An Introduction to Latin American Cinema

This Day School followed the screenings of The Second Mother and Güeros earlier in the programme. The day explored themes and approaches to filmmaking across Latin America with a full screening of Las acacias (Argentina/Spain 2011). These three films from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina represent the output of the three biggest film industries in the region but there has also been an… Read More An Introduction to Latin American Cinema

Different Cultures – Different Films

Films are made all over the world but the most widely seen are those intended either for commercial release in mainstream cinemas or on the international film festival circuit. This means that they follow certain widely understood conventions. But what of films produced in countries with few, if any, cinemas? Or films made from within communities with only limited… Read More Different Cultures – Different Films

A modern film artist: the work of Andrey Zvyagintsev

Every few years the international film community discovers a new director whose films win prizes at festivals and new fans around the world. Andrey Zvyagintsev first attracted attention with The Return in 2002, followed by The Banishment in 2007 and Elena in 2011. The director’s fourth feature Leviathan was one of the most celebrated and controversial films of 2014 and given the current… Read More A modern film artist: the work of Andrey Zvyagintsev