Art & Culture Reviews

Already picked to represent Brazil at the Oscars, this tear-jerking, heart-warming, inventive and adventurous movie is a delightfully politically-incorrect breath of fresh air, says Corina Poore
Jorge de Juan directs a stunning new version of the intense and powerful play by Federico Garcia Lorca (1898- 1936), one of the greatest Spanish writers of the 20th century. A musician, a poet and a playwright Lorca died young but left an extraordinary body of work that is still relevant today. Presented in English and Spanish with some of the cast replaying their roles in both languages, the austere and repressed atmosphere is reflected in the prison- like set designed by Ángel Haro.
Celebrating the centenary of Nascimento, the legendary Chilean publishing house
This Polanski-esque penetrating thrilller, set in New York, is a fantastic debut from a new female multi-talented Spanish director, screenwriter, actor and producer
This challenging work by Argentine playwright Lola Arias, based on six Falklands/ Malvinas war veterans, and developed entirely by working with the men, their diaries and experiences, had resounding success with its debut last year. It's no surprise that this deeply humanizing theatrical experience has returned for an all too brief stint at The Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre
In an not un-timely event, Corina Poore, relishes the series of Catalan films at the Cambridge Film Festival’s CAMERA CATALONIA this year
Argentina and Tango seem to be riding on the crest of a wave in London with Tanguera having mesmerized audiences at Sadler’s Wells, Evita on stage in the West End and now German/Argentine Germán Kral’s new film ‘Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más), is going for a hat trick.
‘Drawing is metaphysical striptease’ says Chilean artist Pato Bosich, one of three artists including Raul Pina Pérez and Jorge Rojas Goldsack, exploring the practice and experience of “Drawing.”
“You can’t talk about Cuba without letting the Cubans speak,” says French filmaker Laurent Cantet, director this this fascinating study in the complexities of human behaviour in difficult times.
A challenging multi-media and a multi-layered play by Caridad Svich, an Argentine- American playwright, with a richness of references that are not entirely lost even to those who never read the Greek Myth. It debued at The Clumsy Bodies Theatre - a brand new theatre company based in Battersea, run by two artists who describe themselves as “queer, and non-conforming” and appears at the Edinburgh Festival this week.

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