The 14th edition of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is pleased to announce its complete 2016 film selection.

More than 60 films will take part in the Festival, highlighting the important presence of Brazilian cinema, as they are our guest country of honour this year. We are also pleased to announce a new section called ¡Activismo!, made up of films that discuss political and social movements in Latin America. 

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OPENING NIGHT

I Promise You Anarchy (Te prometo anarquía) Dir: Julio Hernández Cordón Mexico

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CLOSING NIGHT

Don’t Call Me Son (Mãe só há uma) Dir: Anna Muylaert Brazil

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NEW DIRECTORS

Road to La Paz (Camino a La Paz) Dir: Francisco Varone Argentina

Hopefuls (Aspirantes) Dir: Ives Rosenfeld Brazil

Neon Bull (Boi neon) Dir: Gabriel Mascaro Brazil

Ixcanul Dir: Jayro Bustamante Guatemala

The Greatest House in the World (La casa más grande del mundo) Dir: Ana V. Bojórquez & Lucía Carreras Guatemala/Mexico

Violencia Dir: Jorge Forero Colombia

Ditches (Zanjas) Dir: Francisco Joaquín Paparella Argentina

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INTERNATIONAL HITS 

Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) Dir: Ciro Guerra Colombia

El Club Dir: Pablo Larraín Chile

Desierto All the screenings of Desierto have been cancelled. Dir: Jonás Cuarón Mexico

The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) Dir: Patricio Guzmán Chile

Liveforever (¡Qué viva la música!) Dir: Carlos Moreno Colombia

Much Ado About Nothing (Aquí no ha pasado nada) Dir: Alejandro Fernández Almendras Chile

Magallanes Dir: Salvador del Solar Peru

Truman Dir: Cesc Gay Argentina/Spain

Viva Dir: Paddy Breathnach Cuba/Ireland

A Monster with a Thousand Heads (Un monstruo de mil cabezas) Dir: Rodrigo Plá Mexico

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¡ACTIVISMO!

Time Suspended (Tiempo suspendido)  Dir: Natalia Bruschtein Mexico/Argentina

Pepe Mujica: Lessons from the Flowerbed Dir: Heidi Specogna Uruguay/Germany

A Day in Ayotzinapa 43 (Un día en Ayotzinapa 43) Dir: Rafael Rangel Mexico

The Hyperwomen (As hiper mulheres) Dir: Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette & Takumã Kuikuro

 

RETROSPECTIVE: ANNA MUYLAERT 

The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is thrilled to present a retrospective on the work of Anna Muylaert, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed film directors.

Don’t Call Me Son (Mãe só há uma)

The Second Mother (Que horas ela volta?)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (É proibido fumar)

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While my guitar gently weeps (E além de tudo me deixou mudo o violão)

The Origin of Babies (A origem dos bebês segundo Kiki Cavalcanti)

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GLAUBER ROCHA: A GENERATION OF WILD DREAMS

Black God, White Devil (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol) Dir: Glauber Rocha 1964

Enchanted Earth (Terra em transe) Dir: Glauber Rocha 1967

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SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION Program 1 Program 2

Bestboy (Reflectorista) Dir: David Nazareno Argentina

Mila Dir: Oscar Enríquez Mexico

Frank the Indomitable (Frank el indomable) Dir: Andrés Eichelmann Kaiser Mexico

Day of ashes (Día de la ceniza) Dir: Daniel Romero Ecuador

Absent (Ausente) Dir: Joaquín Baus Chile

Seeing you again (Volverte a ver) Dir: Abraham Escobedo Salas Mexico

So as not to forget (Para não esquecer) Dir: Rafael de Almeida Brazil

Bulletproof (A prueba de balas) Dir: Hector Bustamante Mexico

New Moon (Lua nova) Dir: Andrea Prado Brazil

Fantastic Dir: Tomas Sposato Argentina

Normal Dir: Vadim Lasca Venezuela

Amphibian (Anfibio) Dir: Héctor Silva Núñez Venezuela

Atotô Dir: Bruno Laet Brazil

Come back (Volver) Dir: Iván Luna Colombia

Fire-water (It Yagutp) Dir: Tomás Faiman Argentina

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CANADA LOOKS SOUTH 

He Hated Pigeons (with live score by Morning Show) Dir: Ingrid Veninger

Our Forest Moon (Nuestro Monte Luna) Dir: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa

Malecon 51 Dir: Jean-Guillaume Caplain & Francis Delfour

Abyss (Abismo) Dir: Pablo Diconca

Acá Nada / Acá Elsewhere Dir: Sarah Shamash

The DNA of Ceviche Dir: Orlando Arriagada

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park  Dir: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

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INDIGENOUS SHORTS - Canada

Assini Dir: Gail Maurice

The Black Case (La mallette noire) Dir: Caroline Monnet & Daniel Watchorn

Clouds of Autumn Dir: Trevor Mack & Matthew Taylor Blais

Mia' Dir: Amanda Strong & Bracken Hanuse Corlett

Pearl Elisa Moar & Meky Ottawa

Without Words Jules Koostachin

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INDIGENOUS SHORTS - Brazil 

Kene Yuxi, as voltas do Kene Dir: Zezinho Yube

Mbya Mirim Dir: Patrícia Ferreira & Ariel Duarte Ortega

The Hyperwomen (As hiper mulheres) Dir: Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette & Takumã Kuikuro