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'Zama' Review: Lucrecia Martel's Imperialism Takedown Is a Slow-Burn Masterpiece

'Zama' Review: Lucrecia Martel's Imperialism Takedown Is a Slow-Burn Masterpiece
A man in a uniform is standing on the beach, staring at the sea. Natives trudge along the shore behind him. His profile makes him look like a statue, the sort of noble "Hail the conquering hero!" sculpture you'd see in national galleries. His name is Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez Cacho). The place is the edge of Argentina. The century is the 18th. He's been sent to claim and tame this land for Spain, a good old-fashioned magistrate of the crown in full colonialist bloom. Hearing the sound of laughter behind some rocks,
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Full Us Trailer for 'Zama' About a Spanish Officer Stationed in Paraguay

"He who did justice without drawing his sword." Strand Releasing has debuted an official Us trailer for the film Zama, adapted from Antonio Di Benedetto's acclaimed novel, about a Spanish officer stationed in Paraguay separated from his wife and children. Daniel Giménez Cacho plays Don Diego de Zama, a real-life person who struggled with his mental and emotional state as isolation, bureaucratic setbacks, and self-destructive choices begin to compound themselves in his life. The cast includes Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Nahuel Cano, Mariana Nunes, and Daniel Veronese. This received rave reviews from some critics at the festivals where it played last year, though it seems like an acquired taste. Some may be fully into it, others may be bored by it, but it certainly is stunning to look at. See below. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Lucrecia Martel's Zama, direct from Strand's YouTube: Zama,
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‘Zama’ Clips: Meet A Man Without Fear In Lucrecia Martel’s New Film

The day is almost here. Tomorrow, Venice Film Festival audiences will be the first to experience Lucrecia Martel‘s “Zama.” It’s the director’s first feature since 2008’s “The Headless Woman,” and one we’ve been eagerly awaiting. And now, a few more clips provide a new peek at the unique experience the filmmaker is bringing to the table.

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Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, and starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Mariana Nunes, and Rafael Spregelburd, the film follows a bureaucrat who patiently awaits a better appointment by the king, even as he watches others around him move on to better placements.

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DVD Review: 2+2 / Dos Mas Dos (2012): Diego Kaplan’s Steamy Romp Film

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2+2 (2013) DVD Review, a movie directed Diego Kaplan and starring Adrián Suar, Julieta Diaz, Juan Minujín, and Carla Peterson. Release Date: June 4, 2013 Plot In the film (known in Spanish as Dos Más Dos), two couples decide to take their friendship to the next level. Diego and Emila and Richard and Betina have been [...]

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2 + 2 | Review

Richard (Juan Minujín) and Diego (Adrián Suar) are best friends. They have known each other for 15 years and have co-owned a highly regarded heart clinic for ten years. Diego is married to Emilia (Julieta Díaz), with whom he has one child, Lucas (Tomás Wicz). Richard and Bettina (Carla Peterson) have been together for about ten years, but they are still unmarried and childless. While Emilia and Diego have given in to the monotony of monogamy, Bettina and Richard have kept their love life fresh with polyamory. The term "swingers" is batted around quite a few times in reference to Bettina and Richard; they like to go to parties, swap partners and watch each other have sex with other people. They are open and honest with each other and their extracurricular relationships are all consensual. As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. Emilia recognizes that she and Diego
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DVD Release: 2+2

DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013

Price: DVD $24.99

Studio: Strand Releasing

The 2012 Argentine comedy 2+2 distinguishes itself by being the most successful comedy of all time in Argentina.

The plot of the movie revolves around two successful friendly couples: Diego (Adrian Suar) and Emilia (Julieta Diaz), and Bettina (Carla Peterson) and Richard (Juan Minujin). When the fun of double dating begins to grow old, Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia. They live a double life as swingers and would love to share this practice with them. In this hilarious erotic comedy two couples explore their sexual boundaries while juggling their everyday lives with kids and soccer practice.

Directed by Diego Kaplan, written by Daniel Cuparo and Juan Vera, and presented in Spanish with English subtitles, the sexy-looking 2+2 (or Dos más dos) is premiering in the U.S. on DVD.

