The full program will be announced in the coming weeks, but in the meantime here is a taste of what’s to come…
OPERATION E (Operación E)
Directed by Miguel Courtois Paternina
Based on the true story of Operation Emmanuel: the hostage negotiations that led to the release of Colombian politician Clara Rojas and her son Emmanuel, who was born into captivity.
“Spanish star Luis Tosar shines ... striking a fine balance between ruse and innocence, fear and courage, powerlessness and adaptability.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
THE BODY (El cuerpo)
Directed by Oriol Paulo
With festival favourites Belén Rueda (The Orphanage), Hugo Silva (The Opposite of Love), and José Coronado (No Rest for the Wicked), and from the producers of the hugely popular and award winning horror, The Orphanage, The Body is a thriller in the grand tradition of Hitchcock, set to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and guessing until its final, breathtaking moments.
THE SUMMER SIDE (Del lado del verano)
Directed by Antonia San Juan
Directed by and starring Antonia San Juan (who starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother), this eccentric and lively gem from the Canary Islands centres on the trials and tribulations of a wonderfully dysfunctional family. Following the death of their patriarch, they navigate the choppy waters of family feuds, love, betrayal, friendship and burgeoning sexuality.
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD (Infancia clandestina)
Directed by Benjamín Ávila
Benjamín Ávila’s multi-award winning debut is drawn from his own experiences as a young boy in the politically oppressed South America of the 1970s. After years in exile with his family, 12 year old Juan returns to Argentina in 1979 to live under an assumed alias, as his revolutionary parents conspire to overthrow the ruling military dictatorship.
DARK HEAVEN (Cielo oscuro)
Directed by Joel Calero
Set in Lima, Peru, Dark Heaven charts the intense and unpredictable romance between Toño (Lucho Cáceres), a middle-aged tailor who is separated from his wife, and Natalia (Sofia Humala), a young drama student who commissions him to make costumes for her graduation play.
DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH ME (No te enamores de mi)
Directed by Federico Finkielstain
Three intersecting stories deftly explore the relationships of a new generation of young, attractive Argentinian adults seeking to live a more impulsive way of life. As they deal with their own internal crises, and those of their partner, the same conflict arises: the impossibility of true love.