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Horizontes Latinos
2021. 69th Edition
Horizontes Latinos
Horizontes Latinos
Films
Films
Opening Night Film
Jesús López
Maximiliano Schonfeld
Argentina - France 
WIP Latam 2020
Jesús López, a young racing driver, dies in an accident, leaving the villagers deeply shaken. His cousin Abel, a rudderless teenager, is increasingly tempted to take his place. He moves in with Jesús' parents, wears his clothes, goes out with his friends and ex-girlfriend. At first, people accept the change and Abel warms to the role. But the resemblance to his cousin be...

Jesús López, a young racing driver, dies in an accident, leaving the villagers deeply shaken. His cousin Abel, a rudderless teenager, is increasingly tempted to take his place. He moves in with Jesús' parents, wears his clothes, goes out with his friends and ex-girlfriend. At first, people accept the change and Abel warms to the role. But the resemblance to his cousin becomes disturbing, to the point that he actually is Jesús López. A car race in memory of Jesús is organized in the village. Encouraged by his cousin’s spirit, Abel drives the dead man’s car. The outcome of the race will determine whether or not the transformation is permanent.

Closing Night Film
El empleado y el patrón / The Employer and the Employee
Manuel Nieto Zas
Uruguay - Argentina - Brazil - France 
WIP Latam 2020
The employer is a young man who seems to have everything, except for one pressing concern: his baby’s health. The employee is looking for a job to support his newborn child and doesn’t think twice when the boss decides to hire him to work on his land. Both meet their needs by helping one another. But one day there is an accident. The unexpected occurrence will strain the ti...

The employer is a young man who seems to have everything, except for one pressing concern: his baby’s health. The employee is looking for a job to support his newborn child and doesn’t think twice when the boss decides to hire him to work on his land. Both meet their needs by helping one another. But one day there is an accident. The unexpected occurrence will strain the ties between them, endangering the fate of the two families.

Amparo
Simón Mesa Soto
Colombia - Sweden - Germany - Qatar 
After a long night's shift, Amparo, a single mother of two, returns home to find her children are not there. She soon finds out that her son Elías has been drafted during an army raid and will be sent to the front in a notorious war zone near the border. His fate seems sealed. With only a day left until his departure, Amparo manages to contact a man who offers to alter Eli...

After a long night's shift, Amparo, a single mother of two, returns home to find her children are not there. She soon finds out that her son Elías has been drafted during an army raid and will be sent to the front in a notorious war zone near the border. His fate seems sealed. With only a day left until his departure, Amparo manages to contact a man who offers to alter Elias' files and get him out. With nothing much on her side, she embarks on a race against time to free her son in a society ruled by corruption.

Aurora
Paz Fábrega
Costa Rica - Mexico - Panama 
Films in Progress 37
Surrogacy and minimalist stories combine through the life of Luisa, a young architect, sometimes dancer, sometimes teacher. What is the relationship between motherhood, roving and desire? Aurora negotiates this question mapped in the intimate archipelago shaped by the lives of engaging women, in the centre of which is Yuliana, a teenager who hides her pregnancy of several month...

Surrogacy and minimalist stories combine through the life of Luisa, a young architect, sometimes dancer, sometimes teacher. What is the relationship between motherhood, roving and desire? Aurora negotiates this question mapped in the intimate archipelago shaped by the lives of engaging women, in the centre of which is Yuliana, a teenager who hides her pregnancy of several months from her mother with Luisa's complicity.      

Azor
Andreas Fontana
Switzerland - Argentina - France 
V Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum
Yvan De Wiel, a private banker from Geneva, travels to Argentina at the height of the dictatorship to replace his partner who has disappeared overnight amid very worrying rumours. In hushed lounges, swimming pools and gardens under surveillance, a remote duel takes place between two bankers who, despite using different methods, are the accomplices of a discreet and merciless fo...

Yvan De Wiel, a private banker from Geneva, travels to Argentina at the height of the dictatorship to replace his partner who has disappeared overnight amid very worrying rumours. In hushed lounges, swimming pools and gardens under surveillance, a remote duel takes place between two bankers who, despite using different methods, are the accomplices of a discreet and merciless form of colonisation.

La caja / The Box
Lorenzo Vigas
Mexico - USA 
Hatzin, a young teenager from Mexico City, travels to collect his father's remains, which have been found in a mass grave amidst the huge skies and empty landscape of Northern Mexico. But a casual encounter with a man who shares a physical resemblance with his father fills him with doubts and hope about his parent's true whereabouts.

Hatzin, a young teenager from Mexico City, travels to collect his father's remains, which have been found in a mass grave amidst the huge skies and empty landscape of Northern Mexico. But a casual encounter with a man who shares a physical resemblance with his father fills him with doubts and hope about his parent's true whereabouts.

Madalena
Madiano Marcheti
Brazil 
Films in Progress 36
Luziane, Cristiano, and Bianca have almost nothing in common, beside the fact that they all live in the same rural city surrounded by soy fields in western Brazil. While they don't know one another, each of them is affected by Madalena's disappearance. In different parts of the town, each in their own way, they react to her absence.

Luziane, Cristiano, and Bianca have almost nothing in common, beside the fact that they all live in the same rural city surrounded by soy fields in western Brazil. While they don't know one another, each of them is affected by Madalena's disappearance. In different parts of the town, each in their own way, they react to her absence.

Noche de fuego / Prayers for the Stolen
Tatiana Huezo
Mexico - Germany - Brazil - Qatar 
In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves o...

In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of those who have fled and dress up as women when no one is watching. In their own impenetrable universe, magic and joy abound; meanwhile, their mothers train them to flee from those who turn them into slaves or ghosts. But one day, one of the girls doesn't make it to her hideout in time.

Piedra Noche / Dusk Stone
Iván Fund
Argentina - Chile - Spain 
WIP Latam 2020
Sina makes her way to the coast to help her friend Greta with the sale of her summer house. Greta lost her only son less than a year ago in that sea and needs her help. As they pack everything up and get ready to hand over the key, Bruno, Greta’s husband, claims to have seen something that confirms the local rumours referring to sightings of a strange creature.

Sina makes her way to the coast to help her friend Greta with the sale of her summer house. Greta lost her only son less than a year ago in that sea and needs her help. As they pack everything up and get ready to hand over the key, Bruno, Greta’s husband, claims to have seen something that confirms the local rumours referring to sightings of a strange creature.

Una película de policías / A Cop Movie
Alonso Ruizpalacios
Mexico 
An experiment in documentary and narrative storytelling sheds light on one of Mexico's most controversial institutions, the police force, and the causes of the impunity that plagues the justice system.

An experiment in documentary and narrative storytelling sheds light on one of Mexico's most controversial institutions, the police force, and the causes of the impunity that plagues the justice system.

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