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
  • The Colors of the Mountain

    Nine-year-old Manuel lives in a remote, mountainous region of Colombia, a country in the midst of conflict between the military and armed guerilla rebels. Manuel and his friends play soccer every day, and Manuel dreams of becoming a professional goalie. One day, his brand new ball is kicked into ...

  • Clandestine Childhood

    1979: after years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents are members of a left-wing political organization which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their activities they are in constant danger of b...

  • 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...

  • Madeinusa

    Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize, Claudia Llosa’s debut feature follows Madeinusa, a shy teenage girl living in a remote indigenous village in the Peruvian Andes. It is the custom in her town that from Good Friday through Easter Sunday that “sin does not exist” and villagers engage in all...

  • Gigante

    Jara is a shy and lonely 35-year-old security guard at a supermarket on the outskirts of Montevideo. He works the night shift, monitoring the surveillance cameras of the entire building. One night Jara discovers Julia, a 25-year-old cleaning woman, through one of the cameras and is immediately at...

  • Eva Doesn't Sleep

    Argentina, 1952: The death of Eva Peron sparks a 25-year clash between opposing military coups over the burial of her embalmed corpse, now a beloved and hated political symbol. Evita’s legacy is told through a series of strange incidents involving her deceased body - the expert doctor obsessively...

  • Alamar

    Winner of the Tiger Award, the top prize at the prestigious Rotterdam Internationall Film Festival, and invited to over 30 film festivals, including Berlin and Toronto, ALAMAR is a heartwarming father-and-son coming of age tale that the family will love. Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-y...

  • Viva Cuba

    In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the young love between two children living in Havana is threatened by their parents' bitter conflicts. Malú is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want her to play with Jorgito, as she thinks his background coarse and commonplace. Jorgit...

  • Found Memories

    Every morning, Madalena makes bread for Antonio's old coffee shop, crosses the railroad tracks where no trains have passed for years, cleans up the gate of the cemetery, and listens to the priest's sermon before sharing lunch with the other old villagers. Life here in Jotuomba proceeds as it has ...

  • Only When I Dance

    This feel-good documentary, which was nominated for the Documentary Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. A truly inspiring story that takes...

  • Finding Gaston

    Can a cook change his country through his food? FINDING GASTON follows acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio, founder of the world-reknowned restaurant group La Mar Cebicheria and the man largely credited with popularizing Peruvian cuisine across the globe, to find out the stories, inspirations, and dream...

  • Veronica

    Veronica is fresh out of medical school. It's a crucial time in her life, a period filled with doubts and important decisions to be made: tough career choices, her intimate bond with her ailing father, and her active but chaotic love life. Veronica must deal with all of them as she tries to cope ...

  • 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...

  • Bad Day to Go Fishing

    Official selection - Cannes Film Festival – Critics’ Week. Jacob van Oppen – the former “strongest man on earth," and his crafty manager Orsini travel through South America earning money by staging bogus wrestling matches in small towns. When the oddball duo arrives in the unassuming village of S...

  • 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 Boyita

    From the team that brought you legendary filmmaker Pedro Almodovar's biggest hits, including WILD TALES and JULIETA, comes LA BOYITA a unique and powerful coming of age story. Her parents separated and her older sister at the cusp of adolescence, Jorgelina is facing a vacation at the beach where ...

  • 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...

  • Lake Tahoe

    Winning multiple Mexican Oscars and the FIPRESCI Special Prize at Cannes, Lake Tahoe is a coming of age odyssey that takes place in one day. Teenage Juan crashes his family's car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town, and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. ...

  • The Pope's Toilet

    It's 1988, and Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best i...

  • 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...

  • Tanta Agua

    What could be worse than being 14 and on vacation with your father, stuck indoors during a seemingly endless rainstorm? Alberto and his two children, Lucia and Federico, set off to a hot springs resort for a short vacation. Alberto, who doesn't see his kids much since the divorce, refuses to allo...

  • The Violin

    Somewhere in Latin America a family of musicians and modest farmers join a fearless guerrilla movement attempting to overthrow the brutal and sadistic government. When the military seizes their village, they flee to the Sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the gue...

  • Un Amor

    Childhood friends Bruno and Lalo are inseparable, until Lisa enters their lives. Beautiful and free-spirited, she quickly turns both their heads, igniting a passionate but heartbreaking love triangle - before suddenly leaving town without a word.

    DIRECTED BY PAULA HERNÁNDEZ
    ARGENTINA | 2011 |...