Latin American filmmakers are an emerging global force, riding on a wave of genre films. So much so that Latin America’s biggest movie market, Ventana Sur, which means Southern Window, has launched Blood Window, a slice of the mart dedicated to horror.
More widely available digital distribution systems, whether set-top boxes or game consoles or even mobile phones streaming content, have created a demand for youth-skewing genre pics in Europe, Asia and especially the United States.
“Ironically, it’s easier to find interest abroad when producing genre films than here in Argentina,” says scribe-helmer Ramiro Garcia Bogliano.
Javier Fernandez at Buenos Aires’ Incaa, which co-organizes Ventana Sur with the Cannes Festival’s Film Market, likens the rise in Latin American genre to what happened in South Korea a little more than a decade ago, and more recently Spain.
Some highlights of the surge:
Argentina’s Andy Muschietti (“Mama”) and »
- John Hopewell
Similar News ItemsEli Roth
- David O. Russell, Amy Adams Celebrate ‘American Hustle’ (From Variety - Film News. 28 February 2014, 1:13 PM, PST)
- Fearnet Movie Review: 'Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero' (From FEARnet. 27 February 2014, 4:57 PM, PST)
- 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero' Gets Summer 2014 Release Date (From MovieWeb. 27 February 2014, 4:30 PM, PST)
- InsideTV Podcast: Robert Rodriguez drops intel on new 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series (From EW.com - Inside TV. 27 February 2014, 8:24 AM, PST)
- Fede Alvarez Directs An Episode Of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series’ (From LatinoReview. 26 February 2014, 1:26 PM, PST)
- Evil Dead’s Fede Alvarez Will Direct The Eighth Episode Of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (From We Got This Covered. 26 February 2014, 11:34 AM, PST)
"Full House" (1987)
- ‘The Bag Man’ a forgettable footnote for both John Cusack and Robert De Niro (From SoundOnSight. 6 March 2014, 9:19 PM, PST)
- The 25 best TV opening credit sequences of all-time (From Hitfix. 6 March 2014, 8:08 PM, PST)
- Candace Cameron Bure Pleads with Facebook Critics to Stop the Hate (From GossipCop. 5 March 2014, 1:31 PM, PST)