Pragda

Pragda

Founded in 2002, PRAGDA is a film company and cultural initiative devoted to programming, promoting, distributing, and exhibiting films from Spain and Latin America. In addition to being one of the most important and innovative promoters of Spanish cinema in the United States, PRAGDA’s growing catalog includes many award-winning Latin American documentaries on contemporary issues and inspiring, challenging, and entertaining feature films.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • El Eternauta´s Wife

    Directed by Adan Aliaga • Documentary • With Elsa Sánchez de Oesterheld, Francisco Solano López, Daniel Rafecas, Jorge Oesterheld, Juan Sasturain • 2011 • 82 minutes

    It has been fifty years since the adventures of Juan Salvo were first published in the science fiction comic El Eternauta. Some ti...

  • 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...

  • The German Neighbor

    Directed by Rosario Cervio, Martin Liji • Documentary • With Antonella Saldicco • 2017 • 94 minutes

    Integrating impressive archive material, The German Neighbor follows the steps of Adolf Eichmann’s awkward and unusual life in Argentina and his remarkable defense at the trial in Jerusalem. Rober...

  • Goya: The Secret of the Shadows

    Directed by David Mauas • Documentary • With Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Valeriano Bozal, Jesusa Vega, Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Mercedes Águeda Villar and José Hernández • 2011 • 77 minutes

    Ramón, a fine art photographer, purchases an anonymous 19th-century portrait in Barcelona. He and the singular e...

  • In Exile: A Family Film

    Directed by Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso • Documentary • 2017 • 124 minutes

    The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) left a million dead and over 500,000 refugees. Mexico welcomed about 20,000. Among them were the filmmaker’s grandparents, parents, and some of their friends. In Exile: A Family Film tell...

  • Inner Borderlines

    Directed by Luis Mancha • Documentary • With Leo Chavez, María Herrera-Sobek, Francisco Lomelí, Belinda Campos, Raúl Fernandez, Mario García, Ellen McCracken, Eleanor Guzman • 2014 • 72 minutes

    Inner Borderlines follows Alejandro Morales around Southern California as he explores a variety of top...

  • The Metal Stork

    Directed by Joan López Lloret • Documentary • 2012 • 80 minutes

    Twenty years have passed since the signing of the Peace Accords that ended the civil war in El Salvador (1980-92), a conflict in which the army and the FMLN´s guerrillas confronted each other. The operations of the armed forces in r...

  • 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...

  • The Offended

    An award-winning documentary on the legacy of the internal armed conflict in El Salvador, The Offended features the director’s charismatic father, Rubén Zamora, a key political leader and current Salvadorian Ambassador before the UN, who was captured and tortured by the National Police during the...

  • 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...

  • Return to Cuba

    Directed by David Fabrega • Documentary • 2016 • 78 minutes

    After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in the town of Santa Clara, in Cuba, her homeland. Through the projects of family and friends, she discovers what has changed, what hasn’t, and what will likely never change ...

  • 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...