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3 Beauties3 Beauties(3 Bellezas)Carlos Caridad MonteroFrom the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single ...339 Amín Abel Hasbun. Memory of a Crime339 Amín Abel Hasbun. Memory of a Crime(339 Amín Abel Hasbun. Memoria de un Crimen)Etzel BáezBased on a real story, 339 Amín Abel Hasbun. Memory of a Crime is an intriguing account of the murder of Amín Abel Hasbun, a brilliant student leader in the Dominican Republic accused of ...7 Boxes7 Boxes(7 Cajas)Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana SchémboriIt’s Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay, and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of fame and owning a fancy TV set from the infamous Mercado 4. ...A Moonless NightA Moonless Night(Una noche sin luna)Germán TejeiraURUGUAY’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS® – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Up-and-coming Uruguayan director Germán Tejeira creates a moving, poignant, witty character study in his ...After LucíaAfter Lucía(Después de Lucía)Michel FrancoSix months after the death of his wife in a car accident, Roberto and his teenage daughter Alejandra set off from Puerto Vallarta for a fresh start in Mexico City. Alejandra finds her way more ...Asier and IAsier and I(Asier ETA biok)Aitor Merino, Amaia MerinoAsier and I tells the story of the friendship between Aitor and Asier Aranguren from their time growing up together in the conflict-affected and politicized eighties of the Basque Country. ...Bad HairBad Hair(Pelo Malo)Mariana Rondón“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. ...Bajarí: Gypsy BarcelonaBajarí: Gypsy BarcelonaEva VilaBajarí: Gypsy Barcelona offers an intimate look at how flamenco’s legacy is kept alive within Barcelona’s tight-knit Gypsy community. Juanito is about to fulfill his dream of getting a pair of ...Barefoot In The KitchenBarefoot In The Kitchen(Con La Pata Quebrada)Diego Galán“Co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar’s production company El Deseo and veteran Spanish producer Enrique Cerezo, this illuminating survey was put together by Diego Galán, a noted Spanish film critic ...Black BreadBlack Bread(Pa Negre)Agustí VillarongaThe Spanish selection for the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, Black Bread is set in the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940s where a local man is accused of murder and his ...Chico & RitaChico & RitaFernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono ErrandoChinese Take-AwayChinese Take-Away(Un Cuento Chino)Sebastián BorenszteinArgentina’s national treasure, Ricardo Darín, is best known for his intense dramatic performances in films such as Nine Queens, The Aura, and the Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, but ...Clandestine ChildhoodClandestine Childhood(Infancia Clandestina)Benjamin ÁvilaBenjamín Ávila’s Clandestine Childhood (Infancia Clandestina) is an earnestly heartfelt cine-memoir based on the director/co-writer’s own tragic early life. Argentina, 1979. After years of ...Cows Wearing GlassesCows Wearing Glasses(Las Vacas Con Gafas)Alex Santiago PérezDirected by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor to touch upon issues of aging. Marso, ...Eternal AmazonEternal Amazon(Amazônia Eterna)Belisario FrancaThe Amazon is a vast laboratory for sustainable experiments that are revealing new relationships among human beings, corporations, and the natural heritage crucial for life on the planet. This is ...Even the RainEven the Rain(También la Lluvia)Icíar BollaínJuan Carlos Aduviri (actor who played Daniel) and the real activists who organized the riots in Bolivia may be available for Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at filmclub@pragda.com. ...Everybody LeavesEverybody Leaves(Todos se van)Sergio CabreraShot in Colombia (because the director didn’t get permission to film in Cuba) and featuring a cast consisting mostly of expatriate Cuban actors, Everybody Leaves is a celebration of freedom and a ...From the Land to Your TableFrom the Land to Your Table(¿Qué Culpa Tiene el Tomate?)Jorge Coira, Alejo Hoijman, Josué Méndez, Marcos Loayza Montoya, Carolina Navas, Alejandra Szeplaki, Paola VieiraSeven countries, seven popular markets, seven cultures. The first documentary of its kind, From the Land to Your Table shows the perspectives of seven Ibero-American filmmakers as they capture ...God’s SlaveGod’s Slave(Esclavo de Dios)Joel NovoaFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at filmclub@pragda.com. Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, God’s Slave follows Ahmed, ...GuaraníGuaraní(Guaraní)Luis ZorraquínA heartfelt story, Guaraní follows fisherman Atilio as he travels with his granddaughter Iara to Buenos Aires. His great desire is to have a grandson to transmit the Guaraní culture. When he ...Here and ThereHere and There(Aquí y Allá)Antonio Méndez EsparzaFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at filmclub@pragda.com. Winner of the top prize at the Critics’ Week section of the Cannes Film Festival, Antonio ...I Am From ChileI Am From ChileGonzalo Díaz UgarteA coming of age story, I Am From Chile draws from the director’s personal experiences to tell a different kind of immigration story. I Am from Chile is the story of Salvador, who moves to ...I Thought It Was A PartyI Thought It Was A Party(Pense Que Iba A Haber Fiesta)Victoria Galardi“For how long is the ex-partner of a friend untouchable? Lucía (Victoria Bertuccelli, To Fool A Thief) has been separated from Ricki, the father of her daughter Abi, for 4 years. She invites ...IlliterateIlliterate(Las Analfabetas)Moisés SepúlvedaXimena is an illiterate woman in her fifties who has learned to live on her own in order to keep her illiteracy a secret. Jackeline is a young unemployed elementary school teacher who tries to ...Ixcanul, VolcanoIxcanul, Volcano(Ixcanul, Volcán)Jayro BustamanteGUATEMALA’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS® The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives ...La YumaLa YumaFlorence JaugeyNicaragua’s first full-length feature in 20 years, La Yuma tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. Looking beyond ...Mr. KaplanMr. KaplanÁlvaro BrechnerFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at filmclub@pragda.com. Uruguay’s official selection for Best Foreign Academy Award, Mr. Kaplan follows Jacob ...NNNN(NN Sin Identidad)Héctor Gálvez Peru’s submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, NN is a compelling drama that won filmmaker Héctor Gálvez the Best Director Award at the Cartagena Film Festival for this ...Open CageOpen Cage(Los Bañistas)Max ZuninoOpen Cage takes a subtle and ultimately hopeful look into one of society’s mayor issues: the abandonment to its youth and senior populations. Among those affected when the economy collapses are ...Operation EOperation E(Operación E)Miguel Courtois PaterninaA controversial film in Colombia due to the real event on which it is based (the kidnapping of Clara Rojas and Ingrid Betancourt), Operation E was at risk of being banned but was finally released ...ParadiseParadise(Paraíso)Mariana ChenilloChildhood sweethearts Carmen and Alfredo live a life of quiet bliss in Satélite, a sleepy suburb outside of Mexico City. When Alfredo is offered a promotion, the lovebirds make the move into the ...Post MortemPost MortemPablo LarraínPablo Larraín first broke onto the international film scene when Tony Manero premiered at the Cannes Directors´ Fortnight. This Chilean director has now followed up with visceral Post Mortem. ...Southern DistrictSouthern District(Zona Sur)Juan Carlos ValdiviaLa 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 ...The Boss, Anatomy of a CrimeThe Boss, Anatomy of a Crime(El patrón, radiografía de un crimen)Sebastián Schindel

Based on a true story, The Boss, Anatomy of a Murder is a neo-realistic portrait of the inhumane work environment, and the power imbalances existing between worker and employer. The multiple ...The ClubThe Club(El Club)Pablo Larraín  CHILE´S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO ACADEMY AWARDS The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the ...The Country of FearThe Country of Fear(El país del miedo)Francisco EspadaA festival favorite, The Country of Fear touches upon one of the most talk about behavioral issues happening on campus these days. Carlos, Sara, and their preteen son Pablo, live a peaceful ...The Crow’s NestThe Crow’s Nest(Malacrianza)Arturo MenéndezThe 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 piñata salesman who receives an ...The FacilitatorThe Facilitator(El Facilitador)Victor ArreguiA political thriller about human rights, The Facilitator is one of the most successful films to come out of Ecuador in the last few years. When Miguel, a successful businessman, learns he is ill, ...The LiberatorThe Liberator(El Libertador)Alberto ArveloThe ReturnThe Return(El Regreso)Hernán JiménezThe Return is the story of a delightful and life-changing journey back to Costa Rica. After living 10 years in New York, 30 year-old Antonio returns to San José where he is forced to deal with ...The Second MotherThe Second Mother(Que horas ela volta?)Anna Muylaert BRAZIL’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS® An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, The Second Mother dissects with both impeccable precision and humor such matters as ...The Travel AgentThe Travel Agent(Pequeñas Mentiras Piadosas)Niccolò BrunaFrom her tiny office overlooking the U.S. Interests Section, 58-year old Lourdes counsels thousands of Cubans seeking a U.S. travel visa. She coaches them on answering tricky questions, fine-tuning ...True SmileTrue Smile(La sonrisa verdadera)Juan RayosA heart-warming story of self-improvement, True Smile follows the extraordinary 1,300 kilometers journey Sergio, a blind autistic young man, undertakes with his brother. Over 30 days, Sergio and ...Who is Dayani Cristal?Who is Dayani Cristal?(¿Quien es Dayani Cristal?)Marc SilverDeep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani ...WilayaWilayaPedro Pérez RosadoFatimetu 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 ...With My Heart in YamboWith My Heart in Yambo(Con Mi Corazón en Yambo)María Fernanda RestrepoIn 1988, when director María Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers—then 14 and 17—vanished without a trace. Only later did the ...WrinklesWrinkles(Arrugas)Ignacio FerrerasBased on Paco Roca’s award-winning graphic novel, Wrinkles illustrates the visual beauty and tender emotion that can be created by traditional animation as it tackles a universal subject matter ...Yvy Maraey, Land Without EvilYvy Maraey, Land Without Evil(Yvy Maraey, Tierra Sin Mal)Juan Carlos ValdiviaA Bolivian filmmaker and a Guaraní Indian travel together through the forests of southeastern Bolivia to make a film about the Guaraní people. The starting point is a 1911 film by Swedish explorer ...