South American tagged posts

Monos

Director: Alejandro Landes

Writers: Alejandro Landes, Alexis dos Santos

Cast: Sofia Buenaventura, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Laura Castrillón, Karen Quintero, Julian Giraldo

Producers: Fernando Epstein, Alejandro Landes, Cristina Landes, Santiago A. Zapata

Music: Mica Levi

Cinematography: Jasper Wolf

Editors: Ted Guard, Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Santiago Otheguy

Cert: 15 TBC

Running time: 102mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: In the South American mountains, a squad of child soldiers kill time while holding an American engineer hostage.

What’s the verdict: A journey into the wild hearts of child soldiers, Alejandro Landes’ third feature in twelve years is riveting, frustrating, hallucinogenic and astonishing.

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Through The Shadow

Through-The-Shadow---posterDirector: Walter Lima Jr.

Writer: Nelson Caldas, Adriana Falcão, Guilherme Vasconcelos, Walter Lima Jr.(screenplay), Henry James (novel)

Cast: Virginia Cavendish, Mel Maia, Domingo Montagner, Ana Lúcia Torre

Cert: TBC

Running time: 106mins

Year: 2015

Original Title: Através da Sombra



What’s the story: Straitlaced governess Laura (Cavendish) agrees to tutor the niece and nephew of a wealthy Brazilian coffee merchant. But, on the remote plantation where the children live Laura begins to suspect evil spirits lurk intending harm on the young ones.

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What’s the verdict: Most adaptations of Henry James’ classic chiller The Turn of the Screw are indebted to Jack Clayton’s classic 1961 version, The Innocents.

While Through the Shadow semi-borrows a couple of visual cues from that film...

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