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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…
Everybody Leaves - Todos se van
Through her diary entries, eight-year-old Nieve reveals intimate details of a turbulent family life, which create an authentic portrait of the social and political unrest in Cuba under the rule of Castro. A celebration of freedom and a confrontation with…
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 Return - El regreso
A delightful life-changing journey back to Costa Rica. After living 10 years in New York, 30-year-old Antonio returns to San Jose, where he is forced to deal with the realities he ran away from. A perspective of a middle-class family…
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…
Guido Models - A Modeling Agency in a Buenos Aires Slum
Guido Fuentes is a Bolivian immigrant living in Villa 31, the biggest slum in Buenos Aires. Villa 31 is also where he runs a modeling agency and academy for local girls who share his passion. His dream is to achieve…
The Delay - La demora
Maria lives with her three school-age children and 80-year-old father, Agustin. It's clearly a struggle for her to make ends meet and to juggle all of her commitments. Agustin has periods of lucidity, but his mental deterioration is such that…
Southern District - Zona sur
La Paz's Zona Sur neighborhood is Bolivia's most exclusive enclave and has housed the country's affluent elite for generations. In an adobe-tile-roofed castle, a statuesque matriarch reigns over her spoiled offspring and indigenous servants. But social change, however unwelcome, is…
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.…
When a Tree Falls - Amama
An unspoken tradition requires that the family farm must be inherited by the eldest son. However, the eldest son has no intention of tending the farm for the rest of his life. Instead, he disappears to the city, and effectively…
Guaraní
In this touching drama, fisherman Atilio travels with his granddaughter Lara to Buenos Aires. His great desire is to have a grandson to transmit the Guarani culture. When he discovers that Lara's mother, Helena, is pregnant, he decides to go…
The Forgotten Boys of Brazil - A History of Nazis in Brazil
This acclaimed documentary begins with the discovery of bricks marked with Nazi swastikas on a farm in the countryside of Sao Paulo. It is revealed that during the 1930's, fifty black boys were taken from an orphanage in Rio de…
In a Foreign Land (En Tierra Extraña) - Struggles of the Spanish Community in Scotland
Gloria is one of the 700,000 Spanish people who have left Spain since the economic crisis started. The film portraits the experience of intra-European exiles tackled by Spain's highest-profile female director, Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes). Gloria…
Before Opening Night - Antes del Estreno
This Argentinian dramedy gives us elements of Woody Allen's nervous comedy and Cassavetes' melodramatic roller coaster in a storm of egos that takes place on one decisive weekend in the lives of Juana, a popular actress about to star in…
The Naked Screen - La pantalla desnuda
A cautionary tale about sex, technology, and public shaming set in a Nicaraguan town, Florence Jaugey's THE NAKED SCREEN is a thought-provoking portrait of young people growing up in an increasingly complicated digital age. Octavio, the son of a poor…
I Will Be Murdered - Murder in Guatemala
A murder story, a love story and a thriller. In May 2009, Rodrigo Rosenberg, a wealthy, charismatic lawyer went cycling near his home in Guatemala City and was murdered. Nothing unusual there: Guatemala has a murder rate four times higher…
339 Amín Abel Hasbun - Memory of a Crime
Based on a real story, this Dominican drama is an intriguing account of the murder of Amin Abel Hasbun, a brilliant student leader in the Dominican Republic accused of kidnapping US Embassy official, J. Crowley. Hasbun was one of many…
Wilaya
Fatimetu is born to a Sahrawi family in a Saharan refugee camp in Algeria and later sent to live with foster parents in Spain. After the death of her mother, she returns to the camp. She has been absent for…
Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona - One Family's Flamenco Legacy
Flamenco is passed on within the family of Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer in Spain. Her niece and grandniece pick up her trail in Barcelona, joining a show with the city's biggest talent. Together they discover the spirit of…
The Crow's Nest - Malacrianza
The first fiction film from El Salvador to be produced since 1969 and the first ever to see a worldwide release, The Crow's Nest follows Don Cleo, a humble pinata salesman who receives an extortion letter at his doorstep. If…