With emotional interviews and smart use of historical materials, Marcia Tambutti Allende’s award-winning documentary is a tender study of her Chilean-presidential grandfather and the impact he has left on his surviving family.
Ahead of the launch of the 11th Sydney Latin American Film Festival, we spoke to programmer Gisselle Gallego about the films on offer and the Latin American cinema landscape.
Echo of the Mountain takes as its subject the Huichol artist Santos de la Torre, who lives and works in the western Sierra Madre in near-anonymity.
This Peruvian character study of a judge is a dark comedy of sorts, and though its languid pace and subtle characterisation could underwhelm, it stays within the realm of curiosity for those very factors.
A woven tapestry of characters and ideas, Patricia Benoit’s debut feature is a compelling look at the multi-faceted struggle of a group of Haitian refugees rebuilding their lives in New York.