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Horizontes Latinos
2009. 57th Edition
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Horizontes Latinos
Horizontes Latinos
Sin nombre / Izenik gabe
Cary Joji Fukunaga
USA-Mexico 
Sayra is a teenager living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future. A reunion with her long-estranged father gives Sayra her only real option: emigrating with her father and her uncle into Mexico and from there to the United States. Meanwhile, Casper, known as Willy, a teenager living in Tapachula, Mexico, is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang led by Lil? Mago. He ha...
Sayra is a teenager living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future. A reunion with her long-estranged father gives Sayra her only real option: emigrating with her father and her uncle into Mexico and from there to the United States. Meanwhile, Casper, known as Willy, a teenager living in Tapachula, Mexico, is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang led by Lil? Mago. He has just brought to the Mara a new recruit, 12-year-old Smiley, who undergoes a rough initiation. Sayra and her relatives succeed in crossing the border and manage to climb on top of a States-bound freight train in Tapachula. Lil? Mago, Casper and Smiley get on the same train to rob emigrants.
El árbol / Zuhaitza
Carlos Serrano Azcona
Spain-Mexico 
Santiago leaves his family. The judge has instructed him not to approach his wife and children. Because of this and of his lifestyle, he?s ?obliged? to work in a friend?s bar. He gets the sack. At his lowest ebb, wandering the streets of Madrid, he?s forced to take a close look at his situation and the need to change or die.
Santiago leaves his family. The judge has instructed him not to approach his wife and children. Because of this and of his lifestyle, he?s ?obliged? to work in a friend?s bar. He gets the sack. At his lowest ebb, wandering the streets of Madrid, he?s forced to take a close look at his situation and the need to change or die.
Contracorriente / Korrontearen aurka
Javier Fuentes-León
Peru-Colombia-France-Germany 
Miguel, a village fisherman, married and about to become a father, has a secret romance with an artist and outsider, Santiago. Miguel is faced with a tremendous dilemma when Santiago drowns suddenly, coming back from the dead to ask him to find his body in the sea and bury it according to the village rituals so that his soul can rest in peace. To fulfil Santiago?s wishes would ...
Miguel, a village fisherman, married and about to become a father, has a secret romance with an artist and outsider, Santiago. Miguel is faced with a tremendous dilemma when Santiago drowns suddenly, coming back from the dead to ask him to find his body in the sea and bury it according to the village rituals so that his soul can rest in peace. To fulfil Santiago?s wishes would mean revealing his affair, ruining his marriage and his reputation. But failing to do so would sentence him to eternal limbo.
Daniel y Ana / Daniel eta Ana
Michel Franco
Mexico-Spain 
Daniel and Ana are siblings and good friends. They are both going through pivotal moments in their lives and lend one another mutual support. She is about to get married while he is smack bang in the middle of adolescence, growing up and shaping his identity. A dramatic event forces them to confront their desires and fears. Nothing will ever be the same again for brother and si...
Daniel and Ana are siblings and good friends. They are both going through pivotal moments in their lives and lend one another mutual support. She is about to get married while he is smack bang in the middle of adolescence, growing up and shaping his identity. A dramatic event forces them to confront their desires and fears. Nothing will ever be the same again for brother and sister. Their fraternal relationship, the wedding preparations and the way the family functions will all be threatened by Daniel and Ana?s secret.
Francia
Israel Adrián Caetano
Argentina 
Mariana doesn?t like her name and starts calling herself Gloria. Her parents separated before she was a year old and today, like many estranged couples, they are brought back together under the same roof by the inability to find a decent job. Cristina, her mother, rents part of the house to her ex-husband for a bit of extra money. Francia tells the tale of those people who neve...
Mariana doesn?t like her name and starts calling herself Gloria. Her parents separated before she was a year old and today, like many estranged couples, they are brought back together under the same roof by the inability to find a decent job. Cristina, her mother, rents part of the house to her ex-husband for a bit of extra money. Francia tells the tale of those people who never travel far from home, where they take refuge, good or bad, from the big ugly outside world. Meanwhile, Mariana puts on her headphones when she hears her parents fighting. Those fights she didn?t hear because she was just a baby and which now serve as an outlet for the destitute.
Gigante / Erraldoia
Adrián Biniez
Uruguay 
Jara, 35, is a shy and lonely security guard at a supermarket in Montevideo. He?s in charge of monitoring the surveillance cameras. Since he works the night shift, there's not much to do, and he spends most of the time doing what he does at home: watching videos, filling out crosswords, and listening to music. But things change when Jara accidentally discovers Julia, a cleaning...
Jara, 35, is a shy and lonely security guard at a supermarket in Montevideo. He?s in charge of monitoring the surveillance cameras. Since he works the night shift, there's not much to do, and he spends most of the time doing what he does at home: watching videos, filling out crosswords, and listening to music. But things change when Jara accidentally discovers Julia, a cleaning woman aged 25. Although at first Jara simply watches her through the cameras, he soon starts following her after work when she goes to the cinema, to the beach or even on a date with another man. One day, rumour spreads of an upcoming cutback on personnel. When Julia gets fired, Jara finds himself at a crossroads; he has to decide whether to give up his obsession or confront it.
