New York's annual spring celebration of films from across Latin America returns for the 16th year. Launching with a free night at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on March 27, the festival's main program begins April 9 and will present contemporary as well as classic films, including a tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
BOCCACCERIAS HABANERAS (BOCCACCIO IN HAVANA)
Boccaccerias Habaneras (Boccaccio in Havana) intertwines three stories through a main thread: a writer’s room where people go to share anecdotes hoping to make some money and become characters of a novel or a movie. An urban Boccaccio, a Havana Decameron; the film exudes sensuality, irreverence and hidden passions.
A Estrada 47 (Road 47)
Based on real events about Brazil’s involvement in World War II, this film recreates an unusual meeting between deserters from three different nationalities (Brazil, Germany, and Italy) during the war.