Chicago International Film Festival


The fiftieth anniversary of the Chicago International Film Festival includes 19 Latino films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia,Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain, and Uruguay.

Remezcla picked out their favorites here.

Other highlights include:

Praia do Futuro (Futuro Beach), Brazil/Germany
When Brazilian lifeguard Donato fails to rescue a drowning swimmer, he acquaints himself with the victim’s friend, an ex-soldier. Grief and comfort soon evolve into a love affair—one complicated years later by the reemergence of a figure from Donato’s past. Unfolding atop the hot sands of Brazilian beaches and amongst the chilly vistas of Germany, this kinetic, stylish film charts the heady ecstasy and engulfing despair of a romance in flux.

Mr. Kaplan, Uruguay/Spain/Germany
After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his life. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he’s found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance.

Chicago: Oct. 9  - 23. Full line up and details here.