Latin American Cinema

Latin American Cinema

A sampling of films from across Latin America, including dramas from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Peru and more.

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Latin American Cinema
  • Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

    Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated comedy follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor (Sonia Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. Shortly after remarrying, she finds her new, less-than-satisfying sex life revi...

  • The Book of Delights

    Lóri (Simone Spoladore), a free-spirited elementary school teacher living on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, leads a sexually independent life filled with eroticism and devoid of commitment. When Ulisses (Javier Drolas), a headstrong philosophy professor, suddenly enters the equation, it sparks an u...

  • Mother Lode

    Jorge leaves his moto-taxi business in the suburbs of Lima and his family to seek fortune as a miner, reaching the highest and most dangerous Andean gold mine in Peru. Lost under a glacier in the mountains, La Rinconada is “the closest city to the sky”. It attracts thousands of seasonal workers l...

  • Holy Beasts

    Aging punk diva Vera V. (Geraldine Chaplin) arrives in Santo Domingo to direct a musical as a cinematic tribute to her mentor, the late filmmaker Jean-Louis Jorge. Welcoming her are two old friends, the producer Victor (Jaime Pina) and cinematographer Martin (Luis Ospina), with whom Vera spent th...

  • Rara

    Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar to any other family. While the situation is perfectly fine with Sara, not everyone sees it the same way. Her father, in particular, ha...

  • Loveling

    Irene lives in a crumbling house on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro with her husband and four sons. Fernando, her eldest boy, is a local handball star, and when he’s scouted to play professionally in Germany, the family has only a few weeks to say goodbye. While his leaving comes as a shock, it a...

  • The Lunchroom

    For over 30 years Lila (Liliana Juárez) has been a dedicated cleaning staff employee in a provincial municipality building. She’s an important figure in the office’s close-knit society because of her shared role running the unofficial staff cafeteria, which she operates with her friend Marcela (R...

  • The Last City

    An archeologist and a weapons designer – who, in a prior life, knew each other as a filmmaker and a psychoanalyst – meet at an archeological excavation site in the Negev Desert and begin discussing love and war; a conversation they continue in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva. The film then procee...

  • The Lobby

    There is no Here “here.” A character simply named “Old White Male” holds court in the lobbies of various apartment buildings in Buenos Aires and expounds with measured disgust on death, consciousness, and the state of contemporary human relations. The man’s mostly unsolicited remarks form an unsp...

  • Song Without a Name

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Diane Carson's AWFJ review: "In SONG WITHOUT A NAME, Peruvian director Melina León with tender compassion tells a tragic tale of abducted newborns. Never hurried, the story, inspired by actual events, unfolds at a measured pace wi...

  • The Wind Journeys

    For most of his life, Ignacio traveled the villages of Colombia, playing songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. But after the death of his wife, he vows to never pl...

  • Bad Lucky Goat

    Official Selection - South by Southwest Film Festival. After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible teenagers embark on a journey of reconciliation and comedic misadventure along Colombia’s breathtaking Caribbean coast. With no money, brother and sister Co...

  • God's Slave

    Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires still making headlines today, "God's Slave" follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bombing at a synagogue, and David, the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who will stop at not...

  • Karen Cries on the Bus

    Karen has left her slimy but successful husband Mario after ten years of marriage. She needs a fresh start to find out who she is and who she could be, despite her husband's proclamation that she can do absolutely nothing. She walks out into Bogotá with no job, no friends, and hardly any money, b...

  • La Sirga

    Nominated for both the C.I.C.A.E. Award and the Golden Camera Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Alicia is helpless. War memories invade her mind like threatening thunder. Uprooted by the armed conflict, she tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a dilapidated hostel on the shores of a great lak...

  • To Kill a Man

    Hardworking family man Jorge is just barely making ends meet. When he gets mugged by Kalule, a neighborhood delinquent, Jorge's son decides to confront Kalule, only to get himself shot in the process. Sentenced to a scant 2 years in prison for the offense, Kalule, released and now intent on reven...