XVI Ibero-American Film Showcase

June 12- July 12 2024

Celebrate the vibrant diversity of Ibero-America through the magic of cinema at our XVI Film Showcase. This year's theme, "Urban Living," features a compelling selection of films that explore the dynamic and multifaceted realities of city life across Ibero-America.

From dramas to charming comedies, documentaries these films offer a rich diversity languages, histories, landscapes, traditions, and identities that define the urban experience. Discover how storytelling can bridge divides, celebrate unique identities, and foster understanding.

Join us in immersing yourself in narratives that transcend borders, challenge stereotypes, and promote dialogue. Let these films inspire empathy and remind us of the beauty found in our shared urban journeys.

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All the Silence

Wed, June 12 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Colombia Theater

Miriam is an actress who is also a sign language teacher, but she is not deaf herself. However, a downward spiral begins when she learns that she will indeed become fully deaf. Despite having deaf parents, deaf friends and a deaf girlfriend, she refuses to accept a world without sound.

Directed by Diego del Rio

Mexico, 2023

Rosarigasinos

Thu, June 13th · 6:30 pm ·Embassy of Argentina

After thirty years, two lifelong friends and criminals are released from prison. On the hunt for treasure buried long ago, the friends find themselves up against a more complicated world than the one they once knew.

Directed by Rodrigo Grande

Argentina, 2001

A Place Called Dignity

Fri, June 14 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Colombia Theater

Pablo, a 12-year-old boy, receives a scholarship to attend school in the mysterious and isolated Colonia Dignidad, founded in Chile by Germans. He soon becomes a favorite of the colony's leader, Uncle Paul. Over time, Pablo begins to witness the strange things that happen there.

Directed by Matías Rojas Valencia

Chile, 2021

Carajita

Tue, Jun 18 · 6:00 pm · Residence of the Dominican Republic

Sara and her nanny Yarisa have a relationship that seems to transcend their class conditions: they are the closest thing to a daughter-mother, but an accident will test their intimate loyalty and the innocent illusion that nothing can separate them.

Directed by Ulises Porra and Silvina Schnicer

Dominican Republic, 2021

Jonas and the Backyard Circus

Mon, June 17 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Brazil

Jonas is 13 years old and his life's dream is to maintain the circus that he created in his backyard. While he faces this challenge, he will live the adventure of growing up.

Directed by Paula Gomes

Brazil, 2015

Love & Revolution

Thu, June 20 · 5:00 pm · Spain Cultural Institute

Seville, 1977. At a time when homosexuality is a crime, Reme, a traditional mother moved by love for her son, an adolescent aspiring artist, will become involved in the Andalusian LGTBI movement, which paradoxically was born in the bosom of the Church.

Directed by Alejandro Marin

Spain, 2023

Violeta al fin

Fri, June 21 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Colombia Theater

Recently divorced, 72-year-old Violeta lives alone in her childhood house, tending to her lush tropical garden and making plans to turn her property into a boarding house. When she discovers the bank is about to take away her house, she breaks all the rules to hold onto her home and her freedom.

Directed by Hilda Hidalgo

Costa Rica, 2017

Margarita, that sweet chaos

Tue, June 25 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Peru

Rafo is a divorced father in his forties living life as a bachelor in his twenties until his adorable, determined, pre-teen 11-year-old daughter, Margarita, knocks on his door to move into his house without warning. Rafo's life will take a dizzying, chaotic and fun turn through which he will discover himself and other people like Claudia, his pretty neighbor. Margarita will change the life of Rafo and everyone around her, forever.

Directed by Frank Pérez-Garland

Peru, 2016

Capitães de Abril (April Captains)

Wed, June 26 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Portugal

Story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship--which continued the fascist policies of long-time dictator Antonio Salazar--and of two young army captains who were involved in it.

Directed by Maria de Medeiros

Portugal, 2000

El Suspiro del Silencio

Thu, June 27 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of El Salvador

Set in the coffee fields of Latin America, the movie unfolds through the eyes of Josefina Moreno, an 18 year-old coffee picker, with a rare and amazing sense of smell.

Directed by Alfonso Quijada

El Salvador, 2020

The Passenger

Wed, July 3 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Argentina Theater

As happens in everyday life, the plot tells the story of four Guatemalans from different sectors who converge in an urban transport unit: the pilot, a university student, an informal economy saleswoman and an office worker. Leonel represents an entire urban public transport guild that will carry the story's main thread. His life as a bus driver has led him to know, in its entirety, the movement of this work, which leaves in view all their problems, both personal and external problems.

Directed by Jorge Cano

Guatemala, 2017

Cipotes

Tue, July 9 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Colombia Theater

The plot tells us the life of Folofo and Catica, two brothers who live in situations of poverty and a struggle for social injustices. But they, without ceasing to be hand in hand, will face all these events and obstacles that will be presented to them.

Directed by Boris Lara

Honduras, 2017

They call me “El Panzer”

Wed, July 10 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Colombia Theater

A shy teenager vents his anger on soccer in a neighborhood where dreams compete with hunger and violence. Now he must decide between protecting his family or following his passion for soccer. A look at the life of iconic Panamanian soccer player Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez.

Directed by Rodrigo Quintero Arauz

Panamá, 2024

La Estrategia del Caracol

Fri, July 12 · 6:00 pm · Embassy of Colombia Theater

A group of tenants living in an old house are confronted with having to move out due to a renovation project the city has undertaken, but decide to unite and come up with a strategy.

Directed by Sergio Cabrera

Colombia, 1993