Film List

Take some time to browse through the list of short and full length films featured in the 2013 ¡Cine Magnífico! Film Festival.

  • Abuela Grillo

    Abuela Grillo

    Bolivia | France, 2009, 13 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    Abuela Grillo is the adaptation of an Ayoreo myth (boreal Chaco indigenous people). The animated version of this story becomes a fable that is a fundamental issue in the contemporary world: the struggle of people against the commercialization of water.

  • Blancanieves

    Blancanieves Opening Night Film

    Spain, 2012, 104 Minutes

    A re-telling of the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale “Snow White”, Blancanieves is a breathtakingly beautiful film and a uniquely spirited homage to the black-and-white Golden Age of Europe’s silent cinema.

  • Carmina o Revienta 'Carmina or Blow up'

    Carmina o Revienta 'Carmina or Blow up' Closing Night Film

    Spain, 2012, 71 Minutes

    Carmina, 58, runs a shop selling Iberian products in Seville. After several robberies and no help from her insurance company, she comes up with a way to recover the money she needs to keep her family.

  • Cloudy Day

    Cloudy Day

    France, 2009, 8 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    A group of nomads live without water, hoping to catch a loose cloud. A young man invents a ship with balloons to fly and catch all the clouds that come to them.

  • Comca ‘ac

    Comca ‘ac

    Mexico, 2011, 9 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    The Comca 'ac (the people who speak) are a small indigenous community living in the state of Sonora, Mexico. This short documentary shows unique cultural aspects of this ancient people.

  • Corações Sujos 'Dirty Hearts'

    Corações Sujos 'Dirty Hearts'

    Brazil, 2012, 90 Minutes

    In Brazil, immediately after the Second World War, the immense population of Japanese immigrants (the largest out of Japan) was greatly repressed by the State. For these immigrants, oppressed in a strange land, the idea of defeat in the Second World War was very painful.

  • Despertar de los Restos

    Despertar de los Restos

    Chile, 2012, 15 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    Documentary describing the artificial mummification in Chinchorro culture, hunter-gatherer society prehispanic that practiced sophisticated funeral rites over 7,000 years ago, having its origin on the coast of the region of Arica and Parinacota, Chile.

  • Elefante Blanco 'White Elephant'

    Elefante Blanco 'White Elephant'

    Argentina, 2012, 120 Minutes

    In the “Villa Virgin”, a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes, Carancho) and Nicolas (Jérémie Renier, In Bruges, Atonement) – two priests and long-standing friends – work tirelessly to help the local people.

  • Fecha de Caducidad 'Expiration Date'

    Fecha de Caducidad 'Expiration Date'

    Mexico, 2011, 100 Minutes

    In modern-day Guadalajara, loving mother Ramona searches for her layabout adult son. Her new neighbor Mariana seems to be the key to finding him, but she has dark secrets of her own.

  • From Harlem to Esquiña

    From Harlem to Esquiña

    2011, 4 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    Lena McKnight, DuVaughn Jianca Reyes Martinez and Wilson, Youth Build students in the program of the Abyssinian Development Corporation in New York, USA, spent six weeks in Arica, Chile, in an Andean village learning about restoration and adobe construction. 

  • Infancia Clandestina 'Clandestine Childhood'

    Infancia Clandestina 'Clandestine Childhood'

    Argentina | Brazil | Spain, 2012, 110 Minutes

    Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, Juan (12) and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan's parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country.

  • La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

    La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

    Guatemala | United States, 2012, 72 Minutes

    Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day.

  • Mía

    Mía Showcase Film

    Argentina, 2011, 105 Minutes

    Demure Ale makes a living collecting and recycling rubbish in Villa Rosa, a shantytown of gay and trans people on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

  • Oso


    Chile | United States, 2007, 13 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    Oso is a desolate desert dweller that feeds ants and dreams of his lost wife and a watchful God. A bat poisons his life with a terrible nightmare. The ants and a walrus will try to save him.

  • Paal (Niños)

    Paal (Niños)

    Mexico, 2012, 22 Minutes, Short Film Program: Arica Nativa

    Memo, a Maya child, whose greatest dream is to tell the stories of his people. Through his vision and imagination we will explore the culture of its people and the lush natural beauty of the jungle of Yucatan in southern Mexico.

  • Sofia y el Terco 'Sofia and the Stubborn'

    Sofia y el Terco 'Sofia and the Stubborn' Showcase Film

    Colombia, 2012 , 82 Minutes

    Sofia’s dreams of seeing the ocean have long been thwarted by a husband who refuses to take a vacation.

  • Tio Papi 'Uncle Daddy'

    Tio Papi 'Uncle Daddy' Family Matinee

    United States, 2012, 83 Minutes

    RayRay Dominguez is the happily single resident of a Puerto Rican barrio in New York. His aversion to relationships gets him in hot water with long-time girlfriend Cheeky.

  • Tlatelolco, Verano del 68 'Tlatelolco, Summer of 68'

    Tlatelolco, Verano del 68 'Tlatelolco, Summer of 68'

    Mexico, 2012, 105 Minutes

    Mexico City, 1968: As Mexico prepares to host the Olympics, students take to the streets to protest the government’s authoritarian rule. Tensions are running high.

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