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By on Feb 13, 2014 in Features | 0 comments

Review: Familia

By on Jan 24, 2014 in Features, Films | 2 comments

The Swedish filmmaker Mikael Wistrom first met the Barrientos family over 30 years ago whilst working on another film in Peru. He remained in contact with them and so heard about the hardships and tough decisions that they were facing. Knowing that their situation represented that of many Peruvian families, he returned to tell their story. Language: Spanish Country of production: Sweden Running time: 82 mins Directors: Mikael Wistrom and Alberto Herskovits Starring: Naty Barrientos Genre: Documentary Studio: Manharen film and tv – Ventana Film AB Rating: 4 stars   The Film Naty is the heart of her family. She is a mother, grandmother and devoted spouse. As the film opens, she makes the difficult decision to leave them all and travel across the Atlantic to Spain. She is at an age where she should be reaping the rewards of years spent working hard, but instead she has found a job as...

About Starry-Eyed Travels

By on Jan 8, 2014 in Features | 0 comments

Welcome to Starry-Eyed Travels, the place where travel, film and literature come together. Whether you’re looking for the best of world cinema, evocative literature to take on your journey, or travel inspiration with recommendations for what to see and read, you’ll find it here. I think I have always been a traveller. I had a collection of bedtime stories when I was little, and each night they took me to the distant lands of Arabia, Scandanavia, the North American prairies. I’ve since been lost in a Turkish bazaar, frozen in an Arctic tundra, without ever having left my cosy reading corner. When I did set out for real adventures of my own, I discovered a world every bit as magical, unbelievable and overwhelming as that in the pages of my books. To me, the worlds of travel, literature and film are inextricably linked. Places are founded upon culture, and culture is...

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