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.

DEC
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Las Acacias

The first feature film from Argentine director Pablo Giorgelli has been a huge success. Las Acacias won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Film) at the 2011 Cannes Festival, the New Horizons Prize at San Sebastian and the Sutherland Award for

DEC
5

Battlefield @ Bolívar Hall

This is a rare opportunity to see the cult, low-budget hit that has taken cinemas in Bolivia by storm. Battlefield – directed by Amancay Tapia – is the story of five women trapped in a beauty salon in La Paz

DEC
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Movimientos Live Presents Our Latin Thing

Movimientos will be celebrating the release of Our Latin Thing on DVD by joining forces with Shook magazine and Strut records to screen this salsa classic at Notting Hill Arts Club, where it will be followed by the normal Movimientos

NOV
30

Our Latin Thing @ La Bodeguita

Our Latin Thing is the definitive document of Latino life in New York in the early 70s. Directed by Leon Gast (When We Were Kings), the film focuses on a live performance by Fania All Stars – including the likes

NOV
29

Cocaine Unwrapped

Screening of Cocaine Unwrapped, a new documentary about cocaine. The film follows the trail of the drug through the coca farmers in Bolivia and Colombia, the drugs mules in Ecuadorian prisons, and the street dealers in Mexico, to the consumers

NOV
10

City of God @ London World Film Festival

Rio Film School are hosting the Brazilian night of the London World Film Festival, which means a screening of City of God as well as a Q+A with Leandro Firmino (aka Lil Ze from City of God) and a few

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.