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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
  • The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz

    The wealthy bachelor Archibaldo (Ernesto Alonso) has an insatiable lust for murder as a result of a childhood incident in which he witnessed his governess getting shot by a stray bullet. Conflating violent death with sexual desire, he intricately plots to kill numerous women, only to find his cri...

  • La Barraca

    In late nineteenth-century Spain, an immigrant family arrives in a rural town to establish a small farm, but the local townsfolk react with hostility and violence to the idea of "another" cultivating the land that once belonged to them.

    Adapted from the 1895 novel by Spanish writer Vicente Blasc...

  • La Rebelion de los Colgados

    Deep in the mahogany jungles of Mexico, Cándido Castro (Pedro Armendáriz) and his family go to work in a logging camp, only to find themselves the victims of savage beatings and other brutal, inhumane treatment. Pushed to the brink, Castro decides that the only way out is to lead a violent and bl...

  • 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

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 |...