As two families celebrate the engagement of their children, one of the betrothed discovers the family's dark secret. A provocative metaphor on the social and moral state of Chile, from the start of the Pinochet dictatorship to today, Fiestapatria tells its tale through a gallery of characters representative of Chilean society.
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When successful boxer Octavio falls in love with kitchen hand Hugo, they move from their small-town homes in the south of Chile to capital city Santiago to protect their taboo relationship. But when Hugo feels unexpected desire for co-worker Jennifer, Octavio is left heartbroken and throws himself into a high-stakes boxing match against all odds. A handsome cast and evocative cinematography offer a sexy, subtle film that evokes hits like The Wrestler and Brokeback Mountain. | Read MoreDrama and Sports
This first film from Santiago native Scherson perfectly embodies its epigraph: "The times were hard, but they were moderen." In a modern city, which could be anywhere, a couple search for love but never quite seem to meet. The film's pop visual style is unique, and it succeeds in helping us search for clues in a world that denies they exist. | Read More
This first film from 2005 Best New Narrative Filmmaker perfectly embodies its epigraph: The times were hard, but they were modern. In a modern city, which could be anywhere, a couple searches for love but never seem to meet. The film's pop visual style is unique, and it succeeds in helping us search for clues in a world that denies they exist. | Read More
In Campos' keenly observed debut feature, architecture student Marco brings Sofia, his new and impulsive girlfriend, home to meet his parents over Easter weekend. Sofia's flirtatious, manipulative ways soon crack the veneer of Marco's bourgeois Chilean family, turning the entire household upside-down. | Read More
Four young strangers meet after their failed suicide attempts land each of them in the hospital on the same day. United by circumstance, they may yet discover a reason to live. This fresh, original take on city life pays tribute to the vitality and energy of the Dominican community in Washington Heights. In English and Spanish.
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In Women Workers Leaving the Factory, director José Luis Torres does for factory girls, what Zola or Bruegel did for the common worker. Torres first shows us the dirty factory, where only women work at the production units. During their short break, the girl's rally together ultimately deciding to leave work early and spend the afternoon on the beach. Their suffering and relief are both brought to light in this heart-breaking and atmospheric film about the invisible prisons that society builds for us. | Read MoreDrama