Latin American cinema is on the rise. To celebrate this trend, Canning House - in collaboration with Raindance Film Festival, Instituto Cervantes and CASA - invites three Latin American filmmakers to discuss how the region can sustain this momentum, and present their films to a UK audience.
Latin American cinema is on the rise. Though there has never been a shortage of creative talent in the region, international audiences are increasingly regarding Latin America as a pioneer of cinematography. There is greater appetite for films produced outside the well-established parameters of Hollywood, and more openness to foreign language film.
To celebrate the gains made by Latin American filmmakers, Canning House – in collaboration with Raindance Film Festival, Instituto Cervantes and CASA – invites Gonzalo Maza (A Fantastic Woman), Laura Plancarte (Siblings) and Tuki Jencquel (It’s All Good) to discuss how this momentum can be sustained, and present their acclaimed films to a UK audience. The discussion will be chaired by David Martínez, Raindance Film Festival Producer.
The conversation will be followed by a summer drinks reception on the terrace.
Please note: Ticket price includes canapes and drinks. Links to the screenings of each film can be found below.
Gonzalo Maza is an award-winner Chilean screenwriter, director and producer. He wrote with director Sebastián Lelio four of his films: Navidad (2009, premiered in Cannes Director’s Fortnight); El Año del Tigre (2011, Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival); Gloria (2013) and A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica, 2017), both in Official Competition at the Berlin Film Festival. A Fantastic Woman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2018. As a screenwriter, Gonzalo Maza was awarded with a Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for A Fantastic Woman and also has received two Platino Awards (Ibero-American Academy Awards) for the writing of this film and Gloria. Currently, Gonzalo is finishing post-production on his first feature as director.
Buy tickets to screening: https://casafestival.org.uk/events/afantasticwoman
Laura Plancarte lives and works in London making films and visual arts. Her work has been exhibited in Museums and cultural spaces in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Barcelona and London. In 2006 and 2007 she was awarded a grant from BNP Paribas and she has also been sponsored by the Mexican cultural institutions: La Colección Jumex, La Fundación del Centro Histórico and UNAM. In 2015 she presented her first feature film TIERRA CALIENTE at Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, Raindance, Docs Against Gravity and won best feature film at World of Film International Festival in Glasgow. HERMANOS is her second feature documentary that won the Audience Award to Best Documentary at San Antonio Film Festival 2018, best film at Indie & Foreign Film Festival NY, best Doc at WoFF and an IMPACT award in the USA.
Buy tickets to screening: https://casafestival.org.uk/events/siblings
Born in Caracas, Tuki Jencquel holds a bachelor’s degree in Film and TV from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and an MBA from IESA, Venezuela. He is director of two short films and one medium-length documentary, Sin Ti Contigo, which won the “Premio Feisal“ at Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara in 2011. He worked as 1st AD on Secrets of the Tribe by Jose Padilha, and for many years worked as Assistant Director in film and advertising. His first feature documentary Esta Todo Bien premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was part of IDFA Best of Fests section in 2018. He’s currently working on his next documentary, an intimate portrait of his mother, who is famous in France for her fight to legalise assisted suicide.
Buy tickets to screening: https://casafestival.org.uk/events/itsallgood
Writer: A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica)
Director/Writer: Siblings (Hermanos)
Director / Producer / Camera: It's All Good (Está Todo Bien)
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Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world.
The Instituto Cervantes is the official Spanish Language and Cultural centre. It's a non-profit organization founded by the Government of Spain in 1991.
CASA is an arts organisation whose central goal is to facilitate cultural exchanges between Latin America and the U.K., and showcase progressive and unique work.
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