A WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE
A marker of his “Mexican years,” Luis Buñuel’s adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s “Pierre et Jean” skewers bourgeois values with brilliant satire...LEARN MORE
ABRAZOS: TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES
This faithful and exhilarating representation of the 5th Buenos Aires Tango Festival brings to the screen all the squeezes of the accordion, quick kicks, and guttural songs of heartbreak, deceit...LEARN MORE
AURELIO: REBEL WITH A CAUSE
Narrated by Andy Garcia, this documentary not only unveils the long journey of Cuban classical music composer Aurelio De La Vega, but also unmasks the various faces of nationalism, with...LEARN MORE.
One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in the...LEARN MORE.
A young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest. The two find temporary happiness in a small provincial village, but eventually, they are...LEARN MORE.
A harrowing account of life on some of the world's most dangerous streets, this documentary follows 13-year-old Carlito as he guides filmmaker Jean-Stephane Sauvaire on a tour...LEARN MORE.
An ideological adventure movie, from the director of Bolshe Vita. Chico is half Hungarian and half Spanish, half Catholic and half Jewish. As a child he was steeped in the myths of Che...LEARN MORE.
DARK SIDE OF THE HEART
From the director of Man Facing Southeast comes this parable about a narcissistic poet in search of the perfect woman. Claiming he will not "tolerate a woman who cannot fly," young...LEARN MORE.
DIALOGUES OF THE EXILED
Chilean-born director Raul Ruiz may be cinema's most famous exile, with his most important work produced in France. In this semi-documentary film, patterned after Bertolt Brecht's...LEARN MORE.
DONA HERLINDA AND HER SON
Two gay lovers--a surgeon and a student--move in with the controlling mother of the former in this delightful Mexican comedy. "Amusing, cheerfully subversive...a film to be savored...LEARN MORE.
DOWN IN OLD MEXICO: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
According to the productions in this set, Old Mexico was filled with handsome men, beautiful women, deep passion, and true romance. Includes: My Dear Tom Mix, "a charming conceit" (Time Out) about "the King of Cowboys," Tom Mix; and Don't Fool With Love, a trilogy of short films inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
El Rey tells the story of Pedro Rey, the mythical father of the Colombian cocaine trade. A riveting drama based on the real-life exploits of Jaime Caicedo, the legendary Al Capone...LEARN MORE.
The legend of Erendira tells of a brave young Indian woman who took up arms against the Spanish conquistadors during the 16th century. Though soon to be married, Erendira ...LEARN MORE.
Eva Peron is the true story of an Argentinian political icon and the inspiration behind the hit musical Evita...LEARN MORE
Christmas Eve is anything but merry on a hot and humid night in Buenos Aires when everything seems to be going wrong. The trying times of several characters are followed in this...LEARN MORE.
Gay Rights is an issue heard around the world, including Cuba. Free Havana paints a vivid picture of what it has been like to be gay in Cuba through the candid stories of six gay and lesbian...LEARN MORE.
GREAT DAY IN HAVANA
The state of the arts in Cuba's capital city is examined in this documentary by American filmmakers Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll. Cuban artists, filmmakers and musicians...LEARN MORE.
Seen through the eyes of a dismally naive peasant who falls in love with a Havana chorus girl, Guaguasi is a mesmerizing view of the Cuban Revolution. As this absurd romance is orchestrated...LEARN MORE.
HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE
Based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca, Mario Camus' film tells the story of a cold-blooded provincial widow and her five adult daughters. Bernarda (Irene Gutirrez Caba)...LEARN MORE.
JUAN I FORGOT I DON'T REMEMBER
Mexican filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo expanded his award-winning short El Abuelo Cheno y Otras Historias into this captivating documentary about his legendary father, poet and novelist...LEARN MORE.
KING AND HIS MOVIE
Winner of Spain's Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film and the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, this is a funny, surreal and touching look at the obsessions...LEARN MORE.
LET'S GO WITH PANCHO VILLA
This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy...LEARN MORE.
Gorgeously shot in the Argentine jungle, Los Muertos is a hypnotic and austere investigation of the boundaries between nature and civilization--and the violence that lurks within both...LEARN MORE.
MEXICAN MELODRAMA: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is remembered for its dynamic genres, charismatic stars, and innovative directors. The two films joined here represent the era's biggest box office sensations. Aventurera (Alberto Gout, 1950, 101 mins.) is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir-musical hybrid that was wildly popular in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s. Starring the immortal Ninon Sevilla, this passionate melodrama follows the rise and fall of a popular nightclub star with a dark past. Next, Woman of the Port (Arcady Boytler, 1934, 76 mins.) stars the sensual Lina Boytler as Rosario. After the horrible death of her father and the betrayal of her fiance, Rosario is cast aside in Vera Cruz. She becomes a prostitute, living above a cabaret where she picks up her clients. When a sailor saves her from the brutal hands of a violent drunk, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other for reasons that become clear as the mystery unfolds. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Alberto Gout/Arcady Boytler---Mexico---1950/1934---177 mins.
