Synopsis: During a time of inquisition and slavery, Sierva María wants to know what kisses taste like. She is 13 years old, daughter of aristocrats but raised by their African slaves living in colonial Cartagena de Indias. When a rabid dog bites her, the bishop declares she is possessed and entrust Cayetano his pupil, with her exorcism. The priest and the girl Hill find themselves seduced by a demon more powerful than faith and reason. With an intimate, personal narrative and a visual lenguaje reminiscent of Renaissance paintings, Of love and other demons is based on one of Gabriel García Márquez`s (Nobel Literatura Prize 1982) most harrowing love stories.
Synopsis: A typical lazy Sunday gives way to an introspective look at what it means to grow up for two 14-year-old boys left alone for the afternoon. With video games, coca cola, and the local Telepizza hotline, Flama (Daniel Miranda) and Moko (Diego Cataño) have all they need for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Until the power goes out. Joining Flama and Moko in their day of fun (and growing up) is sweet-16 neighbour, Rita (Danny Perea), who drops in to use their oven to bake a cake (with a secret ingredient!), and a pizza deliveryman who refuses to leave after the boys won’t pay because he is 11 seconds late. With their afternoon foiled by unexpected blackouts, the bored teens begin contemplating the strange behaviour of adults, and the role that a painting of ducks plays in the bitter divorce of Moko's parents. You’re young only once. But the innocent joys and coming-of-age insights of a day like this last a lifetime.
Synopsis: The social issues shown in this film, even if presented from a Venezuelan perspective, are universal. Diego and Fabrizio, a gay couple, have to accept the challenges imposed by family and society, Perla Marina their friend is forced to choose between abortion and a loveless marriage while Delirio, another member of this group, has marked all her life by an impossible love. This film, that will both touch and amuse, won the Goya Award which is Spain’s equivalent to the American Oscar or the British BAFTA.
Synopsis: A Costa Rican farmer, when faced with the prospects of losing his farm, embarks in a journey to Europe to raise enough money to pay his debts meeting new acquaintances, lost relatives and himself.
Synopsis: Jacob Köller owns a humble sock factory and that seems to be all he has in his monotonous life. Marta is Jacob’s right hand. Their relationship never goes beyond business matters, and it is marked by silence and routine. This monotony is suddenly threatened by the announcement of an unexpected visit: Herman, Jacob´s brother, will come from Brazil after more than ten years. Jacob then allows himself to ask Marta for help to cope with the situation.
Hence, between absurdity and melancholy, as well as daily life and farce, the movie subtly portrays the clumsiness and little miseries of these characters, so different from one another, while they try to hide their resentment and friction. A story told through minimum and trivial details. Three apparently harmless personalities. Three different sorts of loneliness.
Synopsis: Based on the real-life saga of the Villas-Boas brothers, “Xingu” recounts the adventures of an expedition to a wild central Brazil in 1943. Different worlds meet as the three brothers encounter indigenous tribes and become interested in the customs and social systems of the cultures they discover. When half a village dies of an influenza epidemic, the brothers devote their lives to protecting the Xingu peoples and preserving their culture, culminating with the creation of the Xingu National Park. The film tells an inspiring story of human rights and environmental activism that remains as significant today as it was 60 years ago.
Synopsis: In a cottage in the South of Chile Perez welcomes his only daughter Rome, who barely knows. He tries to reconnect with her despite the conflicts that arise with his girlfriend Marion, sixteen years younger than him.
Synopsis: Asu Mare is a 2013 Peruvian comedy motion picture. It is a movie adaptation of the stand-up comedy show by the same name by Carlos Alcántara, starring himself. The story follows the adventures of Carlos Alcántara on his way to fame from his childhood in the "Unidad Vecinal Mirones". It is a recreation of his youth and experiences leading to the creation “Pataclaun”, a TV hit series in Peru, thus starting his rise to fame.
Synopsis: A playful yet critical exploration of a singularly Panamanian phenomenon, Reinas ushers us into the spectacular, strange and stressful world of queen ceremonies. An integral part of Panamanian folklore, our queens symbolize the festive aspect of our national spirit. But they also promote a very particular, potentially troubling idea of womanhood.
Synopsis: Trip to Timbuktu is the story of Ana and Lucho, two teenagers who live in Peru. Their story of love, which starts in childhood, reveals the changes which took place in this country during the 80's. For them, the only way to survive in the middle of violence, poverty and lack of opportunities is through their love, a sort of refuge which has as its homeland an imaginary country called Timbuktu. Nevertheless, the reality will stand in their way and collapse their utopia.