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Km 72
Director/Writer – Samuel Henriquez
Venezuela/ 2015 / 97 min/ Fiction/Thriller/Action

The millionaire Diego Verastegui has been murdered at his house, and somebody has taken a valuable briefcase from the safe-deposit box. Dimas - Verastegui’s bodyguard - comes back to the house and finds three suspects: Carlos, the millionaire’s son, Anna Karina, a sweet girl, and Andres, a bohemian magician. They retell the scenes of the murder from contradictory points of view, each claiming a different version of who committed the crime.
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Dimas Luzardo, escolta del empresario Diego Verastegui, encuentra a su jefe muerto al regresar a su quinta y la caja fuerte abierta donde había un misterioso maletín. Tres sospechosos están en la escena del crimen: Carlos, el hijo de Diego, Andrés, un prestidigitador, y Anna Karina, una atractiva chica. Dimas los amarra en el sótano y los interroga para saber quién mató a su jefe. Cada uno de los sospechosos cuenta una versión diferente y a veces contradictoria de los hechos ocurridos esa noche.

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Perros Dogs
Director – Harold Trompetero / Writers – Jeiver Pinto, Harold Trompetero, Gerardo Pinzón
Colombia/Argentina/ 2016 / 83 min/ Drama

Misael is imprisoned for a crime of passion. During his confinement, he is abused and humiliated by guards and other prisoners, in addition to being blamed and forgotten by his loved ones. Misael, lonely and abandoned, finds affection and tenderness in Sarna, the dog of the prison.
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Misael termina en la cárcel de su pueblo por un crimen pasional. Durante su encierro, es abusado y humillado por los guardias y reos también culpado y olvidado por sus seres queridos. Misael, en su soledad y abandono, encuentra cariño y ternura en Sarna, la perra del penitenciario.
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Magallanes
Director/Writer – Salvador del Solar
Peru/Argentina/Spain/ 2015 / 109 min/ Drama/Thriller

Magallanes reveals the atrocities of war and its aftereffects. The drama and thriller follows the story of Magallanes (Damián Alcázar), a taxi driver and former army soldier. He also serves as a chauffeur for a retired colonel (Federico Luppi), who was his commander during the struggle against subversion in Ayacucho. A dark secret begins to emerge when Celina (Magaly Solier), takes a ride in Magallanes’ cab. The film is del Solar’s first feature and, among other accolades, was nominated for Best Latin American Film for the 2016 Goya Awards, Spain’s most prestigious annual film awards.
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Una tarde, recorriendo las calles de Lima, el taxista Harvey Magallanes recoge a una pasajera, a la que reconoce: es Celina, una mujer a la que conoció hacía más de 20 años en Ayacucho, cuando era soldado del Ejército del Perú y luchaba contra los militantes de Sendero Luminoso. En su búsqueda personal de redención, Magallanes tratará de ayudar económicamente a Celina, que trabaja ahora en una peluquería en Villa Maria del Triunfo. Pero ella no estará dispuesta a aceptar esa ayuda, debido a un secreto del pasado que los enfrenta.

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La Gunguna
Director – Ernesto Alemany / Writer – Miguel Yarull
Dominican Republic/ 2015 / 90 min/ Dark Comedy

A tale of a small .22 caliber gun with a heavy history behind it, “La Gunguna” tours the caribbean underground leaving a trace of bad luck and unfortunate events, marked with tones of black humor. A parade of bizarre characters – low lifers, loan sharks, gun traffickers, professional pool and domino players, corrupted military men – moved by vengeance and deception, weaved together in episodes of tension, violence, even reflexion, in an ironic and picturesque society where “La Gunguna” becomes a bad omen, showing how curses are sometimes disguised under a shiny coat of gold.
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Una diminuta pistola calibre .22 con una pesada historia detrás, La Gunguna se pasea por el bajo mundo caribeño como un personaje más, dejando a su paso una estela de mala suerte y episodios desgraciados, marcados por tonos de humor negro. Un desfile de personajes bizarros y pintorescos – prestamistas de poca monta, traficantes de armas, jugadores profesionales de billar y dominó, militares corrompidos – motivados unos por la venganza y otros por el engaño, se entrelazan en episodios de tensión, violencia e incluso reflexión, en medio de una sociedad caricaturesca e irónica donde ‘La Gunguna’ se convierte en un augurio de que las maldiciones vienen disfrazadas en enchapes de oro.

