International News - Foreign, Overseas

CrowdFund This: NONA, Strange Fires And A Mysterious Woman In Chile

In one of the more unusual crowdfunding videos I've seen, Josefina Ramirez talks about her method of choosing roles: "I don't have to read scripts ... Just tell me the theme, and from that I make my own deductions." Now,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Latin Beat: Watch KM SIN RETORNO Trailer, Plus THE HELL WITHIN Seeks Funding

We have details -- and trailers -- for two fascinating projects. The first is a sequel to a Mexican horror hit, while the other is a (potential) collaboration between a musician turned producer with more experienced Brazilian behind-the-scenes talent. Check... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Watch The Trailer For Peruvian Ghost Story NO ESTAMOS SOLOS

El Vientre ("The Womb") a 2014 psychological thriller, was the first foray into genre movies for director Daniel Rodríguez Risco, who had previously made the little-seen drama The Watercolorist in 2008. The old-fashioned, unpretentious Vientre showed Rodríguez's untapped ability to generate creepy, ominous atmosphere and... More »
  

Latin Beat: ELLA Y EL Trailer Tracks The Highs And Lows Of An Everyday Couple

Director Frank Pérez-Garland is known for simple, heartfelt stories about relationships; movies like 2005's Un Día Sin Sexo and the 2009 anthology Cu4tro (alongside fellow filmmakers Bruno Ascenzo, Christian Buckley, and Sergio Barrio) confirmed him as a director specialized in... More »
  

Macabro 2015: Check Out The Official Poster

The 2015 edition of Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival, Macabro, will be celebrated from August 20 to 30. That's ten straight days of the best recent genre cinema, though we have yet to know the full programming. While we... More »
  

DOWNHILL: Image From Chilean Survival Thriller And What Is Next For Its Director

Chilean director Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods) passed along this still from his survival horror Downhill before he heads over to Turkey to shoot his next film. More on that in a moment. Filming of Downhill wrapped up last week in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Trapero's EL CLAN Trailer Shows A Master At His Peak

A long time favorite here at Twitch, Pablo Trapero returns with his real life crime film El Clan and everything you need to know about the man - and the film - are encapsulated in the first shot of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015 Dispatch: Award Winners Include STUNG And THE INCIDENT

After more than two weeks full of a great variety of activities - including film screenings, concerts, parties and several Q&A with the filmmakers - the eleventh edition of Fantaspoa came to an end on Sunday May 31 with the... More »
  

Win The Entire Artsploitation Films DVD Back Catalogue, Only At TwitchFilm

Philedelphia based film distributor Artsploitation Films has been hibernating for the past 15 months, however, this June they come roaring back with brand new DVD and Blu-ray releases of festival favorites Horsehead, Der Samurai, and The House of 1,000 Eyes.In... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

UPTAKE FEAR: Trailer Premiere For Dark Brazilian Thriller

It was just last year that the Fantaspoa Festival in Brazil took their first step in to not just screening films but producing them as well with their debut producing effort Jorge And Alberto Versus The Neoliberal Demons and with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Teaser For David Pablos' THE CHOSEN ONES: Female Trafficking As A Tradition

After being recognized for his short film La Canción de los Niños Muertos (2008) and his debut feature length feature The Life After (2013) - dramas about guilt and forgiveness, which narrate fraternal confrontations from the mother's absence and a... More »
  

Fantaspoa Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

Fantaspoa, the largest genre cinema celebration in Latin America, revealed the (amazing) full lineup for its upcoming eleventh edition, to be celebrated in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil from May 15 to 31. Fantaspoa's main competition, the international one,... More »
  

EL ESLABON PODRIDO (THE ROTTEN LINK): Watch The Trailer For Diment's Next Now

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment won himself a lot of love in these pages with his La Memoria Del Muerto (Memory of the Dead), his deliriously strange 2011 effort that played like the bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Dario... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE STRANGER: New Trailer, Poster, US Release Date

"A vampire film that doesn't scream that it's a vampire film," is how our own Michele "Izzy" Galgana began her review of The Stranger, which screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, last fall. Poised for release by IFC Midnight... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Blood Window Galas Announced For Cannes 2015

Now entering their second year, the selections of the 2015 Blood Window Galas have been selected for the Cannes Marche Du Film.For the uninitiated, no, this is not a sidebar to the Cannes Film Festival as such but a distinct... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantaspoa 2015: First Wave Of Films Includes SCHERZO DIABOLICO, TURBO KID And More!

Brazil's Fantaspoa festival revealed the first wave of films for its upcoming eleventh edition (May 15 to 31), prior next weekend's announcement of the full lineup (which will consist in more than 100 movies). 14 titles were confirmed, aside of... More »
  

CASA GRANDE Trailer: Brazilian Teenage Angst, Opening This Week

Fellipe Barbosa's outstanding debut, Casa Grande, is finally getting its release in Brazil and that is definitely something to celebrate. A slow-burning, very personal and assured first feature, and a selection of the Rotterdam international film festival, Casa Grande pushes... More »
By Fernando Toste   
  

Latin Beat: First Details On Brazil's Fantaspoa, Chile's MAR Opens Theatrically

We have two items of interest in our biweekly feature, highlighting films from Latin America. First up, Eric Ortiz Garcia tells us about Fantaspoa, Brazil's upcoming genre festival. Then as Mar opens theatrically in Chile, we revisit a review by... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SUNDAYS: Warner Bros Gets Rights To Make Micha Rozema's Short Into A Feature

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has won the rights to turn Micha Rozema's short film Sundays into a feature film. Rozema shared his short film with the world on Monday and at least three major studios were reported to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Latin Beat: Watch LA ACADEMIA, LA HERENCIA Trailers, Plus Picks From Muestra Internacional de Cine

In this edition of our bi-weekly Latin Beat, we hear from our correspondent Ernesto Zelaya Minano, who lives in Peru. He tells us about two new movies: La Academia, an upcoming sports drama, and La Herencia, a comedy. Next, we... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
 
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