Neighboring Scenes: Latin American Showcase
Still from Joanna Reposi Garibaldi’s documentary, Lemebel, featured in Latin American Cinema Showcase

For my Latin American Cinema column on MUBI, I’ve written about the Film at Lincoln Center’s annual showcase, focusing on intimate fictions and documentaries. Among the highlights were the documentaries by Chilean director Joanna Reposi Garibaldi (Lemebel, 2019), a look at the life of art of the Chilean artist, writer and queer activist Pedro Lemembel, and Argentine director Andrés di Tella (Private Fiction, 2019)with a nod to his previous memorable documentaries, Hazachos (2001), about the Argentine experimental filmmaker Claudio Caldini, and Monteneros, una historia (1998), about a politically engaged young woman separated from her lover, and who goes underground during Argentina’s dictatorship.

Full piece on Notebook MUBI.

I also wrote about the Neighboring Scenes Latin American Showcase back in 2019, when I highlighted some of the films’ underlying dystopian themes. Among the featured filmmakers were Carlos Reygadas, about whose film, Our Time (2019), I also wrote on this site, plus Alejandro Fadel (Murder Me, Monster, 2018), and Iván Fund (Iván Fund’s dreamy There Will Come Soft Rains (2018).

Full piece on Notebook MUBI.

 

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