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Que viva Uruguay! Notes on Rambleras and Solo

3/04/14
Chicago Reader.

The English-speaking world remains largely unaware of the low-key, yet highly flavorful humanist filmmaking that's been flourishing in Uruguay for the past decade or so. This may be because—unlike the cinemas of Romania and South Korea, which have received far more attention in the English-language film world since 2000—Uruguay has yet to produce an internationally celebrated auteur on the level of Cristian Mungiu or Chan-wook Park...

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A conversation with Uruguayan filmmaker Daniela Speranza ( part one).

8/04/14
Chicago Reader.

As I wrote last Thursday, I'm an admirer of recent Uruguayan cinema in general and Daniela Speranza's Rambleras in particular. A wise, generous, and visually stunning comedy about overcoming life's disappointments, Rambleras strikes me, after three viewings, as a nearly perfect film. Every detail of characterization...

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A conversation with Uruguayan filmmaker Daniela Speranza ( part two).

9/04/14
Chicago Reader.

In the first part of my conversation with Daniela Speranza, the Uruguayan writer-director explained that it took ten years to complete her recent feature Rambleras (which had its local premiere last weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival). Speranza's perseverance is admirable in itself, yet it also accounts for the innumerable little pleasures of the finished film. Speranza refined the script as the years went on...

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