Chicago Latino Film Festival: 11 Caribbean films

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A post by Peter Jordens.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival is celebrating 30 years of bringing films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the USA to the city. The festival opened on April 3 and continues through April 17. The Chicago Latino Film Festival is the largest festival dedicated to Latin American cinema in the USA. This year it offers an assortment of over 130 shorts and feature-length films. They include the following 11 films from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Cuba:

Conducta / Behavior (Ernesto Daranas, 2014). See our previous post Film: Ernesto Daranas’ “Conducta”. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-GUDxUqv3E. Reviews: http://panamericanworld.com/en/article/film-conducta-revolutionizes-cuban-film-industry (in English), http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2014/02/21/1685827/pelicula-cubana-conducta-llena.html(in Spanish).

Melaza / Molasses (Carlos Lechuga, 2012). See our previous post Melaza (Cuban film). Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq-CkvpnUO4.

La película de Ana / Ana’s Movie (Daniel Díaz Torres, 2012). See our previous post La Película de Ana, a Look at Cuban Society.

Se vende / For Sale (Jorge Perrugoría, 2012). See our previous post Cuban Film: Jorge Perugorría’s “Se Vende”.

Esther en alguna parte / Esther Somewhere (Gerardo Chijona, 2013). Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIq-xE-K1A0.

Puerto Rico:

La espera desespera / Hopefull Hopeless (Coraly Santaliz, 2013).

Lo que le pasó a Santiago / What Happened to Santiago (Jacobo Morales, 1989).

Miedo a las Alturas / Acrophobia (Harold J. Leonard, 2013).

Por amor en el caserío / For Love in the caserio (Luis Enrique Rodríguez, 2013).

Mi Princesa / My Princess (Carlos Jiménez Flores, 2013).

Dominican Republic:

Al sur de la inocencia / To the South of Innocence (Héctor M. Valdez, 2013).

The official website of the Chicago Latino Film Festival is http://chicagolatinofilmfestival.org.

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