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The Lips
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Certain Regard Award for Best Actress, a prize shared by the film's three leads (Adela Sanchez, Eva Bianco, and Victoria Raposo), this subtle, challenging mix of documentary and narrative filmmaking follows a trio of…
From Thursday Til Sunday
It all begins one ordinary Thursday: Lucia, age 10, and Manuel, age 7, take a road trip with their parents to northern Chile. Yet unbeknownst to the children, their parents, Ana and Fernando, have decided to end their marriage. The…
El Huaso: The Last Rodeo
Mental illness and depression are compellingly explored in the story of Gustavo, a successful businessman who he lives in a cozy home surrounded by a loving family. Although his life seems perfect, the 58-year-old Chilean immigrant struggles with an increasingly…
The Naked Room - Portrait A Pediatric Therapist’s Office
The location: a pediatric therapist's office. The characters: severely depressive child patients and their anguished parents. In Nuria Ibanez's fascinating and acclaimed documentary, the austere interior of a Mexico City hospital is the setting for a profoundly moving and educational…
The Chilean Building - Children Growing Up in a Commune
This remarkable film tells a story never before documented: While their parents battled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a group of children were raised, first in Europe and then in Cuba, safely and communally. The 20 adults who supervised Project…
Price of Gold
Gold: today's most popular investment commodity. This astounding film is the first to document the illegal gold-diggers in Mongolia's Gobi Desert risking their lives for a few grams of the precious mineral. While the speculative market value of gold in…
Porfirio
Paralyzed from the waist down by a stray police bullet, the title character in Alejandro Landes's award-winning film spends his days selling minutes on his cell phone, flirting with his comely neighbor--and secretly plotting his revenge. Landes worked on the…
Xu Bing: Phoenix
With unprecedented personal access, Xu Bing: Phoenix takes viewers behind the scenes of the creation and installation of "Phoenix," the breath-taking and symbolic sculpture by Chinese artist Xu Bing. Please see complete description on enclosed document.