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Bad Hair

Pelo malo

Junior is nine years old and has stubbornly curly hair. He wants to have it straightened for his yearbook picture, like a fashionable pop singer with long, ironed hair. This puts him at odds with his mother Marta, a young, unemployed widow. Already overwhelmed by what it takes to survive in the chaotic city of Caracas, Marta finds it increasingly difficult to tolerate Junior’s fixation with his looks. The more Junior tries to look sharp and make his mother love him, the more she rejects him, until he is cornered, face to face with a painful decision.

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Between Night and Day

Entre la noche y el dia

A deeply sensitive tale of a middle-aged autistic man named Francisco, who must live with his brother’s family because he is deemed unable to fend for himself. There he lives a solitary life, ignored and locked up. His only moments of freedom are his visits to the park where one day he finds a lost baby animal and secretly brings it home to look after it. However, its discovery will unleash a chain of events that will have Francisco struggling to regain the tiniest control over his destiny.

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Building Royale

Edificio Royal

Conscience, collaboration and respect. These are the three words meant to define life in the Building Royale, but it has certainly seen better days. Its proprietor, Zoila, a kind of tropical Miss Havisham and ex-Queen of the Barranquilla Carnival, attends to the lives of her tenants based on the advice of her Tarot cards, while the cockroaches run under the rug. The tenants themselves go about their daily lives convinced that they live in a most respectable building.

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Chamaco

Chamaco is a tense, urban drama adapted from a play by Abel González Melo, which reveals the troubled underbelly of Cuban society. “It’s not a movie that pleases viewers the way US films do,” says Cremata. “It’s bitter, hard, without any sugar-coating, a tough movie to swallow. It speaks of the dark side of human nature.” The plot revolves around the death of a young man in Havana’s Central Park. Using dimly lit shots that accentuate the atmosphere, Cremata investigates a disturbing world of male prostitution and police corruption.

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Chocó

Chocó is 27 years old; she has two children, a tiny hut on the edge of a Colombian village, an underpaid job in a gold mine, a second job laundering clothes, and a marimba-playing husband who gambles away their money and forces himself onto her at night when he’s had too much to drink. Nonetheless, Chocó is a fighter and she is determined to make a better life for her family. As her daughter’s seventh birthday approaches, Chocó promises to buy her a cake. However, fulfilling that promise proves to be much more difficult than expected.

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Chocó

Chocó is 27 years old; she has two children, a tiny hut on the edge of a Colombian village, an underpaid job in a gold mine, a second job laundering clothes, and a marimba-playing husband who gambles away their money and forces himself onto her at night when he’s had too much to drink. Nonetheless, Chocó is a fighter and she is determined to make a better life for her family. As her daughter’s seventh birthday approaches, Chocó promises to buy her a cake. However, fulfilling that promise proves to be much more difficult than expected.

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Ciclo

Pachuca, 1956. Brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martínez leave their hometown in central Mexico with the desire to cross the continent on bicycles. Eighty-two days and 5,600 km later, they arrive in Toronto, not knowing that this journey will change the entire route of their lives. Ever since director Andrea Martínez Crowther can remember, stories of her father and uncle’s trip have formed part of her family’s folklore.

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Ciclo

Pachuca, 1956. Brothers Arturo and Gustavo Martínez leave their hometown in central Mexico with the desire to cross the continent on bicycles. Eighty-two days and 5,600 km later, they arrive in Toronto, not knowing that this journey will change the entire route of their lives. Ever since director Andrea Martínez Crowther can remember, stories of her father and uncle’s trip have formed part of her family’s folklore. Over half a century later, Arturo and Gustavo - now in their 70s - retrace that epic path, in an exploration of memory, the cycles of life and the unavoidable passage of time.

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Civilization

Civilización

In 1965, the Argentine conceptual artist León Ferrari created a figure of Jesus Christ crucified on the wings of a US fighter jet, entitled “Western Christian Civilization,” as a symbolic protest against the Vietnam War. The piece marked a turning point in the Argentine art scene, and Ferrari’s work became associated with a radical criticism of certain Western ideologies.

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