2018 Cine Latino
2018 CINE LATINO LINEUP SNEAK PEEK
Birds of Passage
Pájaros de verano
Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, France | Fiction
The origins of the Colombian drug trade, through the epic story of an indigenous Wayuu family that becomes involved in the booming business of selling marijuana to American youth in the 1970s. Colombia’s official entry to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Director: Diego Araujo
Ecuador, Dominican Republic | Fiction
The life of 30-year-old Víctor takes an unexpected turn when his girlfriend Marcela announces her pregnancy. Instead of taking responsibility and assuming his role as a soon-to-be-father, Víctor spirals into a second adolescence when he meets Valentina, the bright but defiant 16-year-old girl who lives next door.
Director: Javier Fesser
Spain | Fiction
Acted by a crew of intellectually disabled actors that will steal your heart, writer/director Javier Fesser’s Champions is not just Spain’s newest box office smash, but a rollicking and unforgettable reminder that none of us is truly “normal.” Spain’s official entry to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Todos lo saben
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Spain | Fiction
Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding, but unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past. Starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Ricardo Darín.
Director: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño
Spain | Fiction
Home from war, Basque farmer Martin discovers his brother Joaquin has grown to an enormous size, driving the ambitious elder brother to exploit his brother’s condition and into a reckoning with his own soul in this unforgettable new film from the creators of Spanish Academy Award submission Loreak. Winner of 10 Goya Awards.
Director: Marcelo Martinessi
Paraguay | Fiction
A daughter of Paraguay’s fading aristocracy who’s on the cusp of financial ruin, introvert Chela finds work as an ad hoc chauffer, leading to an encounter with earthy, sexually adventurous Angy-and an unexpected late-in-life coming of age-in this sly and funny debut feature from writer/director Marcelo Martinessi. Paraguay’s official entry to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Home + Away
Director: Matt Ogens
USA | Documentary
Following the search for the American dream on the extreme edge of the nation, Home + Away explores the lives of student athletes at El Paso’s Bowie High School, with dreams inspired by family, fueled by sports, and deeply complicated by the US/Mexican border – the fault-line between two worlds.
The Last Suit
El último traje
Director: Pablo Solarz
Argentina | Fiction
Facing the waning years of a rich life, cantankerous Abraham finds himself ditching his Buenos Aires-based family and en route to Europe in order to payoff a secret debt, encountering a colorful band of cohorts and fellow wanderers, as well as discovering the man he truly is, in this lively and touching new film from Pablo Solarz.
Director: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Dominican Republic, Spain | Fiction
A quiet middle class world of good intentions begins to crumble when fourteen-year-old Miriam meets her internet boyfriend. While her family and friends prepare for her a traditional fifteen birthday party, Miriam doesn’t know how to explain that her boyfriend is black.
Ruben Blades Is Not My Name
Yo No Me Llamo Rubén Blades
Director: Abner Benaim
Panama, Argentina, Colombia | Documentary
An energizing and intimate look at the life and legacy of musician/actor/politician Ruben Blades as he begins a new chapter in his life, reflects on his triumphs, failures and surprises-and a fearless love of others that has fueled a legendary career. Panama’s official entry to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
¡Viva Kid Flicks!
Mexico | Shorts Program
The Film Society and the New York International Children’s Film Festival present a new Spanish-language program of animated, documentary, and live action films full of warmth, wit, and the cultural richness of our friends and neighbors to the south: Mexico.
Returning for a sixth year, this November 8-11, 2018, Cine Latino is among the key showcases of Ibero and Latin-American cinema in the United States. This year, screenings and events will take place at the Film Society’s hub, the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis MN.
We are delighted to announce that visiting artistic director Hebe Tabachnik will once again curate the program. Tabachnik, who hails from Argentina, programs Spanish-language film for festivals around the world. The full Cine Latino 2018 slate will be announced in mid-October so stay tuned!
Cine Latino is presented by the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota’s leading non-profit exhibitor of international independent cinema. Our mission is to foster a knowledgeable and vibrant appreciation of the art of film from around the globe and its power to inform and transform individuals and communities.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.