- Publicado: Sábado, 24 November 2012 22:11
Eva Tarr: founder, director of The London Latin American Film Festival.
Eva was born in Havana, Cuba. She is a graduate of History of Art and English. She worked for the Women’s Film, Television and Video Network (WFTVN) sponsored by the Greater London Council and Channel Four TV. She was also head of development of Icarus Films, co-owner and director of Metro Tartan and director of Metro Pictures and Metro Cinemas in London. She founded the London Latin American Film Festival in 1990.
The London Latin American Film Festival is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the distribution and appreciation of Latin American films in the UK. This London based festival showcases the best of new Latin American cinema each year.
The film screenings and associated events we organise also raise awareness of Latin American culture and provide a positive image of one of the minority communities in the UK.
Recognising that there was a wealth of Latin American cinema that never got distribution in the UK, Eva Tarr Kirkhope, together with her late husband Tony Kirkhope, founded the London Latin American Film Festival in 1990. Since then, the festival has grown from strength to strength, becoming one of the biggest festivals of its kind outside Spanish speaking countries and bringing together the best of contemporary Latin American cinema.
In 2002 the festival introduced an exciting new competitive element: The London Latin American Film Festival Audience Award.
The festival has raised awareness and encouraged serious critical coverage of films from many Latin American countries. It has acted as a launch pad for the distribution of films that include:
Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders,
Men With Guns by John Sayles
The Cloud by Fernando “Pino” Solanas
Moebius by Gustavo Mosquera
Maids by Fernando Meirelles,
Guantanamera by Tomas Gutierrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tapio
Strawberry & Chocolate by Tomas Gituierrez Alea
Salsa by Joyce German Bunuel
Dear Fidel: Marita’s Story by Wilfried Huismann
Taxi For Three by Orlando Lubbert
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolas Echeverria
Dona Erlinda And Her Son by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Subway To The Stars by Carlos Dieguez
Alias La Gringa by Alberto “Chicho” Durant
Danzon by Maria Novaro
The Place in the World by Adolfo Aristarain
Wild Horses by Marcelo Pineyro
La Frontera by Ricardo Larrain
Cronos by Guillermo del Toro
The Shipwreck by Miguel Littin
La Estrategia del Caracol by Sergio Cabrera
Terra em Transe by Glauber Rocha
Deep Crimson by Arturo Ripstein
Foreign Land by Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas
The Battle Of Chile by Patricio Guzman
The City by David Ryker,
Perdita Durango by Alex de la Iglesia
Do Not Tell Anyone by Francisco Lombardi
Man Facing Southeast by Eliseo Subiela
Love Is A Fat Woman by Alejandro Agresti
Like Water For Chocolate by Alfonso Arau
For more information visit: www.latinamericanfilmfestival.com