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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…
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…
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.…
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.…
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 (…
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…
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…
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…
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…
I, the Worst of All
Assumpta Serna stars as the brilliant and beautiful poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz in this magnificent portrayal of 17th Century Mexico. In order to pursue her love of writing, Juana enters the convent and gains international renown. When…
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…
Aquarius
Clara, a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment owner in a beautiful older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the builders'…
Viola
A dazzling and delightful mystery about love and its follies from filmmaker Matias Pineiro. VIOLA follows a young woman who joins a small Shakespeare theater company in Buenos Aires and becomes entangled in a seductive roundelay of romantic dalliances, intrigue…
Hermia & Helena
Camila, a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night's Dream . Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't…
Chinese Take-Away - Un Cuento Chino
Roberto is a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine, barely allowing for the slightest of customer foibles. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese…
The Future Perfect - El futuro perfecto
A smart and innovative look at the possible futures of a young Chinese immigrant in Buenos Aires, told in the stilted language of an elementary Spanish language textbook. Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival . Winner of Best First…
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…
I Thought It Was a Party - Pense Que iba a Haber Fiesta
Divorced and living with her teenage daughter, Lu (Valeria Bertuccelli) asks her close friend Ana (Elena Anaya) to house-sit while she goes away with her new fiancee. Ana spends her days lazing by the pool, afflicted by a deep loneliness.…
Vazante
Forced to marry a slave trader and live on his decaying farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains, young Beatriz faces physical and emotional unrest beyond her years in this lyrical and nuanced historical mood piece from director Daniela Thomas. Official Selection…
Neon Bull - Boi Neon
Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, NEON BULL unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. NEON BULL explores the vaquejada through the eyes of…