer fan. Two protagonists in the debut film of Brazilian Sérgio Borges....
Posted 21 Jun 2011 | News | 0 Comments

The City and the Dogs

The City and the Dogs (original title: La Ciudad y Los Perros) is based on the book of Mario Vargas Llosa “La cuidad y los perros” (translated to English as “The Time of the Hero”). The movie shows common problems in the society, as racism, corruption, etc, in the...
Havana Suite

Habana Suite

Habana Suite (original title: Suite Havana) is a 2003 Cuban documentary directed by Fernando Pérez. The documentary was filmed with fictional cinema techniques depicting a day in a life of thirteen real people, from a ten-year-old child with Down Syndrome to a 79-year-old lady who sells peanuts in the...
Viridiana

Viridiana

Viridiana (Latin for green) is a 1961 Spanish-Mexican motion picture, directed by Luis Buñuel and produced by Mexican Gustavo Alatriste. It is loosely based on Halma, a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós. Viridiana was the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, but it was...
Pantaleón y las visitadoras

Pantaleón y las visitadoras

Pantaleón y las visitadoras is a 2000 Spanish-Peruvian co-production directed by Francisco J. Lombardi. It is based on the eponymous comic novel by acclaimed Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The film was chosen as Peru’s official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Awards, but did not...
Welcome Mr Marshall! - poster

Welcome Mr. Marshall!

Welcome Mr. Marshall! (Spanish: ¡Bienvenido, Mister Marshall!) is a 1953 Spanish comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga and considered one of the masterpieces of Spanish cinema. The film was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. Plot People of a small Spanish town, Villar del Río, hear of...

Son of the Bride

Son of the Bride (Spanish: El hijo de la novia) (2001) is a heart-warming story of love and the appreciation of life. This award-winning Argentine feature was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The movie was directed by Juan José Campanella (The Secret in Their...
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - DVD

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Spanish: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) is a 1988 Spanish black comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. The film brought Almodóvar to widespread international attention: it was nominated for the...
Buena Vista Social Club

Top 10 Movies from Cuba

The Top 10 Movies from Cuba is a selection of the most voted movies from IMDB. Is your favourite Cuban movie on the list? Buena Vista Social Club (1999) Soy Cuba (1964) Fresa y chocolate (1994) Habana Blues (2005) Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968) Guantanamera (1995) Lista de espera (2000)...
Posted 20 Apr 2011 | Lists, Movies, Other Countries | 0 Comments
La Estrategia del Caracol - poster

The Strategy of the Snail

The Strategy of the Snail (Spanish: La Estrategia del Caracol) is a 1993 Colombian comedy-drama film directed and produced by Colombian filmmaker and director Sergio Cabrera. The film is starred by Frank Ramirez, Florina Lemaitre, Humberto Dorado, Fausto Cabrera and Carlos Vives. The film is a winner of the...
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