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Horizontes Latinos
2016. 64th Edition
Films
Films
Horizontes Latinos
Horizontes Latinos
Alba
Ana Cristina Barragán
Ecuador - Mexico - Greece 
Alba, aged 11, has to go and live with her dad, Igor, because of her mum’s illness. Igor is a solitary man who shut himself away in a small house after separating from his family. Their life together is almost unbearable for Alba. Her father’s attempts to come closer to her, the embarrassment, her first kiss and bullying at school are the incentives that mark Alba’s path ...
Alba, aged 11, has to go and live with her dad, Igor, because of her mum’s illness. Igor is a solitary man who shut himself away in a small house after separating from his family. Their life together is almost unbearable for Alba. Her father’s attempts to come closer to her, the embarrassment, her first kiss and bullying at school are the incentives that mark Alba’s path towards adolescence and acceptance of herself.
Aquí no ha pasado nada / Much Ado About Nothing
Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Chile - USA - France 
Vicente is a young, reckless loner who returns to his parents' beach house after a year studying in LA. One night of downing shots and chasing girls changes his life forever when Vicente becomes the prime suspect in a hit-and-run accident resulting in the death of a local fisherman. Vicente was wasted. His memories are a blur. Yes, he was in the car, but he swears he wasn&#...

Vicente is a young, reckless loner who returns to his parents' beach house after a year studying in LA. One night of downing shots and chasing girls changes his life forever when Vicente becomes the prime suspect in a hit-and-run accident resulting in the death of a local fisherman. Vicente was wasted. His memories are a blur. Yes, he was in the car, but he swears he wasn't driving. And what's worse, the guy he remembers being behind the wheel is the son of a powerful politician.

El Amparo
Rober Calzadilla
Venezuela - Colombia 
On the border of Venezuela with Colombia, during the late 80's, two men survive an armed assault in the channels of the Arauca River, in which fourteen of their companions we murdered in the act. The Army accuses them of being guerrilla fighters and tries via intimidation to seize them from the cell where they are being watched over by the local police officer and by the vi...

On the border of Venezuela with Colombia, during the late 80's, two men survive an armed assault in the channels of the Arauca River, in which fourteen of their companions we murdered in the act. The Army accuses them of being guerrilla fighters and tries via intimidation to seize them from the cell where they are being watched over by the local police officer and by the village population, who are desperate to prevent them from being taken away. They say they are simple fishermen, but pressure to yield to the official version is overwhelming.

El Cristo ciego / The Blind Christ
Christopher Murray
Chile - France 
Michael (30) is a mechanic who claims to have experienced a divine revelation in the desert. But far from believing him, the locals treat him like the village madman. One afternoon he learns that a childhood friend has had an accident in a distant town. Michael decides to leave everything he has to set out on a barefoot pilgrimage and cure him with a miracle. His walk begins to...

Michael (30) is a mechanic who claims to have experienced a divine revelation in the desert. But far from believing him, the locals treat him like the village madman. One afternoon he learns that a childhood friend has had an accident in a distant town. Michael decides to leave everything he has to set out on a barefoot pilgrimage and cure him with a miracle. His walk begins to attract the attention of people exploited by the mining companies and drug addicts, who see him as a Christ capable of alleviating the harsh reality of the Chilean desert.

El rey del Once / The Tenth Man
Daniel Burman
Argentina 
Ariel thought he had left his past behind after building a new and successful life for himself as an economist in New York. Summoned by his father, whose mission in life is to manage a Judish aid foundation in the Once district, he returns to Buenos Aires. There he meets Eva, a mute and intriguing woman who works at the foundation. The visit coincides with the Jewish Purim fest...

Ariel thought he had left his past behind after building a new and successful life for himself as an economist in New York. Summoned by his father, whose mission in life is to manage a Judish aid foundation in the Once district, he returns to Buenos Aires. There he meets Eva, a mute and intriguing woman who works at the foundation. The visit coincides with the Jewish Purim festival, an occasion for celebration which provides the undertone of a comedy of errors, meetings and reflection on how we can’t always leave our past behind. 

Era o Hotel Cambridge
Eliane Caffé
Brazil - France - Spain 
Era o Hotel Cambridge tells the story of refugees, recently arrived in Brazil who, together with a group of low-income workers, occupy an old abandoned building in downtown São Paulo. Daily dramas, comical situations and different views on the world commingle with the threat of impending eviction.

