Language: Spanish

  • Like Water For Chocolate

    Like Water For Chocolate

    An adaptation of a novel by Laura Esquivel, ‘Como Agua Para Chocolate’ (Like Water for Chocolate) is a Latin American expression which refers to the near boiling temperature of water for use in the making of chocolate, and is, figuratively, a reference to passion. In this tale of early 20th century, pre-revolution Mexico, a family…

  • Las Acacias

    Las Acacias

    New Argentinian cinema emerged after the Second World War with films that focused intently on the realities of Argentinian social and rural life, becoming political with the advent of social unrest in the late sixties and early seventies and succumbing temporarily to the seven years of suppression that followed military takeover in 1976. The return…

  • XXY

    XXY

    Based on a short story by Sergio Bizzio, Puenzo’s first feature film follows the psychological journey that 15 year old intersex Alex (Efron) makes as she struggles to find her sexual and gender identity. In a bid to protect her from the morbid curiosity and intolerance that her intersexuality would – in all likelihood –…

  • The Headless Woman

    The Headless Woman

    Vero (Maria Onetto) is driving home at night when she hits something in her car was it a dog or a child After the incident Vero is transformed from an elegant professional woman with self-agency to a passive state she says little, her face becomes an intrinsically meaningless mask. Is she suffering from concussion or…

  • The Secret in Their Eyes

    The Secret in Their Eyes

    It’s the year 2000, Buenos Aires, Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin – Nine Queens), disillusioned, retired investigator is obsessed with a 1974 unsolved murder and decides to write a book about it. This gives him the pretext to contact his former boss Irene Menendez Hastings (Soledad Villamil) a woman he has secretly loved since they worked…

  • El Violin

    El Violin

    A big winner on the film festival circuit in the Americas and Europe, juries and audiences alike applauded Vargas accomplished first feature. El Violin is the kind of social realism film we don’t see so much these days. The film tells a simple story of guerrilla forces struggling against the oppression of government troops in…

  • The Orphanage

    The Orphanage

    Hitchcock explained the difference between surprise and suspense like this: if people are seated at a table and a bomb explodes, that is surprise. If they are seated at a table, and you know there’s a bomb under the table attached to a ticking clock, but they continue to play cards – that’s suspense. Well,…

  • Pan’s Labyrinth

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Del Toro, no stranger to science fiction or tales of the Spanish struggle between Fascism and left wing politics (Blade 2, Hellboy, The Devils Backbone) offers us something different here, skilfully blending history with fantasy. In Second World War fascist Spain Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is faced with a stark choice. On the one hand she…

  • Volver

    Volver

    Revolving around an eccentric family of women from a wind-swept region south of Madrid, Cruz stars as Raimunda, a working-class woman forced to go to great lengths to protect her 14-year-old daughter Paula. To top off the family crisis, her mother Irene returns from the dead to tie up loose ends. The plot originates in…

  • All About My Mother

    All About My Mother

    Esteban, an aspiring young writer, runs to get the autograph of an actress, with tragic results. His mother, Manuela, goes to Barcelona to find Esteban’s transvestite father and her dislocated life begins to take a very different shape. Self -parody is part of Almodovar’s approach and the effectiveness of his story-telling comes partly from the…

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