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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Root & The Militant- Latinbeat Filmfest NY (Review)

In Root, Matias Rojas Valencia takes an unlikely pair of characters and sends them on a search for belonging, family and peace using the ever- grey sky, and the misty, luscious rainforests of southern Chile as a backdrop [...]

In The Militant, Manuel Nieto takes unlikely protagonist Ariel Cruz (Felipe Dieste) - an awkward, average looking, somewhat disabled twenty-five year old - and puts him through a series of tests, all simply for the sake of the struggle. After the death of his father, Ariel a university student protest leader ventures away from the Uruguayan capital Montevideo where he has been living, back to the city of Salto to attend his father’s funeral, and settle the estate [...]