7th Annual Cine Latino

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  • Full Film Lineup Announced!

    Full Film Lineup Announced!

    The 7th Annual Cine Latino full lineup of films is now available! Start planning your Festival experience today!

  • Ticket Packages

    Ticket Packages

    Split Ticket Packs with your friends, or keep 'em all for yourself! 6 & 3-Packs are a great way to see the movies, and save a buck too.



    Kick off Cine Latino with a night of food, drinks, and a special screening of the delicious culinary doc, Lives With Flavor, with filmmaker Ruth Zachs Babani attending!

  • Women & Film

    Women & Film

    Cine Latino highlights women's international prominence in cinema with 14 features and shorts directed by women or the present female–centered stories.

  • Cine Latino Masters

    Cine Latino Masters

    Cine Latino continues our commitment to present the best in Latin-American and Ibero cinema with two brilliant films from renown directors Patricio Guzmán, Raúl de la Fuente, and Damian Nenow.



    Each year’s Cine Latino is a gathering place for vital new voices in cinema and our 2019 slate presents a vast array of fascinating, entertaining, and probing works.



    Itself a synthesis of literature, photography, athleticism, and performance (among other disciplines), cinema has always been a product of, and profoundly connected to, the world of fine arts.



    Cine in familia is a selection of animated, documentary, and live action films full of warmth, wit, and the cultural richness of the region designed for all ages.



    This year’s Cine Latino Focus is dedicated to “Cinema with a Conscience,” a wide-ranging selection of films that highlight social, political, environmental justice and activism.

Cine Latino, the region’s only showcase of Latin American and Ibero cinema, features a rich tapestry of narrative and documentary films from across the globe from some of the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming Spanish- and Portuguese-language filmmakers. Cine Latino is enriched by the presence of visiting filmmakers and community events, featuring Ibero and Latin food and music. MSP Film Society developed Cine Latino in collaboration with members of the diverse Spanish-speaking communities in Minnesota, and curates the annual series of films from countries with rich filmmaking histories and cutting-edge film industries in collaboration with Argentinian guest artistic director Hebe Tabachnik.

More relevant now than ever, and firm in the MSP Film Society’s belief of the unique power of cinema to invigorate, inspire and help to change the world one film at a time, this year’s Cine Latino’s Focus is dedicated to “Cinema with a Conscience”, a wide-ranging selection of films that highlight social, political, environmental justice and activism.

Passes and Ticket Packs Available Now!

2019 Cine Latino Lineup Sneak Peek

Another Day of Life (Un día más con vida)
Director: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow
Spain, Poland | 2018 | 85 min | Animated

Winner of the Audience Award San Sebastian Film Festival, 2018 and Goya and European Award for Best Animated Feature, 2019. In 1975, journalist Richard Kapuscinski arrives in Angola to cover that country’s bloody civil war but makes a fateful decision to cross boundaries as a reporter in this brilliant mix of animation and live action, based on the classic memoir.


Carmen and Lola (Carmen y Lola)
Director: Arantxa Echevarría
Spain | 2018 | 103 min | Fiction

Goya Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress & Best New Director, 2019. Stunning bride-to-be Carmen and ambitious street artist Lola find themselves in the throes of a secret first love, risking safety, status and their own future within their highly conservative gypsy community.


Children of Maria (Los Niños de María)
Director: Alfredo Castellanos
Puerto Rico | 2018 | 53 min | Documentary

When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017, a generation of children and teens pulled together to rebuild their families, their nation, and build a better future in this lively and hopeful new documentary from Alfred Castellanos and Laura Duque.


The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillera de los Sueños)
Director: Patricio Guzmán
Chile, France | 2019 | 85 min | Documentary

Winner of Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival 2019. An emotionally stirring, visually stunning meditation on the Cordillera Andes, the spine and soul of Chile, and the people that both came together and fell apart within their eternal shadow.


The Footballest (Los Futbolísimos)
Director: Miguel Ángel Lamata
Spain | 2018 | 103 min | Fiction

Though he’s known on YouTube as the all-time penalty kick loser, 11 year-old Pakete and his soccer team must come together to uncover the conspiracy against them that will stop at nothing to see them lose in this fresh and funny adaptation of the popular children’s book series.


Director: Franco Lolli
Colombia, France | 2019 | 93 min | Fiction

High-powered attorney Silvia Paz finds her life thrown into disarray after being accused of misappropriation of public funds at the moment her bitter, acerbic mother Leticia’s cancer returns in this raw, tender and achingly real second feature from writer/director Franco Lolli.


Lives with Flavor: Carlos Gaytan
Director: Ruth Zachs Babani, Pablo Gasca Gollás
Mexico | 2019 | 47 min | Documentary

The Vidas Con Sabor series profiles acclaimed chef Carlos Gaytan, from his humble upbringing in rural Mexico to being the first Latin American to be awarded a Michelin star, and remaining a sincere and grateful cook through it all, in this lively and mouthwatering new documentary.

Lives with Flavor: Monica Patiño
Director: Ruth Zachs Babani, Pablo Gasca Gollás
Mexico | 2019 | 47 min | Documentary

A giant of modern Mexican cuisine, Chef Monica Patiño traces her origins from a tradition-bound upbringing in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood, where the only culture was European culture, to her role in establishing her country as a culinary giant, in this scrumptious new episode of the Vidas Con Sabor series.

Director: Wagner Moura
Brazil | 2019 | 155 min | Fiction

Already the most controversial film of the year, Marighella is a searing portrait of a loving father and guerilla warrior Carlos Marighella as he fights for democracy in an authoritarian Brazil, paying the ultimate price for his beliefs, in this powerful directorial debut from actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Narcos).


NYICFF Viva Kid Flicks
Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, USA | 63 min | Shorts

NYICFF Viva Kid Flicks celebrates Spanish-language and Latino-themed stories in shorts from around the globe. You’ll experience moving stories and hear how around the world, Spanish stories have their own distinctive flair.


The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders
Director: Valeria Parisi
Spain | 2019 | 90 min | Documentary

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum -- one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.


We Are the Radical Monarchs
Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
USA | 2019 | 96 min | Documentary

Winner of Audience Award for Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival, 2019. In an Oakland grappling with police brutality, pervasive racism and increasing gentrification, community organizers Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest form the Radical Monarchs, a lively and essential Girl Scouts alternative where young girls of color learn self-love, self-worth and in a world that offers precious little support.


When They Left (Cuando ellos se fueron)
Director: Verónica Haro Abril
Ecuador | 2019 | 61 min | Documentary

In a lush, moving tribute to her grandparents, filmmaker Verónica Haro Abril returns to the tiny, picturesque Ecuadorian village of Plazuela and into the arms of its only remaining residents: a small group of colorful widows whose lust for life is the one thing keeping their community alive.

Your Turn (Espero tua (Re)volta)
Director: Eliza Capai
Brazil | 2019 | 93 min | Documentary

Winner Amnesty International Film Prize and Peace Film Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2019. A cross-section of Brazilian youth--student leader Nayara, charismatic rapper Koka and working-class activist Marcela--take to the streets and schoolrooms of São Paulo in this lively and vital document of the student-led social movements that have rocked Brazil.