Era o Hotel Cambridge tells the story of refugees, recently arrived in Brazil who, together with a group of low-income workers, occupy an old abandoned building in downtown São Paulo. Daily dramas, comical situations and different views on the world commingle with the threat of impending eviction.

La idea de un lago / The Idea of a Lake
Milagros Mumenthaler
Argentina - Switzerland - Qatar 
Inés, a professional photographer, is determined to finish her latest book before the birth of her son. Memory, souvenirs and this photographic work bring us back, time and again, to a same place: the family home in Southern Argentina. This is a space that marked her life and forged her personality over the years. The only photograph she has with her father was taken there whe...

Inés, a professional photographer, is determined to finish her latest book before the birth of her son. Memory, souvenirs and this photographic work bring us back, time and again, to a same place: the family home in Southern Argentina. This is a space that marked her life and forged her personality over the years. The only photograph she has with her father was taken there when Inés was barely two years old. A few months after the picture was taken he would disappear, a victim of the military dictatorship. 

La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis / The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis
Francisco Márquez, Andrea Testa
Argentina 
Buenos Aires, 1977. Francisco, an office clerk who leads an eventless life with his wife and two children, receives information from an old friend about the upcoming kidnapping of two people by the soldiers of the dictatorship. Now he must decide whether or not to risk his life to safe those of two people he has never met.

Buenos Aires, 1977. Francisco, an office clerk who leads an eventless life with his wife and two children, receives information from an old friend about the upcoming kidnapping of two people by the soldiers of the dictatorship. Now he must decide whether or not to risk his life to safe those of two people he has never met.

La región salvaje / The Untamed
Amat Escalante
Mexico - Denmark - France - Germany - Norway - Switzerland 
Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia and male chauvinism exist. A mysterious young woman is convinced that something otherworldly could be the answer to all of their problems... the provocative new film from the director of Sangre (2005) Los bastardos (2008)  and Heli (Cannes 2013 - Best Director). 

Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia and male chauvinism exist. A mysterious young woman is convinced that something otherworldly could be the answer to all of their problems... the provocative new film from the director of Sangre (2005) Los bastardos (2008)  and Heli (Cannes 2013 - Best Director). 

Rara
Pepa San Martín
Chile - Argentina 
Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar to that of other families. But not everyone sees it that way. Her father in particular has his doubts. 

Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar to that of other families. But not everyone sees it that way. Her father in particular has his doubts. 

Santa y Andrés / Santa & Andres
Carlos Lechuga
Cuba - France - Colombia 
Cuba, 1983. Santa, a lonely country girl, is sent to keep an eye on Andrés, a gay writer in whom the Revolution has little “confidence”. Gradually these two people, apparently so very different from one another, realise that the things that bring them together are more important than those that separate them. 

Cuba, 1983. Santa, a lonely country girl, is sent to keep an eye on Andrés, a gay writer in whom the Revolution has little “confidence”. Gradually these two people, apparently so very different from one another, realise that the things that bring them together are more important than those that separate them. 

Viejo Calavera / Dark Skull
Kiro Russo
Bolivia - Qatar  
Elder Mamani's father has died, but he doesn’t seem to care. He still hogs the limelight at karaoke, in the streets, and gets into trouble. But no one wants to look after him any more, leaving him no other option but to replace his father down the bloody mine. 

Elder Mamani's father has died, but he doesn’t seem to care. He still hogs the limelight at karaoke, in the streets, and gets into trouble. But no one wants to look after him any more, leaving him no other option but to replace his father down the bloody mine. 

X500
Juan Andrés Arango
Canada - Colombia - Mexico 
Coming to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother, Maria struggles to adapt to the new environment. Alex, a young Afro-Colombian boy, is deported from the USA to Colombia only to find that his former district is now run by criminals. David leaves his town when his father dies to seek a better future in Mexico City. X500 follows the lives of these three teens in differ...

Coming to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother, Maria struggles to adapt to the new environment. Alex, a young Afro-Colombian boy, is deported from the USA to Colombia only to find that his former district is now run by criminals. David leaves his town when his father dies to seek a better future in Mexico City. X500 follows the lives of these three teens in different American cities as they make their way along the same path of pain, migration and transformation.

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