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Thursday, May 25, 2006

murga photos

Damián from the the blog lorocollazo sent me an email to check out his murga photos so check it out. there's some nice ones.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

ruido (noise)

a few years ago, i could hardly name a uruguayan film, and it seems like there's so many good films coming from uruguay now. or maybe there's better distribution and people are taking notice and screening them in festivals. ruido came out last year and might get shown in vancouver this year. i saw it last night on video. at first, i couldn't believe it was shot in montevideo. everything looked very modern and most films shot there always show the old, badly maintained buildings, depression and poverty. maybe it's because the director, Marcelo Bertalmío, never really grew up in montevideo. he was born there, but grew up in madrid. he moved to montevideo to study engineering and now lives in barcelona. this is a spanish, argentinian and uruguayan co-production. here's the film's website.(in spanish). check out the trailer. it's a funny movie. here's a review in english.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

adios momo

a new uruguayan film was recently screened at the tribeca film festival. it's called adios momo. the director leonardo ricagni is from montevideo. i don't know yet if this movie is any good but the stills on the movie site look good.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

la vanguardia de vancouver

you can read an article that i wrote on Piriápolis in vancouver's new spanish language newspaper. here's a pdf link of this months issue. i'm at the very end. page 27.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

punta del este - out jose ignacio - in

there's an article in the travel section of the globe and mail today about how the jet set are looking for the latest unheard of holiday spot. Barcelona, Uruguay and Ibiza are off the A-list. in the article they mention this:

"A couple of years ago I told Michael Roberts (of Vanity Fair) I was off to Uruguay", says Collins (a British interior designer), matter of factly. "he said, "punta del Este?" And I said "oh, my God, no. that place is so over. it's full of Urutrash. "Anyway, i told Michael I was actually going to see Jose Ignacio, a [rather glamorous] little fishing village along the coast."