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H.O.M.E.
Director – Daniel Maldonado / Writers – Daniel Maldonado, Hector Carosso
USA/ 2016 / 75 min/ Drama

A meditation on urban communication, H.O.M.E. is a film woven of two stories. One concerns a missing young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who seeks refuge in the labyrinth subways of New York City . The other follows a gambling Ecuadorian driver who offers a ride to a stranded Chinese woman desperate to get home to her sick child. Along each of their journeys through the city, they discover the deeper value of communication & their intimate connections.

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EKAJ
Director/Writer – Cati Gonzalez
USA/ 2015 / 80 min/ Drama

A love story between two drifters, a naive teenager and a hustler. The film capture’s a runaway journey to New York City. Ekaj meets Mecca who takes him under his care. Mecca has AIDS and multiple problems of his own. He is high all day but still manages to be the only voice of reason in Ekaj’s hopeless world. They cruise the city together looking for money and places to stay. The core of the movie is Ekaj, who thinks he will become the lover of a rich man and be taken care of for life but ends up finding his dreams quickly shattered. Although he makes some money as a prostitute, he finds he is disposable, replaceable and lacking what it takes to survive in the city. Their mutual loneliness leads to genuine friendship.

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Camino a La Paz Road to La Paz
Director/Writer – Francisco Varone
Argentina/ 2015 / 94 min/ Drama

An unemployed man starts a private car service and takes an older Arab man, Jalil, on a long distance journey from Buenos Aires to La Paz in Bolivia. Non-stop arguing during the ride changes their lives.
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Sebastián es un joven cuyas mayores pasiones son la banda Vox Dei y su viejo auto. Recién casado con Jazmín y necesitado de dinero, comienza a trabajar como remisero. Entre los pasajeros está Jalil, un anciano musulmán que lo llama asiduamente y una mañana le hace una curiosa propuesta: le pagará una importante suma de dinero para que lo lleve en auto desde Buenos Aires hasta La Paz, Bolivia. A desgano, Sebastián acepta el viaje. El extenso trayecto está signado por discusiones constantes entre ambos pero hay algo en esa convivencia forzosa que los convierte en íntimos compañeros de ruta.

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Café Amargo Bitter Coffee
Director – Rigoberto Jiménez / Writers – Arturo Arango, Xenia Rivery
Cuba/ 2016 / 95 min/ Drama

In the 1950’s, Lola, Gelacia, Pepa and Cira Garlobo were four young sisters who inherited their
parents coffee plantation in Cuba’s Sierra Maestra mountains. They hid a young man on his way
to join the guerrilla, an incident that would change their lives forever.
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Cuba, años 50. Lola, Gelacia, Pepa y Cira Garlobo son cuatro hermanas jóvenes que viven solas en una finca cafetalera en medio de las montañas de la Sierra Maestra. No quieren a ningún hombre en la casa pero el paso por la finca de un joven citadino que va camino de alzarse con los ¨rebeldes¨ cambiará sus vidas de golpe.


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O Outro Lado do Paraiso The Other Side of Paradise
Director – Andre Ristum / Writers – Andre Ristum, Marcelo Müller, Ricardo Tiezzi, José Rezende
Brazil/ 2014 / Family/Drama

Nando, a 12 year old boy, narrates the adventures of his father Antonio, during the 60s in Brazil, who leaves the inland of the state of Minas to go to Brasília, a recently inaugurated city, but still with construction works in progress.
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Antônio (Eduardo Moscovis) faz o que pode para conseguir dinheiro para o sustento do lar. Já tentou garimpo, bicos diversos, e agora pensa ter encontrado finalmente seu lugar: Brasília. Atraído pelas promessas do presidente João Goulart e pela ampla oferta de emprego, ele se muda para a capital com a esposa e os filhos. O sonho da prosperidade, no entanto, é interrompido pelo golpe militar e Antônio, envolvido com o sindicalismo, começa a viver um pesadelo.

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Amir
Director/Writer – José Paredes
Mexico/ 2016 / 88 min/ Drama

Amir, an aspiring musician, finds himself drawn to Jeanette, a beautiful singer he meets during a night out on the town with his friends. The attraction complicates his relationship with his current girlfriend, Elizabeth, who is expecting his child. Amir will attempt to work out his feelings towards his newfound love interest, music and maturity, as adulthood forces him to make some challenging choices along the way.
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Amir, un músico aspirante, se encuentra atraído hacia Jeanette, una bella cantante que conoce durante una noche de fiesta en la ciudad. La atracción complica su presente relación estable con Elizabeth, quién además espera un hijo suyo. Amir intentará resolver sus sentimientos hacia el amor, la música y la madurez, realizando en el camino una serie de decisiones difíciles.

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