Dallas International Film Festival


This year's DIFF includes a Latino Showcase with films from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Here's a couple highlights:

Te promoteo anarquía (I Promise You Anarchy), Mexico 2015
I Promise You Anarchy follows two teenage lovers in Mexico City as they become embroiled in the city’s illegal, narco-run blood trade. Newcomers Diego Calva Hernández and Eduardo Eliseo Martínez, non-actors discovered on Facebook, give outstandingly honest and committed performances as Miguel and Johnny. They skate with their friends through the chaotic neighborhoods of Mexico City, revel in their blissful sexuality, and make a bit of cash in the illegal blood trade. A contact connects them with narcos—drug traffickers who need black-market blood, since they cannot go to hospitals—and it seems like a perfect way to make a lot of money. But soon Miguel and Johnny are in over their heads, their eyes opened too late to the truly disturbing underground network of clinics servicing victims of the drug wars.

Magallanes, Peru
Magallanes sees his humdrum life turn upside down the day Celina, a women he met in the violent years when he was a soldier with the Peruvian Army, jumps into his taxi in a Lima street. This unexpected re-encounter after 25 years with the dark past that unites them prompts Magallanes to embark on a daring plan, to help Celina get money and find his own redemption.

Dallas: April 14 - 24. Full lineup and details here.