Mystico Fantástico Makes World Premiere at Cinequest

SF Latino Film Co-Presents at Cinequest Film Festival

The SF Latino Film Festival is pleased to co-present the world premiere of Mystico Fantastico.

This feature film is written and directed by Anita Doron who is known for her work on indie hits, End of Silence and Late Fragment.

Doron tells the story of a woman washed up on the shore in a remote village in the south of Mexico. Accompanied by a tour guide, the story of this woman from the sea reveals the true meaning of what it means to live on the edge.

Mystico Fantastico stars Beatriz Yuste, Jean-Luc Chartier, Pablo Núñez Belmont and Jose Guadalupe Sansedo.

Click below for showtimes and tickets
03/03, 7:00pm Camera 12, San Jose, CA
03/05, 4:30pm Camera 12, San Jose, CA
03/08, 4:30pm San Jose Repertory Theatre

For more information follow Mystico Fantástico on Facebook

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Win tickets to exclusive screening of ‘Even the Rain’

Tambien la Lluvia with Gael Garcia Bernal

We’re awarding 10 lucky winners two tickets to an exclusive Feb. 8 preview screening of Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain) starring Gael Garcia Bernal at Landmark’s Embarcadero Theater.

This is Spain’s Official Oscar Selection which was also nominated for 13 Goya Awards – Spain’s Oscar equivalent.

(Exclusive screening will have English subtitles.)

HOW TO ENTER
Submit your full name, phone number and email address to info@sflatinofilmfestival.com and write EVEN THE RAIN in the subject line. We’ll choose 10 winners who will be contacted via email with instructions on how to pick up passes. One email per entry.

Visit Tambien la Luvia (Even the Rain) on Facebook for a full synopsis. Para informacion en espanol visita: tambienlalluvia.com.

Tambien la Luvia opens February 18 in SF Bay Area theaters and will have English subtitles. Check back for showtimes.

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‘From Prada to Nada’ tops the indie box office charts

Have you seen this riches to rags story on the big screen? You probably heard the buzz online. ‘From Prada to Nada’ tops the indie box office charts, making $1,115,638 over opening weekend. Not bad for an independent Latino film, right?

While some protest it for enforcing cultural stereotypes, I say watch it. It’s a family film, written by veteran screenwriter Fina Torres and Luis Alfaro, directed by Angel Garcia. Get over the prejudgments, have a laugh and see what some Latinos are doing in film today. The movie stars Alexa Vega, Camilla Belle and Luis Rosales.

Click here for showtimes.

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Spain’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Icíar Bollaín tells the story of Christopher Columbus in También la Lluvia (Even the Rain). Drama. 2009. 103 min.

Mexico’s Official Selection for Foreign Language Oscar Gets Nominated

Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu from Mexico is among the five nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

Javier Bardem is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role by the Academy and we are elated. This was a power performance by the veteran Spanish actor.

Bardem said in a statement: “I am truly honored for this nomination and deeply thankful to the Academy members for their trust and support. … It’s really a huge honor to have been nominated in a non-English speaking performance and in the name of all my colleagues in Spain and mine I want to show my gratitude to the Academy for support and a recognition in this nomination.”

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Argentina’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Carancho directed by Pablo Trapero from Argentina. 107 minutes, drama.

The film was presented as Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2010, Pablo Trapero as Best Director and Martina Gusman as Best Actress at Fantastic Fest 2010.

Find more info about this film at IMDB.


Costa Rica’s Official Selection for Foreign Film Oscar

Saludos Cybergente. Award season is here and we’re on the verge of hearing official Oscar nominations. However we already know nominees for the Foreign reign Language Film category. Here is a trailer for Costa Rica’s Official Selection.

Del Amor y Otros Demonios (Of Love and other Demons) directed by Hilda Hidalgo from Costa Rica. 2009, 97 min. Drama.




Click here for more info from IMDB. Read our new posts to see other Spanish language foreign film nominees.

A look back at “El Norte”

Hello Cyberlandia, hope you’re all enjoying a lazy Sunday. We’re featuring a video interview of Gregory Nava at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the making of El Norte at Azucar Mojito Bar in Downtown San Jose, 2008.

El Norte, a film about two Guatemalan natives’ journey to the states, garnered Nava an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay – the first independent filmmaker to have been nominated.

The film is also protected by the United States National Film Registry Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Here’s a trailer of the film, which we highly recommend watching.

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Documentary film distributor adds foreign film division

Snag Films an online distribution network for documentaries struck a $10 million dollar deal Monday to expand its digital network which includes a division for foreign produced independent films.

Bingham Ray, former president of United Artists, will help shape the group into this new market.

High five Snag Films, we can’t wait to see more Latino film online.

Reminder: the San Francisco Latino Film Festival’s call for film entries is now live and open to films made by or about Latinos from the U.S. and abroad. To qualify, films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2011. Click here for our PDF entry form. Good luck.

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