Latin American Cinema

Latin American Cinema

Feature films from Latin America

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Latin American Cinema
  • The Queen of Fear

    Directed by Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia • Drama • With Valeria Bertuccelli • 2018 • 107 minutes

    Robertina, one of Argentina’s most acclaimed actresses, only has one month left until the premiere of her career-defining one-woman play. Instead of preparing and rehearsing, however, she s...

  • History of Fear

    Directed by Benjamin Naishtat • Drama • With Jonathan Da Rosa • 2014 • 79 minutes

    When a heat wave grips the suburbs, black-outs and waves of pollution push the social order to the brink of collapse, forcing each in-habitant to confront his own motives, instincts and fears.

  • Our Time

    Directed by Carlos Reygadas • Drama • With Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers • 2018 • 87 minutes

    A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. Al...

  • A Family Submerged

    Directed by Maria Alche • Drama • 2018 • 91 minutes

    It’s summertime in Buenos Aires, and Marcela’s sister has suddenly passed away. As Marcela grieves, she must also face the painful process of purging her sister’s apartment of possessions, photographs, and family heirlooms. When Nacho, a young ...

  • Thursday Till Sunday

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • 2012 • 98 minutes

    It all begins on a Thursday when Lucía (9) and Manuel (5) go on vacation with their parents to the north of Chile. It all ends on a Sunday. It’s the children’s distant and fragmented outlook on this possibly last family trip.

    “Says and c...

  • Too Late to Die Young

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro • 2019 • 110 minutes

    Chile 1990, at the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, a group of adolescents living in a commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while...

  • Three Summers

    Directed by Sandra Kogut • Drama • With Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller • 2019 • 94 minutes

    Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s...

  • Good Manners

    Directed by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra • Drama • 2017 • 135 minutes

    Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration (after the acclaimed Hard Labor) deftly integrates art-house and genre cinema to create a thrilling and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary.

    Set in São...

  • La Arrancada

    Directed by Aldemar Matias • Drama • With Jenniffer Lamoth Rodrigues, Marbelis Rodriguez Lamoth • 2019 • 63 minutes

    Jenniffer is a young sportswoman questioning her career as a national athlete in Cuba. Her mother, Marbelis, is the tough boss of a public fumigation center in downtown Havana. As ...

  • The Club

    Directed by Pablo Larrain • Drama • With Alfredo Castro, Marcelo Alonso, Antonia Zegers • 2015 • 97 minutes

    In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to pur...

  • Yo

    Directed by Matias Meyer • Drama • With Raúl Silva, Elizabeth Mendoza • 2015 • 80 minutes

    Yo is a strong young man, but with limited mental skills. He says he is fifteen years old, although he seems to be older. He lives and works in his mother's restaurant by a busy freeway. Yo loves his mother...

  • Hopefuls

    Directed by Ives Rosenfeld • Drama • With Ariclenes Barroso, Sérgio Malheiros • 2015 • 74 minutes

    “Hopefuls” tells the story of Junior, a young player for Bacaxa A.C, an amateur football team from the city of Saquarema, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. He has to deal with the unexpected pre...

  • El Incendio

    Directed by Juan Schitman • Drama • With Pilar Gamboa, Juan Barberini • 2015 • 95 minutes

    On the way to closing the contract on their first home, Lucía and Marcelo withdraw a hundred thousand dollars in cash from their bank. The seller can’t make it to the signing and it gets postponed to the ne...

  • Tony Manero

    Directed by Pablo Larrain • Drama • With Alfredo Castro • 2008 • 98 minutes

    Raul Peralta, a middle-aged criminal in 1970's Chile, is obsessed the idea of impersonating Tony Manero, John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. Every Saturday night, he unleashes his passion for the film's mu...

  • The City of the Future

    Directed by Cláudio Marques & Marília Hughes Guerreiro • Drama • With Gilmar Araújo, Igor Santos, Milla Suzart • 2016 • 75 minutes

    In Serra do Ramalho, Brazil, young teacher Milla finds herself pregnant by her colleague Gilmar. Gilmar is in a relationship with Igor, but Milla asserts that the ba...

  • Tú y Yo

    Directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada • Drama • 2014 • 86 minutes

    The Mrs., an elderly widow, and Aridia, a young maid, live together in a house filled with orchids in the center of Santo Domingo. Aridia cleans, the Mrs. gardens, and when work is slow they share gossip. But sometimes the ...

  • Andrés Reads and Writes

    Directed by Daniel Peralta • Drama • With Fernando Mena, Gianfranco Bosisio, Nicolás Bosman  • 2016 • 96 minutes

    Andrés Centeno, a young factory worker, spends his nights working long shifts, leaving him in a continuous state of drowsiness. Running into a piece of his own life story, Andres will...

  • Araby

    Directed by João Dumans & Affonso Uchoa • Drama • With Aristides de Sousa • 2017 • 98 minutes

    Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and ...

  • Cows Wearing Glasses

    Directed by Alex Santiago Pérez • Drama • With Daniel Lugo • 2014 • 90 minutes

    Directed by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor to touch upon issues of aging. Marso, a lonely, eccentric p...

  • Extra Terrestres

    Directed by Carla Cavina • Drama • With Sunshine Logroño, Marisé Alvarez, Elba Escobar, Prakriti Maduro • 2017 • 110 minutes

    Teresa is a vegetarian and a successful astrophysicist who lives with her girlfriend, Daniela, in the Canary Islands. After years of self-exile, Teresa returns to Puerto R...

  • Family Life

    Directed by Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez • Drama • With Jorge Becker, Gabriela Aranciba, Cristían Carvajal, Blanca Lewin
    • 2017 • 81 minutes

    When a married couple decides to move to France with their young daughter for a few months, they ask a distant cousin, Martín, to housesit and take c...

  • I am from Chile

    Directed by Gonzalo Díaz Ugarte • Drama • With Paulina García, Diego Ruiz, Iván Álvarez de Araya • 2013 • 108 minutes

    A coming of age story, I Am From Chile draws from the director’s personal experiences to tell a different kind of immigration story. I Am from Chile is the story of Salvador, who...

  • La Soledad

    Directed by Jorge Thielen-Armand • Drama • With José Dolores López, Marley Alvillares, Adrializ López, Jorge Roque Thielen, María del Carmen Agámez • 2016 • 89 minutes

    Handyman José lives with his family in La Soledad, a ramshackle villa located in what was once among Caracas’ most affluent neig...

  • La Yuma

    Directed by Florence Jaugey • Drama • With Alma Blanco • 2011 • 91 minutes

    Nicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond the meager possibilities th...