Fantasia 2017 Review: Friendly Beast aka O Animal Cordial

It’s a classic plot: throw some morally questionable people into a dire situation and see who goes carnal first. When approached poorly, these stories can be among the ugliest and dullest in cinema. ...

Blu-ray Review – Aquarius (2016)

Aquarius, 2016. Directed and written by Kleber Mendonça Filho. Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, and Zoraide Coleto. Synopsis: A retired journalist becomes ...

Movie Review – Aquarius (2016)

Aquarius, 2016. Directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho. Starring Sonia Braga, Humberto Carrao, Zoraide Coleto, Irandhir Santos, and Maeve Jinkings. Synopsis: Retired music critic Clara is a survivor. ...

Aquarius Movie Review

Aquarius Movie Review Title: Aquarius Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho Starring: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão and Soraide Coleto The movie acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, ‘Aquarius,’ ...

All the colours of Aquarius by Anne-Katrin Titze

Sônia Braga with her Aquarius director Kleber Mendonça Filho Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Aquarius stars a magnificent Sônia Braga with Thaia Perez, Maeve Jinkings (Gabriel Mascaro's Neon Bull), Humberto ...

Aquarius – Review

Sonia Braga as Clara in Aquarius. Photo credit: Victor Jucá / CinemaScópio © 2016 Sonia Braga is marvelous as Clara, an iron-willed 65-year-old retired music critic who refuses to be forced out of ...

Aquarius Movie Review

Aquarius Movie Review Aquarius Vitagraph Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B- Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho Written by: Kleber Mendonça Filho Cast: Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Bárbara Colen, Irandhir ...

Inside and out by Anne-Katrin Titze

Aquarius producer Emilie Lesclaux and director Kleber Mendonça Filho with Anne-Katrin Titze in the Museum of Modern Art sculpture garden for Neighboring Sounds Photo: Jytte Jensen Kleber Mendonça ...

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #17. Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Aquarius

Aquarius Director: Kleber Mendonca Filho Writer: Kleber Mendoca Filho We’ve been patiently awaiting for the sophomore effort from Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca Filho ever since his excellent ...

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #88. Gabriela Amaral Almeida’s The Friendly Animal

The Friendly Animal Director: Gabriela Amaral Almeida Writer: Gabriela Amaral Almeida In a continuing surge of up-and-coming Brazilian filmmakers is writer Gabriela Amaral Almeida. After directing ...

FiGa bulks up slate with 'The Fire', 'Seashore'

FiGa bulks up slate with 'The Fire', 'Seashore' Exclusive: Us-based FiGa Films has lined up a Cannes slate that includes Paz Fabrega’s Tribeca 2015 selection Viaje and Berlin entry The Fire from Juan Schnitman. Kattia Gonzalez and Fernando Bolanos ...

Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’. The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up ...

Gay Teen Tale Is Brazil's Entry for the 87th Academy Awards

'The Way He Looks' movie: Gay teen love story is Brazil's entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (photo: Fábio Audi and Ghilherme Lobo in 'The Way He Looks') In mid-September, The Way He ...

Toronto Film Festival completes lineup

The lineups for the Mavericks, Discovery, and Tiff Kids parts of the Toronto Film Festival were announced, wrapping up a series of lineup announcements for the Toronto International Film Festival. ...

Palme d’Or Winner, Studio Ghibli Pair, “St. Vincent” & “Song of the Sea” Among Tiff’s Final Wave Items

Bill Murray is coming to Toronto folks. Actually, the film he stars in (Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent) is having its official World Premiere launch at the jaw-dropping 285 feature film 2014 Tiff ...

12th Brazilian Film Festival of New York: 5 Films Not to Miss

In a couple weeks soccer fans will set their sights on the South American country. Just before the ball starts rolling, there is an opportunity to see a different form of Brazilian expression off the ...

Foreign Oscar Entry: Neighboring Sounds (O Som ao Redor)

Neighboring Sounds, Brazil's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : The Cinema Guild. International Sales Agent: FiGa Films Sound is a noble entity. It ...

Competition: Win 'Neighbouring Sounds'

One of the year's best so far, Brazilian film critic-turned-director Kleber Mendonça Filho's festival favourite Neighbouring Sounds (O Som ao Redor, 2012) arrives on DVD this Monday (24 June) ...

Neighboring Sounds | Review

People Talking Without Speaking: Mendonca Filho’s Ensemble a Pleasant Din There’s something extremely engrossing about Kleber Mendonca Filho’s episodic feature debut, Neighboring Sounds, a film that ...

The Latino in L.A. Film Festival

More from the Latino scene from our woman in L.A., free lance festival programmer extraordinaire, Christine Davila, from her blog Chicana from Chicago: Looking at yesterday’s announcement of Film ...

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