Despite an ongoing recession and the economic difficulties of the national film institute, INCAA, 2000 was a vintage year for Argentine cinema.
Markets & Festivals
Riding a slew of box office champs and fresh money from new investors, Mexican film production is on a roll.
LA FUGA Producer: Telefe Cinema Division Director: Eduardo Mignogna Cast: Miguel Angel Sola, Norma Aleandro In post-production. True story of prison breakout. CHIQUITITAS Producer: Telefe Cinema…
Local filmmakers raised their eyebrows when CIE teamed with the venture capital arm of financial conglom Inbursa (owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim) to form Estudio Mexico Films in January…
Peru's Luis Llosa may have directed Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Lopez in Hollywood action films, but he still stays close to home.
BASTARDOS EN EL PARAISO (Bastards in Paradise) Director: Luis Vera Release: Opened March 15 A portrait of contemporary Sweden, film follows a diverse group of youth facing anti-immigrant sentiment in…
VIVIR MATA (Life Kills) Pic began shooting on the streets of Mexico in late February. Helmed by Nicolas Echeverria, pic is jointly produced by indie outfits Titan and Argos, the same team that came…
Latin music and Internet were buzzwords of the late '90s, and combining the two naturally emerged as a hot idea as the decade ended. But like their counterparts at U.S.-based Web sites, many…
Brazil's film biz has bounced back and is staking its claim anew. Last year, 24 Brazilian pics were released, grossing $17.4 million, compared with 25 pics, $11.9 million, in 1999.
For the second year running, a Chilean film set new attendance for a locally produced pic. Nearly 1 million Chileans went to see this year's draw, "Chacotero Sentimental."
AMORES POSSIVEIS (Possible Loves) Director: Sandra Werneck (“Little Book of Love”) Producer: Cineluz Stars: Murilo Benicio (“Woman on Top”) and Carolina Ferraz Release: Opens on March 30 Distrib…