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Latin American cinema shows global ambition at Berlin fest

Director Claudia Llosa (2nd R) poses with cast members Cillian Murphy (L-R), Jennifer Connelly and Melanie Laurent during a photocall to promote the movie 'Aloft' at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 12, 2014. REUTERS-Tobias Schwarz

(Reuters) – A “New Age” healer whose estranged son is a falconer are the odd couple at the heart of an English-language movie by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa that marked a coming-of-age moment for Latin American cinema at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday.

In a year when space blockbuster “Gravity” is tipped to bring Oscar glory to Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, smaller international productions with strong Latin American artistic input are increasingly making their mark. Read More

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