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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…
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…
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…
The Crimes of Padre Amaro - El crimen del Padre Amaro
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest (Gael Garcia Bernal) in a small Mexican town. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. Nominated for a Golden Seashell Award at…
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…
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 ,…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
The Dream of Lu - El Sueño de Lu
After an attempted suicide, Lucia reassesses her life in order to move on. Facing the grief over the loss of her son, she discovers new bonds of friendship and small miracles. A chance encounter and an unexpected journey will help…
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…