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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
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Walking Distance

    In this heartwarming urban fairy tale, Fede suffers from obesity and rarely leaves his apartment. Living in isolation, his only human contact comes from weekly visits by his overbearing sister and her long-suffering husband, Ramón. After his brother-in-law shows him vacation photos, Fede becomes ...

  • To My Beloved

    After the loss of his wife, Ana, Fernando becomes a quiet and introspective man who raises his son, Daniel, by himself. Each night while the boy sleeps, he mourns Ana's death by looking at photographs and her personal belongings. Fernando's existence is shattered when among her possessions he dis...

  • 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...

  • Espaldas Mojadas

    In trouble with local authorities, Mexican worker Rafael Améndola (David Silva) illegally crosses the Rio Grande to El Paso with the paid help of “coyote” Frank Mendoza. North of the border, he finds work with Mendoza’s ruthless American associate, Mr. Sterling, but struggles to adapt to his new ...

  • 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. H...

  • Song Without a Name

    Based on harrowing true events, SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...