The brutal methods employed by Castro's government to maintain a stronghold on the Cuban population are chronicled in this revelatory documentary. Former Castro...LEARN MORE.
A taut, gothic, Latin American romance, winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Marie returns to a rundown Venezuelan house in the jungle where she spent summers as a child...LEARN MORE.
OVER AT THE BIG RANCH/ EN EL
Over at the Big Ranch was one of the earliest box-office successes of Mexico's Golden Era and the first to demonstrate that Latin American audiences expected Mexican movies from...LEARN MORE.
PARADISE UNDER THE STARS, A
Star-struck Sissy wants to sing at the Tropicana club, but her macho truck driver father forbids it. When he accidentally hits a biker on the road, he brings his victim home to recuperate. Sissy...LEARN MORE.
PIZZA, BEER & SMOKES
An instant cult hit in its native Argentina, this gritty drama captures the chaos of life on the streets of poverty-stricken Buenos Aires. A gang of teenagers roams the slums until Sandra...LEARN MORE.
PLACE IN THE WORLD
In a sprawling ranching valley in Argentina, the lives of its inhabitants are forever changed with the arrival of a multinational company that dazzles the impoverished farmers with...LEARN MORE.
PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS, THE
From Arturo Ripstein, perhaps Mexico's most interesting filmmaker, comes this bittersweet dissection of machismo and homophobia in Latin America. La Manuela, a transvestite...LEARN MORE.
When Mama Santos declares, "Something bad is going to happen" in Presagio, it becomes a bad omen rather than a mere statement. Her provincial town quickly transforms from a...LEARN MORE.
RED BEAR, A
Although Bear is the only one counting, seven years have passed since he was sent to prison for robbery and murder. The day of the robbery was his daughter Alicia's first birthday and his ex...LEARN MORE.
Tough and in your face, Rodrigo D: No Future reveals the brutal tale of a teenager trying to make his way in one of the world’s toughest towns: Medellin, Colombia...LEARN MORE.
The lives of six young people intersect one Saturday in a desolate part of Buenos Aires. In the solitude of the city, the six individuals unsuccessfully look for a vision that will bring a change...LEARN MORE.
SI SOS BRUJO: A STORY OF TANGO
A heartfelt, inspiring film that could do for Argentine Tango what the Buena Vista Social Club did for the music of Cuba. This beautifully shot documentary captures the compelling story...LEARN MORE.
SPOILS OF WAR
An important film detailing the struggle to discover the truth behind Argentine's "Dirty War" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, where tens of thousands of students, leftists, dissidents, and...LEARN MORE.
STORM THE SKIES
With exceptional force, this riveting documentary depicts one of the most controversial historical events of the 20th Century: the assassination of Leon Trotsky. Expelled from his...LEARN MORE.
SUCH IS LIFE
Arturo Ripstein, one of Mexico's most outstanding filmmakers, updated the Greek tragedy Medea for this award-winning tale about women suffering in a man's world. Poor and uneducated...LEARN MORE.
Susana is the story of a delinquent girl who escapes from detention and hides out on a remote finca, a Spanish American plantation. There she destroys a rigid, uptight family with her...LEARN MORE.
TANGO, OUR DANCE
The sensuality and stylized rituals popular with the residents of Buenos Aires are part of the complex art form called the tango. Director Jorge Zanada examines the unique role of...LEARN MORE.
Bunuel's overlooked neorealist melodrama deals with a corrupt landlord in search of a thug to intimidate his restless tenants. El Bruto, played by Pedro Armendariz, is a thick...LEARN MORE.
THINGS I LEFT IN HAVANA
Three Cuban sisters come to Spain in search of a better life, but they must contend with attempted exploitation and seduction as they pursue the capitalist dream. A sophisticated...LEARN MORE.
Juan, an older man of Mayan ancestry, falls victim to a mining accident and embarks on a hallucinatory journey in a Yucatan underground cave world. He is guided along by Vera, an attenuated...LEARN MORE.
Aldo Garay's film tells the story of three intertwined characters: a mother, her daughter and their neighbor. Their dependent coexistence is driven by loneliness and a yearning for...LEARN MORE.
WAITING FOR FIDEL
In 1974, a group of extraordinary men take an extraordinary trip to Cuba. They include Joey Smallwood, the former socialist premier of Newfoundland; Geoff Stirling, the...LEARN MORE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Award-winning filmmaker Paul Leduc [Frida (1984)] directed this gritty musical drama about life in the ghettos of Mexico City during the 1980s. With a soundtrack of contemporary...LEARN MORE.
WHO THE HELL IS JULIETTE?
In this "wildly original" (Stephen Holden, NY Times) film, part documentary and part carefully constructed narrative, Cuban teenager Yuliet Ortega presents herself and her...LEARN MORE.
WOMAN OF THE PORT, THE
A cowardly murder, a dark mystery, and an illicit romance combine in a dark and atmospheric melodrama that's also an all-time classic of Mexican cinema. After the death of her...LEARN MORE.
Based on a book by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, Yerma tells the story of woman who longs for a child, but is unable to conceive. Harboring a deep hatred...LEARN MORE.