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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Rest I Make Up

    Directed by Michelle Memran • Documentary • 79 minutes

    Maria Irene Fornes was one of America's greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing world...

  • 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 ...

  • Light Years: Lucrecia Martel and the Making of Zama

    Directed by Manuel Abramovich • Documentary • With Lucrecia Martel • 2017 • 75 minutes

    An illustration of filmmaking’s many stages — mysterious, delirious, playful, frustrated — and complex artistic collaboration with its subject, Manuel Abramovich’s new film concerns Lucrecia Martel during the ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Candidate

    Directed by Daniel Hendler • Drama • With Diego De Paula, Matías Singer, Ana Katz, Verónica Llinás, César Troncoso, Alan Sabbagh, Roberto Suárez. • 2017 • 84 minutes

    In this wry and timely political comedy of manners, Martín Marchand, the son of a wealthy businessman, retreats to his lavish, sec...

  • The Violin

    Directed by Francisco Vargas • Drama • With Ángel Tavira • 2005 • 98 minutes

    Somewhere in Latin America a family of musicians and modest farmers join a fearless guerilla movement attempting to overthrow the brutal and sadistic government. When the military seizes their village, they flee to the ...

  • The Paranoids

    Directed by Gabriel Medina • Drama • With Daniel Hendler, Jazmin Stuart, Walter Jakob, Martin Feldman • 2009 • 101 minutes

    Gabriel Medina's wonderfully crafted debut feature is a fresh, visually innovative, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of some very offbeat, yet human, characters. T...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Midaq Alley

    Directed by Jorge Fons • Drama • With Salma Hayek, Margarita Sanz, Bruno Bichir • 1995 • 140 minutes

    Heated tempers, frustrated desires and dashed hopes plague a diverse group of individuals whose lives cross paths in Mexico City. There is the bar-owner's son, Chava (Juan Manuel Bernal), who yea...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Naked Screen

    Directed by Florence Jaugey • Drama • With Oscar Sinela, Paola Baldión, Roberto Guillén • 2014 • 93 minutes

    A cautionary tale about sex, technology, and public shaming set in a Nicaraguan town, Florence Jaugey’s The Naked Screen is a thought-provoking portrait of young people growing up in an in...

  • 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...

  • My Friend from the Park

    Directed by Ana Katz • Drama • With Julieta Zylberberg, Maricel Álvarez, Ana Katz
    • 2015 • 84 minutes

    Liz is struggling to adjust to her new life as a mother. With her husband in a different country for work, Liz has left her job to stay at home and care for their baby, Nicanor. Making things w...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...