A masterful combination of great direction by Andrés Wood with a very well written screenplay by Eliseo Altunaga, as well as exceptional acting by Francisca Gavilán, results in an incredible portrait of the Chilean culture and folklore, of their people and most of all of the extraordinary singer herself.
The film is a swirl of questions we want answered for ourselves and of society: Is it better to be gay or a criminal? Is it better to follow a lie and be validated by “society” (or at least this story’s version of that reality) or to tell the truth? And—what will we have to talk about when it is no longer a scandal to be gay?
“Brief Encounters” follows Crewdson as he develops his most complex series of photos called “Beneath the Roses.” He builds an entire sound stage, finds a multitude of “real life” locations, and admits having an enormous amount of anxiety over the whole thing.
The cinematography in “Shun Li and the Poet” emphasizes how small Shun Li is in the world, but she retains an optimistic spirit and tells her son stories in letter form: she must be reunited with him. She works for him, not the sewing factory boss, not her Chinese bosses and not the taverna customers.
Sure, he’s been nominated for a Grammy, has over ten albums with his own band, and beat out Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia for a BAMA, but don’t worry—you’ve never heard of him.
Hoffman’s “Quartet,” is about an octogenarian opera diva that takes charge by refusing to sing. It is also about a distinguished actor that shows up for a movie and refuses to act.
There is nothing subtle about “The Skin I’m In,” and that is exactly why you must see it. It is a creative, triumphant piece of documentary filmmaking on a singular subject: the life (so far) of Broderick Fox
In the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival’s presentation of this trio of short films about honor and right of passage, an Afghan boy, an ousted Iranian Prime Minister and an adolescent Somali, search for a way to leave their mark on the world.
“The Sapphires,” screening at the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival, is a film about the healing power of music and four young girls who overcome politics to follow their vision of success.
“Nairobi Half Life” is an exciting, seamless, provocative, not-to-be-missed journey to reach an impossible Rocky-type goal.
This film is about hope, about unity, but most of all, about courage—the kind of courage that women from a remote, almost forgotten land show when they are presented with the opportunity to earn money to provide a better life for their families.
In English, this playfully directed South Korean film is pleasing to the ears, easy on the eyes and unwinds with the leisure of a seaside holiday.