Netflix is cementing itself as the go-to place for new and unique Latin American entertainment. They’ve recently announced a collaboration with Univision on a series about journalists covering Mexican politics and will be the place to watch Siempre Bruja, a series about time travel and witchcraft. And now that summer is here, Netflix is bringing three new Spanish-language movies to the service.
La pena Máxima follows Mariano (played by Mexican actor Adrian Uribe) as he makes a series of bad decisions while trying to support his favorite soccer team. Despite his uncle’s recent death, Mariano is on a mission to get to the game, and naturally, hijinx ensue. The wacky comedy, directed by Rodrigo Triana, is a remake of the 2001 feature of the same name from Colombia.
From Spain, Netflix is adding Sunday’s Illness. Recently nominated for Best International Narrative Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, this drama from director Ramón Salazar follows a woman named Anabel (Susi Sánchez) as she reunites for a few days with the daughter she abandoned at eight years old. Chiara (Bárbara Lennie) has grown up with questions and the two women are placed in isolation to learn more about each other. The trailer sets up a feature that could lead to heartbreaking drama or serious terror with two wonderful actresses at its center.
And from Peru, the streaming giant will include The Last Hour. Set in the wake of growing violence in Lima in 1992, this detective thriller follows two cops intent on taking down terrorist Abimael Guzman. The film is directed by Eduardo Mendoza de Echave.