ALEBRIJES

SYNOPSIS 

What’s behind the famous Mexican Alebrijes? The story begins in Mexico City, where Pedro Linares is dedicated to the manufacture of “juditas”, an occupation that has been inherited from his family. He is not very successful in sales and drowns his frustration in alcohol. When he returns home, after another bad day at the marketplace, he has a sudden heart attack. He wakes up in a strange world and meets Raccoon and other beautiful yet monstrous animals. Pedro will have to fight Ciervo Calavera to understand that his creation and courage will be the key to beating him. To represent those fantastic animals: the alebrijes.

DETAILS

Director: Lui Salas
Genre: Animation
Original title: Alebrijes
Country of production: Colombia
Year of production: 2019
Length: 12 min
Color: Color
Screening format: DCP 
Original language: Spanish
Subtitles: English, French

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CHOLO – Remastered

SYNOPSIS

A young provincial man seeks opportunities in Lima. Skilled in the game of soccer since he was a child, he tries to find an activity that allows him economic stability and social success. He fails in his attempts to get accepted into university. Meanwhile, he engages in the practice of painting. But it’s with soccer that he will achieve what he wants. Turned into a G.O.A.T., he travels through Europe and finds a sentimental partner.

 

DETAILS

Director: Bernardo Batievsky
Genre: Drama
Original title: Cholo
Country of production: Peru
Year of production: Remastered in 2020
Length: 95 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: 16 mm / 35 mm
Screening format: DCP
Original language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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ENCORE

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ENCORE

SYNOPSIS 

Andrés O’Farrill is a rocker in his forties who is stuck. He is stuck profession- ally, personally and worse: musically. He went from being a talented musician to composing shitty songs for pop artists and giving guitar lessons to a ten-year-old boy. The only thing that seems constant in his day is the persistent call from a mysterious contact on his cell phone: EGO.

After being rejected by Romina’s music producer, Damián, and after Anuar, his landlord, changes the lock of his door, leaving him out, Andrés is left lying outside his apartment. Something unexpected changes everything when Tito, his friend and owner of the Par de Ases Bar, tells him that the legendary music producer Tessa Martel is looking for new talent around the City for the night.

Without a second thought, Andrés arrives at the Par de Ases Bar, accompanied only by his guitar. On the stage, he sings a pop song, and although he has a privileged voice and plays very, very well, he doesn’t look comfortable. His performance suddenly ends when a fight breaks out at the bar.

Moving on from the bar, Andrés finds himself in a crowded area filled with musicians who have the same thing in mind as him: performing for Tessa Martel. After a couple of missed attempts on making it to the list of an open-mic, Andrés meets Los Cuchis, a band formed by Carmen, Rigo and Santo, who are looking for a guitarist who knows how to read music. With them he ventures to find a bar where they can play; however, they are all full.

After some time looking for bars to play, Los Cuchis gave up, making Andrés go back to look for Tessa Martel by himself. In his odyssey, he gets into endless problems: he loses his guitar, gets his ass kicked, he gets robbed, left behind on the streets with a Teporocho, and he even ends up in jail. It is in jail, at his lowest point, where he calls the only person who has been looking for him all night long: EGO.

EGO stands for Emmanuel González O’Farrill, his former bandmate and cousin. Emmanuel is now a famous musician known as EMA. After being released from jail, Andrés reaches the end of EMA’s concert, who invites him to play the encore, the last two songs.

After the concert, they get to the after party of the concert and this is where Andrés realizes that Emmanuel is still the same person, the person who left him behind, the same person who took his opportunity to play with Tessa Martel away, ten years ago. Andrés leaves the party with no idea where to go from there.

He ends his night, as usual, in a bar. There, he runs up with an unrecognizable Romina, who goes from being a pop-star sensation to a more down to earth singer and songwriter. They talk and Romina makes him see that music does not depend on whether you are famous or if it sells, it exists and that should be enough. Andrés finds comfort in her words, and after he tells her about his night, Romina reveals what Andrés had wanted to hear all along: that Tessa Martel is in that same bar where they are standing. Andrés gets up and goes directly towards the stage. But after a few chords, Tessa Martel leaves the bar. Petrified, Andrés cannot believe that she left. But he composes himself, straightens up, and plays the best song he’s ever played in his life.

DETAILS 

Director: Luis Gerardo LoGar
Genre: Music – Drama – Comedy
Original title: Encore
Country of production: Mexico, Netherlands
Length: 90 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: HD
Original language: Spanish
Subtitles – Dubbing: English 

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THE JOURNEY MACHO

SYNOPSIS 

Coming out of a long and unjust imprisonment, Dr. Carlos Espejo rediscovers feelings that he had long forgotten. During the journey that she undertakes in search of her son, she once again experiences the freedom and fatigue of long walks, the benefits of the absorbent waters of a lake, the touch of the sun and the cold of those Andean regions on her skin. The film takes the time to detail and share with us this return to life, which is a return to nature. Temporary accommodation and occasional work mark the progress of the trip. Nothing else seems to exist (more) than the present of this body and the spaces through which it walks. But it is because it is kept out of the field that the past gradually takes up more and more space. Deafening silence, it is at the origin of everything that is seen and experienced here. A way, subtle and powerful at the same time, to approach the years of violence without falling into the complacency of its representation.

DETAILS 

Director: Luis Basurto
Genre: Drama
Original title: El Viaje Macho
Country of production: Peru
Year of production: 2016
Length: 82 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: HD/4K
Screening format: DCP 
Original language: Spanish, Quechua
Subtitles: English, French

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DAMN HOBO!

SYNOPSIS

Set in a neon-lit Mexico City, Damn Hobo! tells the story of a homeless man’s literal and figurative trip through the streets. When the sun goes down over the huge city, the darkness of night slowly transforms the man into a musical entity. This short film peeks into the experience of a rough sleeper and in doing so, challenges expectations through the establishment of music as the universal language.

DETAILS

Director: Luis Gerardo LoGar
Gender: Musical Drama
Original title: ¡Pinche Teporocho!
Country of production: Mexico
Year of production: 2020
Length: 10 min
Color: Color
Screening format: DCP 2K
Original language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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REBEL LOVE

REBEL LOVE

SYNOPSIS

Their relationship forbidden while in ranks of the FARC-EP, two Colombian rebels have a chance at a fresh start for their young love after the peace accords. But new daily demands, estranged families and fears for their safety burden their burgeoning life together.

DETAILS

Director: Alejandro Bernal
Gender: Documental
Original title: Amor Rebelde
Country of production:  Colombia, Brazil, Canada
Year of production: 2021
Length: 77 min
Color: Color
Shooting format: HD/4K
Screening format: DCP
Original language: Spanish
Subtitles: English 

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