May 23, 2019

Guatemalan director César Díaz's first feature film, “Our Mothers” (“Nuestras Madres”), screened Tuesday in the Critic’s Week section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25).

It tells the story of the victims of the country’s brutal 36-year civil war – not just the hund...

May 18, 2019

Director Alice Furtado tells the story of a lovestruck teen attempting to defy the laws of nature at a time when Brazilian filmmakers are facing an uncertain future.

Brazilian director Alice Furtado’s feature debut, "Sick, Sick, Sick," is created by young people for you...

May 13, 2019

The European film industry knows it needs to nurture a new generation of filmmakers, filmgoers and film lovers to ensure its own continuity. But that’s a task easier said than done, especially in light of fast-changing patterns of media creation and consumption. Youth-...

February 21, 2019

At a time when public discourse in the US has been dominated by talk of walls, it’s ironic that a Mexican film has been knocking down figurative barriers all along its journey to this Sunday’s Oscar Awards.

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February 14, 2019

Best known internationally for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos, actor-turned-director Wagner Moura is also recognized in his native Brazil as, in his words, "a progressive, left-wing artist."

Moura’s directorial debut Marigh...

February 12, 2019

Brazilian film Greta, premiering Tuesday in the Berlin film festival's Panorama section, offers a character study of an aging gay male nurse grappling with oppressive loneliness, a fugitive lover, a dying transgender best friend and an obsession with Greta Garbo. It’s...

February 8, 2019

The moment may seem ripe for director Isabel Coixet’s latest film. Following in the footsteps of Oscar best picture nominees Roma and The Favourite, Elisa & Marcela is a female-centered, same-sex period romance that represents Netflix’s latest black-and-white feature s...

February 1, 2019

The documentary shorts category rarely grabs headlines at awards show, but the night before Spain's equivalent of the Oscars, the Goyas, everyone is talking about an 18-minute film about life in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza has become the center of a controversy after a planned...

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