International Films – Latin America

Bacurau

Bacurau

A mythological Brazilian town falls under attack from invading forces in this explosive, Cannes Jury Prize-winning genre cocktail of sci-fi western and action-packed colonial allegory from the director of Aquarius.

The Cordillera of Dreams

The Cordillera of Dreams

Winning a Special Mention for Cannes’ coveted Golden Eye award for Documentary, the latest from Chilean master Patricio Guzmán completes his superb trilogy of personal and political reflection on his country’s landscape.

Dark Suns

Dark Suns

Winner of the FACT Award at CPH:DOX, Dark Suns is an epic investigation into decades of cartel-related violence and murder in Mexico and one of the most ambitious, damning and masterful documentaries of the year.

Divine Love

Divine Love

After dazzling MIFF 2016 audiences with the pulsating Neon Bull, Gabriel Mascaro turns his vivid gaze to religious raves and evangelical sex therapy in this playful, probing foray into science fiction.

End of the Century

End of the Century

An erotically charged romance across two time periods set among the sun-drenched beaches and architecture of Barcelona.

The Gasoline Thieves

The Gasoline Thieves

A lovesick Mexican teen is lured into the volatile underground of oil bandits in this suspenseful Tribeca award winner.

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz took out Cannes’ prestigious Un Certain Regard prize with this exquisite tropical melodrama about two sisters who share an unshakable bond in an oppressively patriarchal culture.

La Flor - Part 1

La Flor - Part 1

Settle in for 14 hours of remarkable filmmaking from iconoclastic Argentinean director Mariano Llinás, whose La Flor ups the ante on his 2008 Historias extraordinarias, taking his experiments in cinematic storytelling to unequalled new heights.

La Flor - Part 2

La Flor - Part 2

Part two of Argentine director Mariano Llinás’s audacious 14-hour adventure in cinematic storytelling again gives us a beginning without endings in a continuing showcase of the spectacular work of his four leads.

La Flor - Part 3

La Flor - Part 3

Maverick Argentine director Mariano Llinás’s monumental 14-hour feat of narrative exploration and explosion concludes with parts four, five and six, upending its own internal storytelling structures and rules and, finally, providing a finale.

Land of Ashes

Land of Ashes

“Surely one of the most entrancing first features of the year … teems with verdant, ungovernable life, made somehow more magically intense by the constant, hovering proximity of death.” – Variety

Litigante

Litigante

Just one of Silvia’s problems would be enough to break most people – she’s under investigation for corruption, her mother is terminally ill and refusing treatment, and her five-year-old son is starting to ask awkward questions about his father.

Los Reyes

Los Reyes

Get up close and personal with two adorable stray dogs in this unusual documentary, which won the Special Jury Award at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Midnight Family

Midnight Family

Meet a family of unregistered paramedics cruising Mexico City’s streets in this frenetic eye-opener – winner of Best Documentary at the Hong Kong and Guadalajara film festivals, and Sundance’s Special Jury Award for cinematography

Monos

Monos

Winner of a Sundance Special Jury Award, Monos is a visually astounding, thrillingly original fever dream situated somewhere between Lord of the Flies, Apocalypse Now and Aguirre, the Wrath of God.

Our Mothers

Our Mothers

Winner of the Camera d’Or, Our Mothers takes a sensitive look at the effect of Guatemala’s brutal military dictatorship on the country’s women, who hold history together with resilience and dignity in the face of violence.

Pixote

Pixote

“A trenchant, uncompromising look at Brazilian juvenile delinquents, Pixote is a social exposé of the first order … Hector Babenco has made this tragic drama come vividly, even excitingly, alive through the extraordinary performances of his non-pro cast of slum youngsters.” – Variety

Song Without a Name

Song Without a Name

The first film directed by a Peruvian woman to screen at Cannes is a visually striking, elegiac look back at Peru’s not-so-distant dark history.

Too Late to Die Young

Too Late to Die Young

When democracy returns to Chile in 1990, a group of families flee the city in this emotionally poignant, visually sumptuous portrait of youth – the 2018 Locarno winner for Best Direction in the festival’s international competition.