AFI Fest features several Latin films this year.
AUGUST WINDS (Ventos de Agosto) Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil
Gabriel Mascaro’s narrative film debut quietly observes the young inhabitants of a small coastal village in Brazil.
Friday, November 7, 3:30pm; Saturday, November 8, 1pm
THE ABSENT (Los Ausentes) Nicolás Pereda, Mexico
One of the notable voices of New Mexican Cinema, director Nicolás Pereda returns to the festival with this moody modern parable about existence.
Friday, November 7, 9:30pm; Wednesday, November 12, 1:30pm
JAUJA Lisandro Alonso, Argentina/Mexico/USA
A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.
Saturday, November 8, 4pm; Wednesday November 12, 9pm
GÜEROS Alonso Ruizpalacios, Mexico
After pushing his mother to her limit with a prank involving a water balloon and a baby stroller, teenage Tomás is sent to live with big brother Sombra and his roommate Santos, who are up to their own shenanigans while studying at the local university.
Saturday, November 8, 6:30pm; Sunday, November 9, 12:30pm
WILD TALES (Relatos Salvajes) Damián Szifrón, Argentina/Spain
A sane person may think that when confronted with a difficult situation that tests patience and values, she or he will act rationally. But, when push comes to shove, one may very well end up like the rabid, violent and hilariously crazed characters pushed to deranged savagery in Damián Szifron’s delightfully subversive Wild Tales.
Saturday, November 8, 8:30pm; Monday, November 10, 12:15pm
MANOS SUCIAS Josef Kubota Wladyka, Colombia/USA
For young men in Buenaventura, Colombia – a dangerous area policed by paramilitaries and poisoned by the drug trade – the prospect of a better life requires getting out of Buenaventura. And getting out means getting your hands dirty.
Sunday, November 9, 7pm; Tuesday, November 11, 4:15pm
Los Angeles: Nov. 6 - 13. Full details on the AFI Fest website.