GEMS is the fall event of the Miami International Film Festival, and this year they have a bunch of great Latino films scheduled. Here's a couple:
El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent), Colombia
Ciro Guerra’s previous film, The Wind Journeys (2009), was an international hit and one of the 2010 Festival’s most popular films in Miami. For his new film, Guerra travels deep into the wilds of the Amazon jungle, and into the dangerous territory of the historical past. This is an epic and thrilling journey, capped with velvety, rich black & white cinematography, confirming Guerra’s status as one of Latin America’s most confident talents.
El Club, Chile
Director Pablo Larraín‘s follow-up to his global success and Oscar-nominated No is a tough, scathing and psychologically sobering indictment on the Catholic Church’s handling of moral failings within the institution.
Miami: Oct. 22 - 25. Full lineup and details here.