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Cinemas of the Americas

Highlighting the vibrant work of voices from South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.


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Alelí

Leticia Jorge Romero  |  Uruguay, Argentina
Comedy, Family Affairs
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August Agosto

Armando Capó  |  Cuba, Costa Rica, France
Coming of Age, Drama, Political
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Chicuarotes

Gael García Bernal  |   Mexico
Coming of Age, Crime, Drama
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The Cordillera of Dreams La Cordinllera de los Sueños

Patricio Guzmán  |  Chile, France
Documentary, Historical, Political
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The Fever

Maya Da-Rin  |  Brazil, France, Germany
Drama, Political, Social Commentary

Initials S.G.

Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia  |  Argentina, Lebanon, United States
Comedy, Drama, Sex and Sexuality
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Invisible Life

Karim Aïnouz  |  Brazil, Germany
Drama, Family Affairs
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Lives with Flavor Vidas con Sabor

Pablo Gasca Gollás , Ruth Zachs Babani  |   Mexico
Documentary
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La Llorona

Jayro Bustamante  |  Guatemala, France
Drama, Mystery, Political
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Maternal Hogar

Maura Delpero  |  Italy, Argentina
Coming of Age, Drama, Religion
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The Moneychanger Así Habló El Cambista

Federico Veiroj  |  Uruguay, Argentina, Germany
Crime, Drama, Historical
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Our Mothers Nuestras Madres

César Díaz  |  Guatemala, Belgium, France
Drama, Historical, Political
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The Prince El Principe

Sebastián Muñoz  |  Chile, Argentina, Belgium
Crime, Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
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The Sleepwalkers Los Sonámbulos

Paula Hernández  |  Argentina, Uruguay
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs

Song Without a Name Canción sin nombre

Melina León  |  Peru, United States
Drama, Family Affairs, Social Commentary
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Spider Araña

Andrés Wood  |   Chile
Historical, Political, Thriller
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Tremors Temblores

Jayro Bustamante  |  Guatemala, France, Luxembourg
LGBTQ, Religion, Social Commentary
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Waiting for the Carnival Estou me guardando para quando o carnaval chegar

Marcelo Gomes  |   Brazil
Documentary, Social Commentary