Posts Tagged 'Film'

JD & Mr Bongo launch Sons of Cuba DVD

Hailed by critics, Andrew Lang’s powerful and moving award-winning documentary Sons of Cuba is a stunning insight behind the scenes of Castro’s Cuba into the lives of a group of young boys; hand-picked amateur boxers training to become champions of

South American cinema showcase

It’s pretty well known that the Academy Awards and other prestigious ceremonies don’t always reflect the best we have in world cinema, thought of course appearing in the Oscars means good business.

London’s Brazilian Film Festival

Instigated by Circuito Inffinito, who showcase yearly the best of the country’s diverse cinema scene in eight cities across the globe, the second London edition kicks off with a Gala screening at the BAFTA with the unmissable Lula, The Son

Full blast, non-stop

The hit documentary about Rio’s baile funk scene finally gets it’s DVD release Since it’s release in 2008, Favela on Blast has toured more than 45 film festivals in 21 countries around the world. Directed by Leandro HBL and Wesley

Footballing youth and hope of Ghana

The trials and tribulations of Africa’s footballing youth, brought to the silver screen Born in Ghana, Michael Essien is a star of the Premier League and an idol for kids like Francis Boadi, one of the subjects of Baff Akoto’s

Brazilian film back at Barbican

Brazilian cinema festival celebrates the colourful lives of the country’s musical legends At the turn of the 20th century, watching a film in Brazil meant mute projections with a live orchestra accompaniment. Popular musicians used to voice over their own

Director in focus: Sandra Kogut

The prize-winner Brazilian filmmaker’s A Hungarian Passport (Um Passaporte Húngaro) and Mutum will be followed by a Q&A with Kogut examining her weaving of documentary and fiction.

Waves of new Brazilian film

This year the London International Documentary Festival will present four Brazilian films dealing with different themes…

East End Film Festival 2010

Amid this year’s programme there’s a David Byrne Night (April 26th, see below for more) celebrating his strong Brazilian connections, with films True Stories and ÎLé Al Yé and some live music too at Village Underground.

Ross Kemp’s Amazon Battle

The actor and journalist’s two-part documentary about the Amazon forest screens on Sky. Best known for his part in the soap East Enders, Kemp claims he’s no environmentalist, but he sure could be a good one. The actor/journalist presents this Tuesday and