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Cronos
Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with this highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of…
Viridiana
Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Bunuel's irreverent vision of life as a beggar's banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her…
I Dream in Another Language - Sueño en otro idioma
Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for World Cinema/Dramatic, and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema, I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE follows a young linguist into the jungles of Mexico as he tries to learn…
The Exterminating Angel
A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and inexplicably find themselves unable to leave in Luis Bunuel's daring masterpiece THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (El angel exterminador). Made just one year after his international sensation Viridiana ,…
Gueros
Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their…
A Monster With A Thousand Heads - Un Monstruo De Mil Cabezas
When the insurance company refuses to provide care for Sonia's terminally-ill husband, an increasingly violent series of confrontations unravel as a distraught woman fights the system in this engrossing thriller and socio-political commentary. Nominated for the Horizon Award for Best…
Time to Die - (Tiempo De Morir)
Fresh from serving eighteen years in jail for shooting a man in self-defense, Juan Sayago comes back to his hometown to start life anew and reunite with old flame Mariana. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. "An austere Western…
I Am Happiness on Earth
Julian Hernandez, one of Mexico's premier queer filmmakers (Raging Sun, Raging Sky), returns with this tale of a film director struggling with the line between his sexually charged reality and equally arousing cinematic creations. Will Emiliano be able to sustain…
Peyote
Pablo, a shy teenager, meets Marco, who is a few years older than him. Together they go on a impromptu road trip to the Mexican desert, a trip that will make them face what they mean to each other.
Battle In Heaven
Cast entirely with non-professionals, Battle in Heaven tells the story of Marcos (Marcos Hernandez), the middle-aged chauffeur of Ana (Anapola Mushkadiz), daughter of a Mexican general. Marcos is the only member of Ana's household who knows she leads a double…
Here and There - Aqui y Alla
Winner at the Cannes Film Festival and AFI Fest , AQUI Y ALLA is a story about hope, and the memories and loss of what we leave behind. Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after…
Everything Else - Todo lo demás
Dona Flor is a bureaucrat. She has worked in the same government office in Mexico City for over 35 years, attending to people from all the corners of Mexican society--rich, poor, educated and illiterate alike. One day her life becomes…
Foxtrot - The Far Side of Paradise
At the beginning of WWII, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. This 1970's classic was directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker,…
Silent Light - Stellet Licht
SILENT LIGHT tells the story of Johan, a married man who against the laws of his faith and traditional beliefs, falls in love with another woman, thus facing an internal dilemma, whether to betray his wife, the woman he once…
Soy Nero
Nero, born and raised in Los Angeles but deported to Mexico, crosses the border illegally to return to the only home he's known. Risking life for nation, he becomes a "green card soldier" in the U.S. army as a shortcut…
Treading Water
A charming coming-of-age love story about a sensitive boy (Douglas Smith) whose rare disorder and eccentric family render him an outsider - until Laura (Zoe Kravitz) swims her way into his life. Nominated for the Ibero-American Opera Prima Award at…
The Violin
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 sierra hills, forced to leave behind…
Lake Tahoe
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. His quest will bring him to Don Heber, an old paranoid mechanic…
Paradise - Paraiso
Childhood sweethearts Carmen and Alfredo live a life of quiet bliss in Satelite, a sleepy suburb outside of Mexico City. When Alfredo is offered a promotion, the lovebirds make the move into the bustling metropolis. It's a rude awakening for…
Yo
Winner of Best Film at the Morelia International Film Festival, "Yo" is based on a short story by Nobel laureate J.M.G. Le Clezio. "My name is Yo, I'm 15 years old, or that's what they tell me," explains the protagonist…