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‘Tormentero’ Exclusive Trailer: Spookiness Abounds in SXSW Mexican Ghost Story — Watch

‘Tormentero’ Exclusive Trailer: Spookiness Abounds in SXSW Mexican Ghost Story — Watch
Things are all kinds of eerie in the exclusive trailer for Rubén Imaz’s Mexican ghost story “Tormentero,” which recently debuted at this year’s SXSW Festival.

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The film follows Romero, a retired fisherman who was rejected by his community when, years ago, he discovered an oil field in his village that caused his friends and neighbors to lose their way of life. Haunted by his past, his alcoholism, and his schizophrenia, Romero makes it his mission to reclaim the love and honor he lost decades earlier.

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The fantasy/drama stars José Carlos Ruiz, Gabino Rodríguez, Mónica Jiménez, Rosa Márquez, Waldo Facco, Nelly Valencia, Ausencio Valencia, and Leonardo Verdjo.

Tormentero” recently made its North American premiere at SXSW.
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Mundial boards world sales on SXSW premiere 'Tormentero'

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Mundial boards world sales on SXSW premiere 'Tormentero'
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Mexican Rubén Imaz’s feature will receive its North American debut after the recent world premiere in Cartagena.

Tormentero centres on a retired fisherman who discovered an oil field in his village many years ago that caused his friends and neighbours to lose sight of their values and reject him.

Now alcoholic, schizophrenic and haunted by his past, the man sets out to reclaim the love and honour he lost decades ago after his fateful discovery.

Gabino Rodríguez stars with José Carlos Ruiz and Mónica Jiménez. Julio Bárcenas Sánchez served as producer alongside Imaz, Gerylee Polanco Uribe, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas.

“Ruben is a filmmaker I have admired since my time at Canana Distribution, when we released his first film Familia Tortuga,” Mundial general manager Cristina Garza, who made the announcement on Monday, said.

“When
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Blu-ray Review – We Are the Flesh (2016)

We Are the Flesh, 2016.

Directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter.

Starring Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel, Gabino Rodríguez, and María Cid.

Synopsis:

A pair of homeless siblings takes shelter in an old building where a strange hermit forces them into a world of depravity.

“This is not your average party” says Mariano, one of the characters in We Are the Flesh, and never has a truer sentence been said, especially when you consider that Mariano is the instigator in all the madness that We Are the Flesh revels in. Who Mariano (Noé Hernández) is never gets revealed but it is suggested the setting for the film is a post-apocalyptic world where food and shelter are sparse; we know this because a pair of rough-looking teenage siblings (María Evoli and Diego Gamaliel) arrive in his decrepit building and ask for shelter, and Mariano is only too happy to give it to
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‘We Are The Flesh’ Review

Stars: Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel, Gabino Rodríguez, María Cid | Written and Directed by Emiliano Rocha Minter

“This is not your average party” hisses Mariano, the de facto protagonist-slash-antagonist of We Are The Flesh, the auspicious debut feature film from Mexican arthouse enfant terrible Emiliano Rocha Minter. Never has a truer phrase been spoken.

We are living in interesting times, make no mistake. There was a time where censorship in the UK had reached such fevered levels of absurdity that simply having the word “cannibal” in the title of your film was sufficient grounds for said film to be deemed obscene, banned and for anyone found peddling said smut to face potential fines and, potentially, imprisonment.

Thankfully, times have changed (for the most part) and that a film such as We Are The Flesh can now be released, fully uncut, by one of the world’s finest distribution companies,
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BFI London Film Festival 2015: ‘Lucifer’ is a hypnotic and satirical reflection on faith

Lucifer

Written by Gust van den Berghe

Directed by Gust van den Berghe

Belgium, 2014

Faith is such a tenuous concept that it’s hard to believe that it has the strength that it does. The act of believing in the existence or the potential of a supreme being despite any earthly evidence or causation should be treated with suspicion or disdain right from the outset. Yet the strength of it lies in the human need for structure and balance; as long as there is a plan then we can accept the most diabolical punishments in this life if there is some kind of reward in the next. Belgian filmmaker Gust van den Berghe explores these notions in a satirical way in his remarkable and hypnotic film Lucifer.

Filmed in Tondoscope (the process of filming within a circular frame), Lucifer finds the titular angel (Gabino Rodríguez) the moment he is banished
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Tiff 2015. Wavelengths, Part Two: The Features

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Going UNDERGROUNDEverybody and their dog, it seems, feels this off imperative to try to identify common themes in the handful of festival films they (we) (I) see in a given year. It's the Ghost of Hegel, I suppose, demanding that we make sense of our times by referring to some Zeitgeist. (Zeitgeist? Isn't this just as likely to Strand the FilmsWeLike in some oh-so-precious Music Box, to be unearthed years later by members of some as-yet-unassembled Cinema Guild? But I digress.) There may or may not be tendencies running through this year's feature selections, and if there are, that could have as much to do with the people who selected them than with any global mood. But there does seem to be a generalized turning-inward, with filmmakers making works about themselves and their immediate lives, the cinematic process, and the very complexities of communicating with other human beings. There are
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Movie About a Movie La Ultima Pelicula Is a Mordant Mayan Curio

