César Díaz’s new drama Our Mothers/Nuestras madres tells the story of a young anthropologist reunited family members with the loved ones they lost during the Guatemalan genocide. And in doing so, he is about to uncover the truth about himself.
Based on the German religious sect Colonia Dignidad, Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña’s stop-animation feature film captures the pain of extreme isolation.
Directed by Matthew Sellah and produced by Rose Tucker, We Don’t Deserve Dogs is a series of vignettes about the impact dogs have on humans.
A short Czechian drama about a middle-aged man whose curiosity got the better of him as he finds himself hired for a mystery job.
Patricio Guzman offers poignant and emotionally resonant documentaries about the history of Chile. Seven films available to stream on OVID.tv.
An enthralling Polish drama about an ex-con who is sent away to a remote village where he pretends to be a Catholic priest. Nominated for a Best International Feature Film Academy Award
A Dog’s Death/La Muerte de un perro captures the social turmoil of a country in flux through its focus on the absurd actions of a microcosm of its upper middle class culture.
TIFF interview with director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and the cast of Knuckle City, Bongile Mantsai, Sivuyile Ngesi, Thembikile Komani and Faniswa Yisa.
The newest film from Portuguese director Tiago Guedes, A Herdade is a sprawling family saga. Gorgeously shot, firmly rooted in Portuguese culture but is overly long.
Norwegian film follows a talented teenager plagued with problems who loses herself through her involvement in Christian cults.
Writer/director Martin Rodríguez Redondo’s debut feature film Marilyn tells the story of a young man struggling with his sexual identity in a society that refuses to understand or accept.
Calvache’s film is a heart-pounding thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It’s brilliantly directed with some terrific cinematography and excellent story telling. Lead actress Noëlle Schönwald delivers a powerful performance.
Documentaries, feature films, movies directed by women, Spanish-language cinema and more. Here are my SXSW Film Festival picks.
The Pad Project empowers women in a rural town in India to create and sell their own sanity pads and overcome the stigma of menstruation.
Academy Award nominated documentary takes a look at the rescue efforts to save Libyan refugees as they cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life.
A meta docu-fiction film from South Africa explores the making of itself. A reenactment with amazing shots of KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. #Slamdance25