Huacho
Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Chile-France-Germany 
On a long day at the end of the summer, four members of a southern Chilean peasant family struggle to adapt to the changing world in which they live, a world where a video game or a new dress can be as precious as a litre of milk or a glass of wine. A new, global world where boundaries between tradition and modernity are fading and values are quickly changing.
On a long day at the end of the summer, four members of a southern Chilean peasant family struggle to adapt to the changing world in which they live, a world where a video game or a new dress can be as precious as a litre of milk or a glass of wine. A new, global world where boundaries between tradition and modernity are fading and values are quickly changing.
Ilusiones ópticas / Ilusio optikoak
Cristián Jiménez
Chile-Portugal-France 
It's winter in Valdivia. A mall guard falls in love with an elegant thief. A hard-working employee is trained by his company for unemployment. A blind skier recovers his sight and is terrorized by the world he finally sees. The winter advances. Everything feels unreal: optical illusions.
It's winter in Valdivia. A mall guard falls in love with an elegant thief. A hard-working employee is trained by his company for unemployment. A blind skier recovers his sight and is terrorized by the world he finally sees. The winter advances. Everything feels unreal: optical illusions.
La invención de la carne / Haragiaren asmakizuna
Santiago Loza
Argentina 
To make a living, a woman lends her body to medical students for practice. One of the youngsters becomes obsessed with her. He follows her, searches for her. They meet. They discover one another. Together they set out on a long voyage to an unknown place. The Invention of Flesh is the description of the strange relationship between these characters. Far-off places. Minimal soun...
To make a living, a woman lends her body to medical students for practice. One of the youngsters becomes obsessed with her. He follows her, searches for her. They meet. They discover one another. Together they set out on a long voyage to an unknown place. The Invention of Flesh is the description of the strange relationship between these characters. Far-off places. Minimal sounds, gestures, mystery. A road emerging on the limits. The journeys and their fatigue.
Marea de arena / Hondar marea
Gustavo Montiel Pagés
Mexico-Argentina 
Juan, an obsessive photographer, lives in isolation from the world and has kept his former wife and their son away from everyone in the endless space of Argentinean Patagonia. His paternal role is threatened when Mar, whom he has thrown out of the house because he suspects she has been unfaithful, wants to leave and take their young son, Martin, with her. Now his obsession is b...
Juan, an obsessive photographer, lives in isolation from the world and has kept his former wife and their son away from everyone in the endless space of Argentinean Patagonia. His paternal role is threatened when Mar, whom he has thrown out of the house because he suspects she has been unfaithful, wants to leave and take their young son, Martin, with her. Now his obsession is becoming an illness with criminal overtones.
Perpetuum mobile
Nicolás Pereda
Mexico-Canada 
Gabino, a youngster who drives a removal van in Mexico City, lives, albeit set around a distant relationship, with his mother, Teresa. She wishes Gabino was like Miguel, the elder son who never visits them. When Teresa?s mother dies alone in her house, it?s not until two weeks later that she and Gabino find the body and bury it without telling anyone.
Gabino, a youngster who drives a removal van in Mexico City, lives, albeit set around a distant relationship, with his mother, Teresa. She wishes Gabino was like Miguel, the elder son who never visits them. When Teresa?s mother dies alone in her house, it?s not until two weeks later that she and Gabino find the body and bury it without telling anyone.
El último verano de La Boyita / Azken uda La Boyitan
Julia Solomonoff
Argentina-Spain-France 
La Boyita is a motorhome with the magical ability to float, a sort of domestic amphibian, a refuge for Jorgelina as she enters the age of adolescence. Going on holiday to the countryside with her father, Jorgelina meets Mario, a boy who raises doubts in her that she?s unsure how to deal with.
La Boyita is a motorhome with the magical ability to float, a sort of domestic amphibian, a refuge for Jorgelina as she enters the age of adolescence. Going on holiday to the countryside with her father, Jorgelina meets Mario, a boy who raises doubts in her that she?s unsure how to deal with.
Los viajes del viento / Haizearen bidaiak
Ciro Guerra
Colombia-Argentina-Germany-Holland 
Ignacio Carrillo, a wandering minstrel who has spent years travelling to villages and regions singing with his accordion, decides to make a last trip through the northern region of Colombia to return the instrument to his old teacher with the intention of never playing again. On the way, he meets Fermín, a youngster whose dream in life is to follow in his footsteps and be like...
Ignacio Carrillo, a wandering minstrel who has spent years travelling to villages and regions singing with his accordion, decides to make a last trip through the northern region of Colombia to return the instrument to his old teacher with the intention of never playing again. On the way, he meets Fermín, a youngster whose dream in life is to follow in his footsteps and be like him. Tired of being alone, Ignacio accepts his company and they set out on the road from Majagual (Sucre) to Taroa, beyond La Guajira Desert, discovering the enormous diversity of the Caribbean culture and coming across all sorts of adventures and encounters. Ignacio tries to show Fermín a path other than his own, which has brought him so much loneliness and sadness, but to succeed he?ll have to face the call of the destiny that has different fates mapped out for himself and his pupil.
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