Movie About a Movie La Ultima Pelicula Is a Mordant Mayan Curio
La Última Película is a remake, or perhaps a reimagining, of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie, but its title translates more directly as The Last Film — a significant distinction. This mordant curio, co-directed by Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin and Cinema Scope editor and publisher Mark Peranson (whose magazine — full disclosure — I have previously contributed to), is concerned chiefly with the demise of celluloid; it takes stock of the state of contemporary cinema, impoverished by film's looming obsolescence, and draws some dire conclusions indeed. The setting is the Yucatán toward the end of 2012: A boorish American filmmaker (Alex Ross Perry) and his guide (Gabino Rodríguez) venture to the Maya...
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Points of Renewal: On "La última película" with Raya Martin, Mark Peranson, & Kurt Walker

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Co-directed by Mark Peranson and Raya Martin, La última película is several things at once: a documentary pretending to be fiction (and vice versa), a reflexively cinephillic ode to materiality, a deconstruction and/or exploration of disparate forms, a meditation on the (false) apocalypse of the world and cinema, and an (experimental) comedy. Its one-line synopsis is as follows: "a famous American filmmaker travels to the Yucatán to scout locations for his last movie. The Mayan Apocalypse intercedes." Inspired by Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie and its subsequent documentary cousin The American Dreamer (both 1971), La última película taps into a sort of artistic freedom of spirit, an all-too-rare ecstasy of moviemaking-as-adventuring. It is a manifesto by implication for the liberation of film from convention, and as thought and life. Starring American independent filmmaker Alex Ross Perry (The Color Wheel, Impolex) and Gabino Rodríguez (Greatest Hits, Together) as the filmmaker protagonist's Mexican guide,
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‘Asalto al cine’

Reviewed by Samantha Perez

(June 2011)

Directed by: Iria Gómez Concheiro

Written by: Iria Gómez Concheiro and Juan Pablo Gómez

Starring: Gabino Rodríguez, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Ángel Sosa and Paulina Avalos

Negus (Gabino Rodríguez) makes his way through the halls of an abandoned building that serves as a sanctuary for juvenile delinquents. He rubs elbows with the beat boxers, the drinkers, the soccer players, the drug dealers until finally he comes to a tunnel where he and his cronies are putting up new a piece of art — graffiti to the untrained eye. The cops arrive and rid the place of a wasted generation.

Asalto al cine” (“The Cinema Hold Up”) is Iria Gómez Concheiro’s feature-film debut about a group of angsty teens who conspire to rob the local movie theater in the hope that the money they steal will solve their problems at home and in life.

Individually, they
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‘Asalto al cine’

Reviewed by Samantha Perez

(June 2011)

Directed by: Iria Gómez Concheiro

Written by: Iria Gómez Concheiro and Juan Pablo Gómez

Starring: Gabino Rodríguez, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Ángel Sosa and Paulina Avalos

Negus (Gabino Rodríguez) makes his way through the halls of an abandoned building that serves as a sanctuary for juvenile delinquents. He rubs elbows with the beat boxers, the drinkers, the soccer players, the drug dealers until finally he comes to a tunnel where he and his cronies are putting up new a piece of art — graffiti to the untrained eye. The cops arrive and rid the place of a wasted generation.

Asalto al cine” (“The Cinema Hold Up”) is Iria Gómez Concheiro’s feature-film debut about a group of angsty teens who conspire to rob the local movie theater in the hope that the money they steal will solve their problems at home and in life.

Individually, they
See full article at Moving Pictures Network »

2011 Sundance Line-Up Announced

It has been another great year of film. I still have but seven movies left to watch before I complete my “Best of the Year List” but we are already looking towards 2011.

The 57 feature films selected for the four competition programs of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival were announced today, and the titles include some exciting works from returning filmmakers. While the lineup isn’t has loaded with big names it does feature the return of James Marsh whose documentary Man on Wire won the Grand Jury Prize at the fest in 2008. Some interesting movies we should mention that appear on the list are Mike Cahill’s Another Earth, Carlos Moreno’s All Our Dead One (Todos Tus Muertos), Anne Sewitsky’s sexual drama Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig) Rashaad Ernesto Green‘s Gun Hill Road, Sean Durkin‘s Martha Marcy May Marlene, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean‘s On the Ice, Dee Rees
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Sundance 2011 World Cinema Dramatic Competition: John Michael McDonagh and Paddy Considine Part of 13 Selected Films

Among this year’s 13 selected (from 1073 - that's about one film for every 100 submitted) international narrative feature submissions, we find one title that is high up on our must see list in Paddy Considine's directing debut entitled Tyrannosaur. Last year we had Animal Kingdom ranked in the same spot. Here are the other 12 from pretty much all over the world. Abraxas /Japan (Director: Dai Sako; Screenwriters: Dai Sako and Naoki Kato) After botching a speech on career guidance at a local high school, a depressed Zen monk with a heavy metal past realizes that only music can revive his spirit. Cast: Suneohair, Rie Tomosaka, Manami Honjou, Ryouta Murai, Kaoru Kobayashi. International Premiere All Your Dead Ones (Todos Tus Muertos)/Colombia (Director Carlos Moreno; Screenwriters: Alonso Torres and Carlos Moreno) One morning, a peasant wakes to find a pile of bodies in the middle of his crops. When he goes to the authorities,
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First Slate Of Films Are Released For The 2011 Sundance Film Festival