 

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Tiff 2011: Vaquero

Vaquero (Juan Minujín, 2011). In his prickly survey of the Ctc Programme for Cinema Scope magazine, Argentine critic Quintin singled out Vaquero as "a mess: an actor's narcissistic try at making a film about a double of himself and showbiz, but with no care for the task of directing nor for the art of cinema itself. It shows nothing of Buenos Aires, except for the fact that there are some really bad movies made there." Quintin is a critic I ordinarily trust and admire and there's no arguing with his firsthand knowledge of Buenos Aires and/or Argentine cinema, though I take some issue with his "review", which sounds alarmingly personal. I take it as an opinion and respect it no more (and no less) than...
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Brad Pitt, George Clooney lead list of A-listers headed to Tiff 2011 – Awards Alley

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Brad Pitt, Keira Knightley, George Clooney, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Gerard Butler and Ryan Gosling are heading to Toronto for the 36tht international film festival, which kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8.

The fest today confirmed the hundreds of celebrities that will be attending the can’t-miss event, promoting films and making the rounds as the annual awards season starts to take shape.

Davis Guggenheim, Francis Ford Coppola, Alexander Payne, Luc Besson, Oren Moverman, Malgoska Szumowska, Bennett Miller, Sarah Polley, Jessica Yu, Michael Winterbottom and Werner Herzog are just a few of the filmmakers who have confirmed their attendance.

Celebrities making the trek include Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Clive Owen, Jon Hamm, Shahid Kapoor, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Yeoh, Freida Pinto, Glenn Close, Matthew Goode, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Salma Hayek, Viggo Mortensen and Woody Harrelson. Musicians U2, Pearl Jam and Neil Young also are expected to
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Toronto International Film Festival Rolls Out Red Carpet For 2011 Event

Toronto - The 36th Toronto International Film Festival® welcomes hundreds of guests this year. Filmmakers expected to present their world premieres in Toronto include: Davis Guggenheim, Francis Ford Coppola, Alexander Payne, Agnieszka Holland, Guy Maddin, Luc Besson, Bill Duke, Oren Moverman, Malgoska Szumowska, Bennett Miller, Darrell Roodt, Sarah Polley, Jessica Yu, Michael Winterbottom and Werner Herzog.

Actors expected to attend include Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Clive Owen, Gerard Butler, Jeon Do-Yeon, Jon Hamm, Shahid Kapoor, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Yeoh, Freida Pinto, Glenn Close, Matthew Goode, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Viggo Mortensen and Woody Harrelson. Musicians include: U2, Pearl Jam and Neil Young.

The Festival also welcomes thousands of producers and other industry professionals bringing films to us.

The following filmmakers are expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival:

Adam Shaheen, Adam Wingard, Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr., Agnieszka Holland, Akin Omotoso,
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Toronto International Film Festival 2011 Lineup

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News is rolling out of Toronto for this year's festival, with the Galas and the Special Presentations sections announced.  As always with Tiff, the sheer number of films can seem overwhelming, but with new films by David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method, pictured above), Terence Davies (!), Francis Ford Coppola, Wang Xiaoshuai, Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, and William Friedkin added to big names that premiered already this year (including Almodóvar, Von Trier, Nanni Moretti, and Nicolas Winding Refn) it looks like the 2011 iteration will be as packed with must-see cinema as ever before.  We'll be updating this listing as new lineups are announced.  See Tiff's official website for details.

Galas

Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo Garcia, Ireland) Butter (Jim Field Smith, USA) A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, France/Ireland/UK/Germany/Canada) From the Sky Down (Davis Guggenheim, USA) A Happy Event (Rémi Bezançon, France) The Ides of March (George Clooney, USA) The Lady (Luc Besson,
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Toronto Film Festival Announces 2011 Midnight Madness, Documentary and Vanguard Selections

Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan and Cory Hardrict in The Day

Photo: Content Media The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival announced 56 more movies added to its festival line-up this year with selections in the Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Documentaries, City to City and Tiff Kids programs. And to be honest, the line-up is filled with titles, most of which are absolutely new to me.

I have seen one of the films under the Vanguard banner, a selection of young and cutting edge features and I've heard of Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31, Ben Wheatley's Kill List (watch the trailer to the right) was a hit at South by Southwest earlier this year and the documentary selections include familiar names such as Werner Herzog, Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Demme, Alex Gibney and Wim Wenders, the latter of which is delivering a 3D documentary centered on the dance world of Pina Bausch and her company.
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