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‘Oscuro Animal’ Wins 2016 Lima Film Festival

13 August 2016 9:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lima – Colombian helmer Felipe Guerrero’s feature debut “Oscuro Animal” (“Dark Beast”) snagged both the best film prize and int’l critics award at the 20th Lima Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday. The Gema Films-Mutokino co-production is on a winning streak, having just won the top awards at the March 2016 Guadalajara Int’l Film Fest, including Best Ibero-American Film, director and actress for all three actresses in the nearly dialogue-free triptych.

At the closing ceremony, transmitted live on TV Peru, a tearful Gema Juarez-Allen of Gema Films thanked the film’s crew, its three actresses and the film funds which helped get the film made.

The official selection jury comprised of Ciro Guerra, Karim Ainouz, Daniela Michel, Ezequiel Acuna and Alonso Cueto also awarded Kleber Mendonca Filho’s 1940s-set drama “Aquarius” of Brazil with a special jury prize and a best actress award to Sonia Braga for her performance in the pic. »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Lima Festival Turns 20 as Peruvian Film Production Surges

4 August 2016 1:25 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peru’s Lima Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary as its local pic industry is reporting dramatic growth. National production levels have spiked over the past three years, from 12 releases in 2013 to at least 21in 2015, with expectations for an average output of 20 in subsequent years. Peru has also earned its place on the world stage for the extraordinary appeal of its cuisine, with some of the top restaurants in the world based in Lima.

A new president, economist and former World Bank exec, Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski (aka Ppk), took office on July 28. How much of a film buff he is remains a mystery but he is known to be a keen piano player.

“The new government is most likely going to favor new investments and this will indirectly bolster the construction of new cinemas and private initiatives to invest in Peruvian films,” said Jorge Licetti, general manager of leading distrib New Century Films, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Sarajevo: 'Toni Erdmann', 'Aquarius' to play in Kinoscope

18 July 2016 6:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The non-competitive strand will also feature Pablo Larrain’s Neruda and Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson.Scroll down for full line-up

This year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20) will feature 17 titles in its Kinoscope programme, including festival hits such as Toni Erdmann and Cameraperson

First launched in 2012, the non-competitive strand selects titles from around the world, excluding territories featured in the festival’s main competition.

This year’s line-up includes titles that have received plaudits at major festivals, including three Palme d’Or nominated films from this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Aquarius, Alain Guiraudie’s Staying Vetical, and Maren Ade’s crowd favourite Toni Erdmann, which clocked the highest ever score on Screen’s Cannes Jury Grid.

Also from Cannes is Pablo Larrain’s Neruda, which premiered in Directors’ Fortnight, while the programme includes Kirsten Johnson’s documentary Cameraperson, which recently won the top prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Titles that premiered »

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Neon Bull Movie Review

2 April 2016 10:13 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Neon Bull (Boi neon) Kino Lorber Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Gabriel Mascaro Written by: Gabriel Mascaro Cast: Juliano Cazarré, Aline Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Maeve Jinkings, Vinicius de Oliveira, Josinaldo Alves, Samya de Lavor Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 3/22/16 Opens: April 8, 2016 Bullfighting was banned in Catalonia, Spain, in 2012.  Computer models are available for examining frog anatomy, making dissection unnecessary in biology classes.  American companies are falling over themselves, advertising that no animals were abused in the making of their products.  Seaworld is under pressure to stop exploiting the services of whales and dolphins.  Yet rodeos in the U.S. are still popular out west  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Guadalajara: Premio Maguey Toasts the Global Gay Evolution

10 March 2016 1:10 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guadalajara – Celebrating its fifth year at the Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (Ficg), the Premio Maguey has been a standard bearer of Guadalajara’s vibrant Lgbt community.

This year’s theme is “evolution,” which in the words of Guadalajara Int’l Film Fest Board of Trustees president Raul Padilla, describes the Premio Maguey as “a space where sexual diversity is celebrated, and as a response to criticism towards Guadalajara as a homophobic, chauvinistic and hypocritical city.”

“We’ve also borne witness to the evolution in films about sexual diversity, where straight actors no longer balk at playing gay and directors don’t hesitate to deal with such themes,” said Cortes, citing Indian entry “Loev” whose director Sudhanshu Saria relates how he didn’t tell his crew what the film was about to avoid any conflict in a country where homosexuality is taboo. Its star, Indian heartthrob Shiv Pandit, may have »

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'Neon Bull' wins in Cartagena

6 March 2016 10:38 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gabriel Mascaro’s selection from Brazil-Uruguay-Holland has won the official narrative competition award as the Colombian festival came to a close on Monday.

Jurors Michel Franco, Mike Downey and Ailín Salas awarded Neon Bull (Boi Neon, pictured) the $15,000 Cine Colombia prize.

Best director went to José Luis Guerín for Spain’s La Academia De Musas.

The Fipresci Prize went to Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ recent Sundance world premiere Much Ado About Nothing (Chile).

The Cine Colombiano official competition prize and an $11,000 award was presented to Noche Herida (Colombia-Belgium) by Nicolás Rincón.

A special jury prize went to Siembra (Colombia-Germany) by Angela Osorio and Santiago Lozano, while best director was awarded to Luis Ospina for Todo Comenzó Por El Fin. Ospina’s film also won the audience award.

Top documentary honours went to El Viento Sabe Que Vuelvo A Casa (Chile) by José Luis Torres Leiva, and best director to Jorge Caballero for Paciente (Colombia). The jury prize was awarded »

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