Our 2019 edition of Ibero-American cinema brings an exceptional array of unique marvels waiting for you to discover, dive into, and yes, most likely fall in love with, over and over again.
Canada | 2018 | 84 minutes | Don Millar
A documentary about Colombian Fernando Botero, possibly the world's most famous living painter.
Spain | 2018 | 105 minutes | Arantxa Echevarria
Stunning bride-to-be Carmen and ambitious street artist Lola find themselves in the throes of a secret first love, risking safety, status, and their own future within their highly conservative Roma community.
United Kingdom | 2019 | 75 minutes | Laura Otálora
World-famous Spanish chefs the Roca brothers (stars of previous SIFF hits Cooking Up a Tribute and The Turkish Way) expand their culinary horizons with this delicious travelogue about Scottish cuisine.
Argentina | 2018 | 126 minutes | Luis Ortega
Baby-faced robber Carlos Robledo Puch, aka “Blondie,” becomes Argentina’s most wanted, feared, and infamous outlaw.
Mexico | 1946 | 99 minutes | Emilio Fernandez
Two of Mexico’s biggest stars, María Félix and Pedro Armendáriz, clash in this epic 1946 romance.
Cuba | 1964 | 141 minutes | Mikhail Kalatozov
A newly restored pro-revolutionary Soviet cult classic about four Cubans suffering under Batista's dictatorship.
Mexico | 2019 | 94 minutes | Ruth Zachs Babani, Pablo Gasca Gollás
Profiles on restaurateur and TV host Monica Patiño and Chicago-based Michelin Star-earner Carlos Gaytán.
Brazil | 2019 | 155 minutes | Wagner Moura
A brutal biopic of Marxist activist Carlos Marighella (Seu Jorge, the Bowie-playing guitarist in The Life Aquatic).
Mexico | 2019 | 81 minutes | Luke Lorentzen
Hop in an ambulance with Mexico City’s Ochoa family, who run a private EMT service.
Dominican Republic | 2018 | 90 minutes | Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Preparations for biracial teen Miriam’s birthday get complicated when her online suitor turns out to be black.
Colombia | 2019 | 102 minutes | Alejandro Landes
Eight teenagers, in thrall to a mysterious guerrilla organization, eventually and brutally turn on each other.
France | 2019 | 72 minutes | Juan Antin
Two 10-year-olds set out to retrieve a sacred statue from an Incan overlord in this animated adventure.
Argentina | 2018 | 90 minutes | Daniel Rosenfeld
The archives of Astor Piazzolla enrich this look at his life as the master of the Argentine tango.
Brazil | 2018 | 71 minutes | Alexandre Moratto
A no-punches-pulled drama about a homeless, family-less teen struggling to get by in São Paulo's ghetto.
Guatemala | 2019 | 107 minutes | Jayro Bustamante
A just-out gay man faces brutal pressure to conform from his family in intensely Catholic Guatemala.
Costa Rica | 2019 | 94 minutes | Antonella Sudasassi Furniss
Isa’s surrealist imaginings suggest a suppressed revolt against the societal and domestic pressures placed on her.
Spain (Catalunya) | 2019 | 95 minutes | Carlos Marqués-Marcet
A couple grapples with an unexpected pregnancy that will change the dynamics of their relationship.
Cuba | 2018 | 92 minutes | Arturo Infante
Stuck in a rut, former schoolteacher and planetarium guide Celeste Garcia is chosen to begin a new life on the planet Gyrok.
Spain | 2018 | 98 minutes | Miguel Angel Lamata
A hapless young soccer team has to not only win a game but solve a mystery to avoid their team’s disbanding.
Mexico | 2018 | 93 minutes | Alejandra Marquez Abella
Sofia struggles to hold onto her status as the peso collapses, setting her adrift in a new reality in this sly satire.
Spain | 2018 | 121 minutes | Rodrigo Sorogoyen
When a corrupt politician is made a scapegoat by his fellow colleagues, he must avoid prison by playing the system.
Uruguay | 2019 | 80 minutes | Lucia Garibaldi
Not only are sharks menacing 14-year-old Rosina's Uruguayan beach town, unrequited romantic interest is menacing her.
Mexico | 2019 | 105 minutes | Hari Sama
Young friends in Mexico City in 1986 explore the city's sexually fluid New Wave subculture.
Spain | 2018 | 90 minutes | Jose Luis Lopez Linares
\The Spanish province of Jaen produces 20% of the world's olive oil—some say it's the best of all.
Brazil | 2019 | 93 minutes | Eliza Capai
A fast-paced, multifaceted documentary following three students through Brazilian student protests.