San Francisco International Film Festival


SFIFF has Latin American films in both its feature and shorts programs. Here's a couple highlights; check out their website for more!

Sopladora de hojas (Leaf Blower), Mexico
Lost house keys prompt a hunt through massive piles of leaves in first-time writer/director Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal’s funny and appealing celebration of male teenage friendship. Unfolding over the course of a single afternoon and featuring a talented ensemble of newcomers, this charming, easygoing comedy-drama weaves a complex and unexpected story around a small, everyday incident.

Desde Alla (From Afar), Venezuela/Mexico
When a middle-aged single man, who cruises his Caracas neighborhood for rough trade, takes a tough young boy into his home, a gritty exploration ensues as these two angry men negotiate a relationship that resides somewhere between lover and friend and a paternal father/son dynamic. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Lorenzo Vigas’s debut feature is a tour-de-force exploration of a relationship’s darker side.

San Francisco: April 21 - May 5. Full lineup and details here.

April 18
Umbrella House
April 22
CineArte