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The Last Circus The Last Circus
The Last Circus and Bonsái: A Story Of Love, Books And Plants
Bad Intentions (Las malas intenciones) (Country: Peru; Year: 2011; Director: Rosario Garcia-Montero; Writer: Rosario Garcia-Montero; Stars: Fatima Buntinx, Katerina D'Onofrio, Melchor Gorrochátegui, Kani Hart, Jean-Paul Strauss, Paul Vega), Official Site
A young girl, who feels neglected, retreats into a fantasy world.
Bonsái: A Story Of Love, Books And Plants (Bonsái) (Year: 2011; Director: Cristián Jiménez; Writer: Cristián Jiménez, Alejandro Zambra; Stars: Gabriela Arancibia, Cristóbal Briceño, Julio Carrasco, Nathalia Galgani, Trinidad González, Ingrid Isensee, Paola Lattus, Hugo Medina, Diego Noguera, Alicia Rodríguez, Andrés Waas)
Tragic-comic love story between two youngsters amid books, literary quotes, coming-togethers and fall-outs.
Brother (Hermano) (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2010; Director: Marcel Rasquin; Writer: Rohan Jones, Marcel Rasquin; Stars: Eliú Armas, Beto Benites, Gonzalo Cubero, Marcela Girón, Fernando Moreno, Gabriel Rojas, Alí Rondon), Official Site
Two brothers try to escape the crime-ridden slums by trying out for a national football team.
Cousins (Primos) (Year: 2011; Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Writer: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Inma Cuesta, Raúl Arévalo, Antonio de la Torre, Adrián Lastra, Clara Lago, Núria Gago, Alicia Rubio, Marcos Ruiz), Official Site
This film from Daniel Sánchez Arévalo, his 13th, brings us a tale of reunion between three old friends who return to the place where they’d spend their summers as kids.
Even The Rain (También la lluvia) (Country: Spain, Bolivia, Mexico, France; Year: 2010; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Luis Tosar, Gael García Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Karra Elejalde, Raúl Arévalo, Carlos Santos, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Milena Soliz, Leónidas Chiri, Ezequiel Diaz, Pau Cólera, Vicente Romero, Antonio Mora, Daniel Currás, Glenda Rodriguez), Official Site
A movie crew shooting a film about Columbus find themselves caught up in modern-day protests.
Brother Brother
Brother and Even The Rain
El premio (Country: Mexico, France, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Paula Markovitch; Writer: Paula Markovitch; Stars: Laura Agorreca, Paula Galinelli Hertzog, Sharon Herrera, Viviana Suraniti, Uriel Iasillo), Official Site
Fearing the oppressive government forces in 1970s Argentina, seven-year-old Ceci and her mother move to a town where no one knows them. There, Ceci finds herself facing family secrets.
The Invisible Eye (La Mirada Invisible) (Country: Argentina, Spain, France; Year: 2010; Director: Diego Lerman; Writer: Diego Lerman, María Meira; Stars: Julieta Zylberberg, Osmar Núñez, Marta Lubos, Gaby Ferrero)
A teacher spies on the boys' toilets, trying to catch them secretly smoking, and finds herself developing a voyeuristic habit.
Juan Of The Dead (Juan de los Muertos) (Country: Cuba; Year: 2011; Director: Alejandro Brugués; Writer: Alejandro Brugués; Stars: Blanca Rosa Blanco, Elsa Camp, Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Antonio Dechent, Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría, Susana Pous, Eliecer Ramírez, Jazz Vilá), Official Site
Zombie comedy horror, centring on a 40-year-old slacker.
The Last Circus (Balada Triste De Trompeta) (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2010; Director: Álex de la Iglesia; Writer: Álex de la Iglesia; Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang)
Two clowns become embroiled in a tug of war for the heart of an acrobat.
Open 24h (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Carles Torras; Writer: Carles Torras; Stars: José María Blanco, Alice Bocchi, Xesc Cabot, Amadís de Murga, Ann Marie How, Rubén Jiménez Sanz, Fina Rius, Judit Uriach, Pedro Veitia, Ana García Vives)
A scrapyard night-shift worker faces the gradual onset of despair.
Wrinkles Wrinkles
Wrinkles and The Invisible Eye
Paper Birds (Pájaros de papel) (Country: Spain; Year: 2010; Director: Emilio Aragón; Writer: Emilio Aragón, Fernando Castets; Stars: Lluís Homar, Fernando Cayo, Diego Martín, Imanol Arias, Roger Príncep, Carmen Machi, Cristina Marcos, Luis Varela, José Ángel Egido, Javier Coll, Emilio Aragón 'Miliki', Lola Baldrich, Asunción Balaguer, Pedro Civera, Francisco Merino), Official Site
The lives of a vaudeville troupe facing hard times after the Spanish Civil War
Pequeñas voces (Country: Colombia,; Year: 2010; Director: Jairo Eduardo Carrillo, Oscar Andrade; Writer: Eduardo Carrillo), Official Site
Animated documentary based on interviews with children displaced by the violence in rural Colombia.
Rooftops (Terrados) (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Demian Sabini; Writer: Demian Sabini; Stars: Jéssica Alonso, Óscar Aragonés, Anna Bertran, José María Blanco, Carolina Cabrerizo, Jesús Comaposada, Carol Groot, Alain Hernández, Alex Molero, Pablo Molinero, Magda Puig, Carla Pérez, David Resplandí, Jesús Rodríguez, Demian Sabini)
The story of a group of unemployed thirty-somethings who spend their days loafing on the rooftops.
Wrinkles (Arrugas) (Country: Spain; Year: 2011; Director: Ignacio Ferreras; Writer: Ángel de la Cruz, Ignacio Ferreras; Stars: Tacho González, Álvaro Guevara, Mabel Rivera)
An Alzheimer's sufferer finds a new place in the world after entering an old folk's home.
Zero Hour (La hora cero) (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2010; Director: Diego Velasco; Writer: Diego Velasco, Carolina Paiz; Stars: Zapata 666, Amanda Key, Erich Wildpret, Laureano Olivares, Marisa Román, Albi De Abreu, Alejandro Furth, Steve Wilcox, Rolando Padilla, Ana María Simón, Beatriz Vásquez, Rafael Carrillo, Antonio Cuevas, Anthony Rivero El Gringo, Haydee Faverola), Official Site
Thriller sees the patients and staff of a hospital held hostage.
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