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…
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…
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…
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."
CIE may be as yet-unknown to U.S. auds but Alejandro Soberon is betting it won't be that way for long.
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…
These are trying times for pay TV programmers in Latin America. The most heavily cabled market, Argentina, is struggling with an-ongoing recession while overall pay TV penetration in the region…
CIE topper Alejandro Soberon was bitten by the showbiz bug early in life. While still a teenager, he partnered with his father to form Frontera Films, which turned out 35 low-budget pics over a…
The next major project from Cuban helmer Fernando Perez is a true labor of love. Writer Anna Assenza had been searching fruitlessly for a director in her native Italy to adapt her autobiographical…