The State of Caribbean and Central American Cinema

Panama’s 8th International Film Festival is currently under way. So Variety has taken the opportunity to talk about film funding in the region.

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The Other Side of the Street (2004)

The Other Side of the Street [O Outro Lado da Rua] tells the story of a criminal investigation of sorts, but it really is just the portrait of a lonely and bitter woman who is trapped in her isolated existence. Great performances by the core cast do not really help to make this film as a whole work.

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Zama (2017)

I sincerely disliked Zama. It is an “artfilm” of the worst kind: long, incoherent, and beloved by a very special breed of film critic.

If you are a hardcore Greenaway fan, you might possibly enjoy Zama, everyone else is far better off avoiding this film.

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Los Perros (2017)

Los Perros is a drama that deals with Chile’s contemporary society; and the question to what degree this country’s violent past is still hidden. More precisely, it asks to what degree people have an interest in keeping it hidden. But watching this film you also begin to wonder if dragging everything into the light is really all that beneficial.

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Interlude (2016)

A very strong film by a first-time writer/director, Interlude is a gentle portrait of a girl, her teenage sister, and their mother at a breaking point for the family.

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