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Hopefuls - Aspirantes
This award-winning Brazilian drama tells the story of Junior, a young player for Bacaxa A.C., an amateur football team from the city of Saquarema, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. He has to deal with the unexpected pregnancy…
Where I Grow Old - A Cidade onde Envelheço
Francisca, a young Portuguese woman who's living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she'd lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is discovering the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon.…
We Are Mari Pepa - Somos Mari Pepa
Nominated for a Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, this "rough-and-tumble, enjoyable yarn about a group of 16-year-old punk-rock wannabes" (Variety) follows Alex, a 16-year-old teenager trying to write a new song, find a job, have his first…
The Man of the Crowd - O Homem Das Multidões
An elegant, parsimonious, and formally impeccable story of Juvenal, a lonely train driver from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Margo, a train traffic controller. Both Juvenal and Margo live in a state of deep solitude, each in their unique ways. Loosely…
Porcelain Horse - Mejor No Hablar de Ciertas Cosas
Paco Chavez leads a careless and charming life in the coast of Ecuador. That life is all about illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart, now married to another man. One night, he…
La Paz
Class, family, and mental illness are among the themes explored in LA PAZ. The story opens with man named Liso leaving a psychiatric hospital to meet his indulgent parents at their comfortable home. After the confines of the institution, he…
Neighboring Sounds
A slice of 'Braziliana', life in a middle-class neighbourhood of present-day Recife, Brazil takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. Running on a culture of fear, the presence of these men brings a sense…
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…
Thursday Till Sunday - De jueves a domingo
It all begins on a Thursday when two children go on a holiday trip with their parents to the north of Chile. It all ends on a Sunday. Lucia (10) and Manuel (7) travel for the long weekend with their…
Walt Disney Square - A Look at Contemporary Urban Life in Brazil
A "quasi-musical" approach on contemporary urban life that reflects Brazilian society and many others throughout the world. This documentary describes at the same time a place, a neighborhood, a city and a country. The real place, Boa Viagem - Recife,…
Cinema Novo - A Poetic Film Essay on the Brazilian Cinema Movement
Winner of the "Golden Eye Award" at the Cannes Film Festival, CINEMA NOVO is a poetic film essay investigating the eponymous Brazilian film movement -- the most prominent in Latin America from the past century. Featuring analyses by its main…
The Apostate - El Apóstata
Tamayo knows he needs to change the person he has become under the pressure of his parents' expectations. His opposition manifests itself in the increasingly quixotic quest of formally having his name struck from the Catholic church's baptismal record. But…