Day after day, year after year, you read Remezcla to learn about all the amazing films coming out of Latin America. They’re hits at Cannes, Berlin, and Venice; they’re fêted at red-carpet galas the world over, and they very rarely make it to the United States. Yes, we know it can be frustrating, but every once in a while, we have the pleasure to inform you, our faithful readers, that a handful of these films will be making the journey stateside for your viewing pleasure.
This January, The Film Society of Lincoln Center (in collaboration with Cinema Tropical) will be servicing Latino cinenerds across the Tri-state area by bringing a packed program of some of the past year’s most outstanding Latin American features. Faithful readers will no doubt recognize titles like Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul or Pablo Larraín’s El Club, both of which picked up prizes at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and are in the running for Oscar nominations. Then there’s Rodrigo Plá’s Un monstruo de mil cabezas (A Monster with a Thousand Heads) which premiered at Venice and La calle de la amargura (Bleak Street) by Mexican living legend Arturo Ripstein, which played earlier this year in Toronto.
Titled Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema, the program features a dozen films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico, showcasing the regional and thematic diversity that has defined Latin America’s recent cinematic blossoming. The program runs at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater from January 7 – 10, 2016. Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity, as a lot of these films may never make their way back to U.S. theaters.
Here are some films to look out for.