Film

Interview with José Padilha

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within elevated José Padilha to a major player in Latin American cinema, and became the biggest-selling Brazilian film of all time. Now, it’s being released in the UK on DVD and we decided the time was right to talk to Padilha about the controversy of the first Elite Squad and the success of it’s sequel.

Review of Silver Cliff

Inspired by the legendary Chico Buarque song “Eye to Eye” and starring Brazilian soap actress Alessandra Negrini, Karim Ainouz’s moving, melancholy film Silver Cliff, was a worthy opener to Cinema of Brazil.

NOV
23

London Latin American Film Festival

Films from all over Latin America feature in this year’s edition of the London Latin American Film Fesival

NOV
29

2nd Portuguese Film Festival in London

The Portuguese Film Festival returns to London after a successful debut last year. The festival will be taking place between the 10th and 30th November with movies screening at Ritzy, Clapham Picture House and the Barbican.

NOV
11

Brazilian Cinema Returns

It wasn’t that long ago that we had the Brazilian Film Festival of London but already we have a new season of Brazilian cinema lined up, with the Cinema of Brazil season taking Travel Stories as it’s theme. This means

Interview with Fernando Meirelles

Fernando Meirelles is a man in demand. The renowned director of City of God, Constant Gardener and Blindness, is in town to present his new film, 360, which opened the 55th BFI London Film Festival yesterday. JD tracked him down for a chat.

OCT
13

Latin American Films at London Film Festival

The 55th BFI London Film Festival will be taking place from Wednesday 12th until Thursday 27th October, and as usual, includes a healthy selection of Latin American films.