It's the first day in December, and whether you want to recognize it or not, January isn't too far away. Today the awesome folks at the Sundance Film Festival unveiled their first list of films, international and domestic, which will be presented at the festival. Check it out, and yes there are more to come. Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.For the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, 115 feature-length films were selected, representing 28 countries by 40 first-time filmmakers, including 25 in competition. These films were selected from 3,812 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,943 U.S. and 1,869 international feature-length films.
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Sundance 2011 announces competition titles

As we’re getting ready to wrap up another great year of film, some are already looking to 2011 and what it will have to offer and what better way to look a head than with the first round of titles for the year’s first big festival: Sundance.

The list of festival titles isn’t as loaded with as many big name titles as have made the cut in previous years but there’s are definitely some interesting film in the competition line-up including Mike Cahill’s Another Earth which takes place on the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth (wicked!), Carlos Moreno’s All Our Dead One (Todos Tus Muertos) about a guy who finds a pile of dead bodies in the middle of his crops, Anne Sewitsky’s sexual drama Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig) along with the Canadian/Japanese co-production Vampire.

Loads of great stuff on the line-up.
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2011 Sundance Film Festival Competition Films Announced

The announcement of the movies playing the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is like looking into our film futures. It's December and most movie fans are looking back at the last 12 months, picking out award winners, writing top ten lists, and chances are we haven't even heard of the Sundance films. They're just titles, people, words on a computer screen. Then in January they unspool on screens across Park City, Utah and become something more. Finally, months later, these are the movies we discuss with our friends and choose on ballots at awards parties. Yet we get to read about them now, a year in advance. Last year at this time, who had heard of Four Lions, Catfish, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Blue Valentine, The Kids Are All Right, Winter's Bone, Restrepo or Animal Kingdom? Sundance, that's who. All those films screened at the 2010 festival and now many have become not only personal favorites,
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Sundance Film Festival 2011 Competition Line-Up Announced!

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the films in competition for the awesome and cold film festival running January 20th through January 30th 2011 in Park City, Utah.

This will be my third year attending the festival, and I'm really excited for it! There's a great line-up of films this year! Check out the list below!

From the press release:

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening night film and instead screen one narrative film and one documentary from both the U.
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2011 Sundance Film Festival Announces Films in Competition

Park City, Ut . Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at http://www.sundance.org/.

On Day One, the Festival will forego the convention of one opening night film and instead screen one narrative film and one documentary from both the U.S. and World Cinema competitions, as well as one shorts program.

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival said, .The Festival is a challenge to narrowly define. It is all at once exciting, fun, crazy, engaging, visceral, and sometimes even painful. We can explain storylines,
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Sundance 2011: It Begins

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Here's the first Sundance line-up announcement, of the fiction and nonfiction feature competitions, both U.S. and world. A few things of interest, on first scan: Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground," in which she also stars; "The Ledge," which sounds like this year's try for "Buried"; Iñupiaq Arctic thriller "On the Ice"; "Terri," the new film from "Momma's Man" director; Michael Rapaport's doc on A Tribe Called Quest "Beats, Rhymes and Life"; doc about the beloved Muppet "Being Elmo"; "If A Tree Falls," a new film from "Street Fight"'s Marshall Curry; Paddy Considine's feature directorial debut "Tyrannosaur"; and "Vampire," the new film from Japan's Shunji Iwai, a favorite of mine.

Descriptions courtesy of the festival:

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Another Earth (Director: Mike Cahill; Screenwriters: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling) - On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, a horrible tragedy
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2011 Sundance Film Festival In-Competition Line-Up Announced

The films playing in-competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival have been announced. Some of this year’s competitors include Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut Higher Ground, Paddy Considine’s feature directorial debut Tyrannosaur, Matthew Chapman’s thriller The Ledge, Michael Rapaport’s documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life (which is about the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest), and a documentary about lovable Sesame Street resident Elmo (or rather, his puppeteer).

However, the movies playing in-competition at Sundance are only a fraction of the total number of films that play at the festival. This will be my first year attending the festival and I’m super-excited about going. Hit the jump for a full list of the in-competition films. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.

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U.S. Dramatic Competition

Another Earth (Director: Mike Cahill; Screenwriters: Mike Cahill and Brit Marling) – On the
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2011 Sundance Film Festival lineup to world premiere 92 films

HollywoodNews.com: The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has just announced its lineup for January. John Cooper, director of Sundance Film Festival, said, “With more than 10,000 films submitted this year, we have had to make some very tough choices. Yet in the end, I’m excited about the way the program has come together. It’s an incredible honor to introduce these films and filmmaker…these are the stories that will define not only our Festival, but also the cultural year ahead.”

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

On Day One, the Festival will
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