Tag Archives: London

Cuarón screenings in Monterrey and Hollywood

6 Sep

Lucky filmgoers in Monterrey and Hollywood have the opportunity to see some cinematic gems on the big screen this month. Every Wednesday this month (beginning yesterday, oops), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, MARCO, will be screening a film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and shot by Emmanuel Lubezki. The best part? (Besides getting to see these film on a proper screen, of course) Free admission.

The Ciclo de Cine Lubezki + Cuarón is curated by Juan Carlos Aguado Snyder.

In Hollywood, catch a double feature of Children of Men and dystopian classic Nineteen Eighty-Four next Wednesday, September 12 at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. This double feature is being presented as the ninth installment of the the American Cinematheque’s Mayan Calendar Countdown. There’s something special about London and our dystopian future/the end of the world. Visit the American Cinematheque for more details.

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In other news, Año uña, or Year of the Nail, is MUBI UK’s film of the day.

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London MexFest this weekend

16 Aug

The British Council, the Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta), and the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), the Morelia International Film Festival, Ambulante, and Canana Films present London MexFest, with the support of the Mexican Tourism Board and the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom. Lucky Londoners in town Friday through Sunday can visit Mexico’s cultural presence at the London 2012 Summer Games.  The opening night premiere of the documentary Made in Mexico (Duncan Bridgeman) is sold out, but you can still check out dozens of film screenings, free music, industry panels, and photographic exhibitions.

Click here for the  full program.  You can also see the screening schedule below the cut. Continue reading

London, before and after the Olympics

2 Aug

Children of Men began filming in late 2005, a few months after it was announced that London would host the 2012 Summer Games.  Mike Samson of Screen Crush shows how Cuarón and his team made sure that their film, set in 2027, would represent a post-Olympic London.  See Clive Owen’s Theo sporting a London 2012 fleece below and read more.

Ocio’s Abril Posas (Milenio) also profiled this year’s Olympic city recent film appearances, with trailers for Children of Men28 Days Later, Notting Hill, and V for Vendetta. Watch them here.

I think it’s interesting (telling, even) that in three of these four films (and in many other stories), London is featured as the centre of a dystopian future.  Continue reading

Discovering Latin America Film Festival in London

21 Nov

From the Visit London blog, London film festival season is on:

“London’s 8th Latin American film festival kicks off next week. The festival will show films from South American countries including Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Venezuela that often wouldn’t make it to the big screen in the UK. Special guests include awarding winning Argentine director Amat Escalante, the world-renowned Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, and new Colombian sensation Jorge Navas. Screenings will take place at London venues including Tate Modern and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.”

Read more or visit the official site. The festival takes place from 26 November to 6 December.

Canet plans to return to work in London

5 Feb

Emirates paper The National spoke to French actor Guillaume Canet about his career profile, including his forays into directing – most recently Ne le dis à personne (2006) or Tell No One – and recent work in London for the upcoming film Espion(s), in which he plays a baggage handler turned secret agent.  The end of the interview briefly mentions his, “tentative plans to return to the British capital to make a film with the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón.”  Cuarón has been based in London for the past few years and is working on pre-production for A Boy and His Shoe – which will feature French characters – and the so-far “Untitled Alfonso Cuarón Project.”  Read more.