2016 Cine Latino
Returning this November 11-17, Cine Latino is one of the largest showcases of Spanish & Portuguese – language cinema in the United States. The annual event will be held at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis and Metropolitan State University’s Film Space, in St. Paul, MN.
This year’s CINE LATINO offers us a rich tapestry of stories across the vast cultural, social and historical landscape that is Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The eyes of the storytellers themselves (the colorful motif we chose to represent this year’s festival) take us on a journey across geographies and history, age and gender, social and politically relevant issues while at the same time exploring the complexities of human relationships.
We have gathered a selection of films that have been winning both critical and audience recognition all over the world, from an array of established storytellers and a number of impressive first-time directors. Nothing is off limits in their timely, insightful and diverse tales: personal, social and political issues are all under the microscope with stunning results.
The showcase presents 29 films from countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Perú, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and the U.S. It includes a whopping 17 first- and second-time directors, 10 female directors and many established filmmakers who garnered top awards at festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, and San Sebastian, to name of few.
We are extremely grateful to our growing Cine Global Advisory Group, which currently includes 36 members representing 25 countries, and to the group’s two dedicated chairs, Maria Antonia Calvo and Paola Nunez, for their insight and for the time and energy they have devoted to Cine Latino 2016.