Contemporary World Cinema y los Oscars
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Kreative Finds’ top Latino films for 2009, some of them will leave you thinking and dreaming the movie plots and characters for days! The Academy Award Winner The Secret in Their Eyes it is simply AMAZING! A must to see. La Teta Asustada (The Milk of Sorrow), also got nominated by the Oscars, addresses the fears of abused women during Peru’s recent history. Rabia, is a romantic thriller about José María (Gustavo Sánchez Parra), a construction worker on the run for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend Rosa (Martina García) works as a housekeeper. Los Viajes del Viento “The Wind Journeys”, different to the classic Colombian movies is about a journey throw the diversity of the Caribbean cost of Colombia, its people and its music.
El Secreto de sus Ojos | The Secret in their Eyes
Dir: Juan José Campenella
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Soleda Villamil, Plablo Rago, Javier Godino
What an amazing film. One that fills your entire array of senses and sensitivities, and the praise from Argentine reviewers here is 100 percent justified. Ricardo Darín turns in another majestic performance as a Buenos Aires court employee who is fiercely affected by the rape and murder of a young girl in 1974, a tragedy that dominates his life. Overlapping this theme is the powerfully sensual but never physical relationship between Darín and his superior, the investigating judge played by the superb Soledad Villamil. The connection between the two is electric. It’s a pity this film cannot easily transcend the language barrier, if it was an English-language film of the same quality it would already be hailed as a masterpiece. The blending of tragedy, love, violence and humour is brilliant, and the comedy dialogue fantastic. One scene where Ricardo Darín is balled out for having searched an old lady’s house is priceless in terms of comic timing and delivery. A wonderful performance also from Guillermo Francella as the court clerk with a drinking problem, in fact the secondary acting is all first-class. The camera-work is impressive, especially the swoop down into the football stadium and the closeups, and the script is also superb. Argentina has nominated the film as its candidate for best foreign film at the Oscar’s.
Trailer La Teta asustada | The Milk Sorrow
La Teta Asustada (English: The Milk of Sorrow, literally “The Frightened Teat”) is a 2009 film by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa and co-produced by Peru and Spain. The film stars Magaly Solier, and addresses the fears of abused women during Peru’s recent history. It won the 2009 Golden Bear award and FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the award for best movie in the 24 Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara in Mexico. It was nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Picture.
Fausta tiene LA TETA ASUSTADA, una enfermedad que se trasmite por la leche materna de las mujeres que fueron violadas o maltratadas durante la guerra del terrorismo en el Perú.
Los Viajes del Viento (The Wind Journeys)
Different to the classic Colombian movies. A journey throw the diversity of the Caribbean cost of Colombia, its people and its music. Refreshing and well made. It is very interesting that the lead actor is actually a well known Valletano singer. His songs a lot more popular than his funny name: Marciano. The selection of songs along the movie is perfect. Traditional Vallenatos that this movie will always help to remember. Ciro Guerra, the director, is making a great effort to show people around the world the most beautiful and forgotten places of the north region of Colombia.
Rabia | 2009
Dir: Sebastián Cordero
Plot: Sebastián Cordero’s third film Rabia is a romantic thriller about José María (Gustavo Sánchez Parra), a construction worker on the run for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend Rosa (Martina García) works as a housekeeper. Rabia had its World Premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema program at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, where Diana Sanchez wrote in her program capsule: “Rabia is an incisive commentary on the frustration of Latin Americans living in Spain. Victims of racism and paternalism, they must endure humiliation in order to keep their jobs, send money home and attain a better future. Often robbed of dignity, many are forced to live like José María–hidden, the unwanted other in Spanish daily life.” Rabia now boasts its Us premiere at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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