London Latino Film Festival : 30 March – 2 April / 2011

Latino Film Festival

Welcome to the second London Latino Film Festival 2011. Once again we have a vibrant selection of films, shorts and documentaries from Latin America. We are proud to have the UK Premier film “Havana Eva” a co-production between Cuba and Venezuela, and the UK Premier feature documentary “The Judge and the General” a Chilean / USA co-production. We also have the London Premier film “La Yuma” from Nicaragua and the Chilean film “Subterra”, to pay a special tribute to the 33 miners rescued from a collapsed mine in the North of Chile.

From ‘La Villa del Cine’ en Venezuela, we have the hilarious comedy “The Colour of Fame” and from the Latin American arcade, the classic Cuban film “La Ultima Cena” (The Last Supper) by the prestigious Cuban film director, Tomas Gutierrez Alea (Titon). One of the aims of the London Latino Film Festival is to promote films from Latin America and gain interest from film distributors and television channels in the UK. London Latino also strive to bring awareness of the richness and diversity of the Latin American culture through films to London and other cities in the United Kingdom.
Los esperamos!!!

Sergio Leon, Director

Films from Latinoamerica. All films with English subtitles.

Festival Director: Sergio Leon For full and up to date programme see http://latinofilmfestival.co.uk/london/index.htm

Wed 30th March DOCUMENTARY 2.30 pm: CUBA MIA Portrait of an All-woman Orchestra The documentary captures a few weeks in the lives of a Cuban all-woman orchestra called the Camerata Romeu. The film plays out more like a movie than a documentary. The cameras follow the musicians into their homes, offer a glimpse of their family lives, and track them as they commute to and from rehearsals. The film is structured so that all the struggles, the gruelling practice sessions, rehearsals, juggling of families and careers, culminate in a triumphant concert at the Basilica in Old Havana. Director: Cecilia Domeyko, Country Cuba/USA, Running time 60 min, Year 2003 Tickets: £3.00 full / £2.00 concessions

4.00pm VIDEO DANCE: METROPOLIS Director: Carlos Dittborn – Callejas,Chile, 2007

5.00pm.DOCUMENTARY: AMERICAN-SANDINISTA Director: Jason Blalock, Nicaragua/USA , 30 min2008 A discussion will follow with the public about the making and content of the documentary. Chair by Guisell Morales, Counsellor Minister, Embassy of Nicaragua London.Tickets £3.00 full / £2.00 concessions

7.00pm.LA YUMA (London Premier)Dir. Florence Jaugey, Nicaragua, 90min, 2009 Tickets £6.50 full / £4.00 concessions

9.00 pm.EL JUEGO DE ARCIBEL (The Arcibel’s game) (London Premier) Director: Alberto Lecci, Argentina, 115 min, 2004 Tickets £6.50 full / £4.00 concessions

Thur 31st March 2.30 pm. Opus Dai, Director: Marcela Said, Chile , 52 min, Subtitled English, 2006 Tickets £3.00 full / £2.00 concessions

7.00 pm. (Double Bill) to commemorate the 38 anniversary of the Military Coup in Chile

LA CIUDAD DE LOS FOTOGRAFOS (Feature documentary) (London Premier) Director: Sebastian Moreno, Chile, 80min, 2006, Subtitled English

9.00 pm.THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL (Feature documentary) (UK Premier)Director: Elizabeth Farnsworth ; Patricio Lanfranco, Chile/USA, 84 min, 2007

Tickets £8.00 full / £5.00 concessions

Fri 1st April Afternoon of shorts and documentaries

2.30 pm. DANZAK Director: Gabriela Yepes, Peru, 20min, 2008. Tickets £3.00 full / £2.00 concessions

5.00 pm CUBA MIA Portrait of an All-woman Orchestra Tickets: £3.00 full / £2.00 concs

7.00 pm. HABANA EVA (UK Premier) Eva works as a seamstress in a factory where she dreams to become a fashion designer and own a room to marry her long time partner Angel a laid back yet charming young man. Her destiny changes when she meets Jorge a handsome and wealthy exiled raised in Venezuela who visits Cuba with a more ambitious project than taking photos for a book. Eva falls for him and she would have to decide whether to go on with her Cuban boyfriend or leave with the foreigner. Director: Fina Torres, Cuba, France, Venezuela, 117 min, 2010, Subtitled English Tickets £6.50 full / £4.00 concessions

9.00 pm. THE COLOUR OF FAME (El tinte de la fama) Director: Alejandro Bellame, Venezuela, 85 min, 2008 Tickets £6.50 full / £4.00 concessions

Sat 2nd April

2.30pm MERCANO THE MARTIAN (animation for 12+) Director: Ayar Blasco, Argentina, 75 min, 2002, Subtitled English.Tickets: £3.00 full / £2.00 concessions

5.00pm FARMINGVILLE (UK Premier) Director: Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini, USA, 78min, 2004 Tickets: £3.00 full / £2.00 concessions

7.00 pm Special screening (Homage to the Chilean Miners and the miners of the world)
SUBTERRA Director: Marcelo Ferrari, Chile, 108 min, 2004 Tickets £6.50 full / £4.00 concessions

9.00 pm.LA ULTIMA CENA From the archive (classic of the Latin America Cinema)The spirit of Spanish surrealist Buñuel hangs in the air as “The Last Supper” offers a thought-provoking meditation on master hood and servitude, freedom and bondage. This scathing black comedy from Cuban satirist Alea is an intricate and uncompromising fable, alarmingly based on a true story. In the 18th century, the wealthy owner of a sprawling Havana plantation hosts his own Last Supper, appointing himself as Christ and a dozen slaves as the apostles. When the religious role-playing gets drunkenly out of hand, the result is a slave rebellion and the ownership must reassert its place of precedence in the scheme of things. Director: Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba, 110 min, 1976
(Warning: the film has some colour deterioration) Tickets £6.50 full / £4.00 concessions

Contact details : http://latinofilmfestival.co.uk/london/

Bolivar Hall, London

54 Grafton Way London W1T 5DL

Click here to view map of location

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