Original Title: Refugio (A Circus Tale & A Love Song)
Directed by: Demián Bichir
Produced by:Alex Garcia, Santiago Garcia Galvan, Bruno Bichir, Damián Bichir, Walkiria Barbosa
Refugio is a romantic dreamer whose years-long quest to find true love takes him from the circus life in Mexico to the nightlife of New Orleans. He unexpectedly falls for a beautiful exotic dancer, but he soon learns she comes with a complicated past and a dangerous ex-lover who refuses to let her go.
Original Title: Special Operations (OPERAÇÕES ESPECIAIS)
Directed by: Tomas Portella
Produced by: Rodrigo Castellan, Lucas de Andrade
A special operations force leaves their base in Rio de Janeiro to solve a crime in a small town, where newly recruited female officer Francis must prove her worth to the male-dominated group. After solving the crime, Francis and her colleagues are celebrated by the town´s inhabitants, but the celebration doesn´t last long. The group’s strict respect of the law begins to bother the town’s upper class, all of whom seem to have ties to corruption. Soon the town’s real enemy is uncovered, hidden among high society.
Original Title: Mr. Pig
Directed by: Diego Luna
Produced by: Pablo Cruz (Canana), Diego Luna (Canana), Arturo Sampson
Eubanks (Danny Glover), an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find “Howie” a new home, Eubanks’ drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), is forced to join them on their adventure. Driven by strong convictions and stubbornness in his old ways, Eubanks attempts to make peace through his devotion to Howie and desire to mend his broken relationships.
Original Title: Semana Santa
Directed by: Alejandra Márquez Abella
Produced by: Nicolás Celis, Sebástian Celis
In this poignant drama, a young widow’s attempt to bond with both her 8-year-old son and her new boyfriend on a beach vacation becomes a strained exercise in adulthood and class dynamics. Filled with moments of humor and irony as well as isolation and nostalgia, it plunges us into the difficulties of the young, post-modern family where staying relevant, staying high, and remaining independent are all too important.
The Chosen Ones | Las Elegidas
Original Title: Las Elegidas
Directed by: David Pablos
Produced by: Pablo Cruz (Canana), Diego Luna (Canana), Gael Garcia Bernal (Canana)
Genre: Romantic Drama
Sofia, 14 years old, is in love with Ulises. Because of him, in spite of him, she is forced into a prostitution ring in Mexico. To set her free, Ulises will have to find another girl to replace her…
Absence | Ausência
Original Title: Ausência
Starring: Matheus Fagundes, Irandhir Santos, Francisca Gavilán, Gilda Nomacce, Thiago De Matos
Directed by: Chico Teixeira (Alice’s House)
Produced by: Denise Gomes, Paula Cosenza and Lili Bandeira
Genre: Drama, Coming of Age
Without a father at home, Serginho has become the man of the house, forced to leave school to earn a living and take care of his mother and younger brother. No longer a boy, not yet a man, he begins to find himself when two friendships come into his life: one with a professor who brings affection he never expected and one with a circus performer who offers him a chance to find a new family.
LIVEFOREVER | Que Viva La Música
Original Title: Que Viva La Música
Starring: Paulina Dávila, Alejandra Ávila, David Cantor, Luis Arrieta, Christian Tappán, Juan Pablo Barragán, Nelson Camayo
Directed by: Carlos Moreno (Dog Eat Dog, All Your Dead Ones)
Produced by: Rodrigo Guerrero, Andrés Calderón, Alex García
Genre: Drama, Music
Director Carlos Moreno returns with a wild, beautiful, kaleidoscopic celebration of youth, hedonism, and the transforming power of music. A rebellious young girl, knowing she must change her life, leaves her middle class home and gives herself over to the city of Cali, saying “yes” to everything provocative it has to offer. Inspired by the best-selling novel by Andres Caicedo, and drenched in a vibrant latino soundtrack, LIVEFOREVER delivers a lyrical, heady experience driven by mesmerizing bolts of energy, drugs, sexuality, irreverence, and salsa.
The Vanished Elephant | El Elefante Desaparecido
Original Title: El Elefante Desaparecido
Starring: Salvador Del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáceres
Written & Directed by: Javier Fuentes-León
Produced by: Michel Rubin, Andres Calderon, Delia Garcia Lozada
Awards & Film Festivals:
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée, Celia, who vanished on the day of the 2007 earthquake in southern Peru. Seven years later, an enigmatic woman brings Edo dozens of cryptic photos that may help him solve the mystery of her disappearance. Edo senses he’s being tempted into a dangerous game, but is convinced that solving this photo puzzle is the only way to find Celia alive. A labyrinth of clues propels Edo into a frantic and surreal search through the streets of Lima and the deserted beaches of Paracas. His final destination will confront him with the ultimate riddle any writer could face.
LOVE OF MY LIFE | Amor De Mis Amores
Original Title: Amor De Mis Amores
Starring: Sandra Echeverría Marimar Vega, Sebastián Zurita, Juan Pablo Medina, Erick Elías
Directed by: Manolo Caro
Produced by: Alex García, Santiago Garzía Galván, Andrés Tagliavini, Rafa Ley
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Mexican Release: September 2014 (Over $2 million box office)
Lucia and Carlos are about to be married, but when Carlos’ best friend doesn’t respond to the wedding invitation, Carlos travels to Madrid to track him down. In the frenzied wedding preparations in Mexico City, Lucia is distracted and crashes into Leon, equally distracted by his upcoming nuptials. After the dust settles they’re relieved to see that Leon isn’t hurt, but they’re struck by something else – the realization that it’s love at first sight for both of them. Now these two people – and their friends – with only one week until “death do us part”, have to figure out who really is the love of their life.
Change of Heart | Cambio de Ruta
Original Title: Cambio de Ruta
Starring: Sandra Echeverría, Osvaldo De León, Héctor Jiménez
Directed by: Christopher Hool
Produced by: Alex García, Christopher Hool
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Mexican Release: May 23, 2014
Nicté is a beautiful and enchanted tour guide enchanted with her homeland paradise, the Mayan Riviera. When the travel company she works for is purchased by a large conglomerate, Nicté is forced out. Determined to start her own travel business and win the Best Tour Guide of the Year Award, she sets out on a mission to accomplish just that. Never one to back down from a challenge, she pursues her dream despite a ton of obstacles in her way. Not only does she rediscover her passion for her beautiful homeland, but she gets an added bonus – she finds love, beauty and friendship along the way.