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Neruda
Directed by the award-winning filmmaker Pablo Larrain ("Jackie"), this Golden Globe -nominated film features international star Gael Garcia Bernal as a policeman chasing Pablo Neruda, perhaps the most important poet of the 20th century and a hugely influential political figure.…
Machuca
Santiago, Chile, 1973: Pedro Machuca is a poor boy of tribal descent, brought into an upper class private school during Chile's brief socialist era. Gonzalo, the well-to-do boy seated a row ahead, befriends Pedro against the bullying will of his…
Bad Hair - Pelo Malo
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and…
Jauja
An astonishingly beautiful and gripping Western starring Viggo Mortensen, JAUJA (pronounced how-ha) begins in a remote outpost in Patagonia during the late 1800s. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from abroad with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job…
XXY
For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely any as monumental as the one facing 15 year-old Alex (Ines Efron,) who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to…
Andrés Reads and Writes - Andrés lee i escribe
Andres Centeno, a young factory worker, spends his nights working long night shifts, leaving him in a continuous state of drowsiness. Andres has lost its way and forgotten his teenage dreams. He realizes that although he hasn't made the right…
The Way He Looks - Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro's coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a sweet and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who's fed up…
The Candidate - El Candidato
A pitch-perfect political comedy that explores the creation of a political persona that is all form and no content. THE CANDIDATE tells the story of Martin, the son of a wealthy businessman, who starts prepping his candidacy for office. In…
Good Manners - As Boas Maneiras
When lonely nurse Clara is hired as a nanny by wealthy Ana, she hardly expects anything like the friendship she finds with the lonely, pregnant woman. However, both women have dark secrets which will engulf all that they hold dear.…
Yvy Maraey, Land Without Evil - Yvy Maraey, Tierra Sin Mal
A Bolivian filmmaker and a Guarani Indian travel together through the forests of southeastern Bolivia to make a film about the Guarani people. The starting point is a 1911 film by Swedish explorer Erland Nordenskiold. But today's reality turns out…
3 Beauties - 3 bellezas
Perla is obsessed with her two daughters, and she pins them against each other in the hopes of having a beauty queen to honor the family name. She teaches her girls from a young age the rules to becoming beauty…
The Queen of Fear - La reina del miedo
In a constant state of anxiety, a celebrated actress obsessively distracts herself from preparing for her career-defining one-woman show. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for the Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Category…
Alba
Alba is eleven years old. One afternoon, her mother is admitted in the hospital and she has to move to live with Igor, a father she barely knows. Igor's attempts to get closer to Alba, friendships with school girls and…
My Friend from the Park - Mi amiga del parque
When Liz, a lonely stay-at-home mom, forms a liberating alliance with the spontaneous Rosa, she gets sucked into a world of stolen cars, unstable sisters, and paranoia. Winner of the Screenwriting Award and Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at…
The Club - El Club
Four priests exiled to a small seaside town to atone for the sins of their pasts find their fragile stability disrupted by the arrival of a newly-disgraced companion in this taut darkly comic drama from acclaimed director Pablo Larrain (…
This Time Tomorrow - Mañana a esta hora
Set in Bogota, Colombia, THIS TIME TOMORROW is an intimate portrait of a family's everyday life before and after a tragic incident that forces them to confront an uncertain future. Nominated for a Golden Lion award at the Locarno International…
Bad Lucky Goat
After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival . "The first feature…
History of Fear - Historia del miedo
When a heat wave grips the suburbs, blackouts and waves of pollution push the social order to the brink of collapse, forcing each inhabitant to confront his own motives, instincts and fears. Nominated for the Best First Feature and the…
Family Life - Vida de Familia
While house-sitting for a distant cousin, a lonely man fabricates the existence of a vindictive ex-wife withholding his daughter in order to gain the sympathy of the single mother he has just met. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in…
The Tenth Man - El rey del Once
Award-winning director Daniel Burman returns with this well-observed comedy that wrestles with notions of identity, home and the intricacies of the father-son relationship. After years away, Ariel returns to Buenos Aires seeking to reconnect with his father Usher, who has…