Latino and LATAM Films at Toronto International Film Festival
Latino and Latin American films were well-represented at the Toronto International Film Festival ("TIFF"). Asides from well-established films that already garnered mainstream hype, complex and insightful films like Sergio & Sergei by Ernesto and Marta Daranas and Tigre by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola.
Daranas' film focuses on the real life rescue of Russian cosmonaut stranded in space after the collapse of the Soviet Union. You can read more about the film on Deadline. Schnicer and Guardiola's film Tigre touches on the such themes like female loneliness and burdens of the past. Both films fit perfectly in the lineup with other quality films like the following:
Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro - Vox Review
The Summit - Santiago Mitre - IndieWire Review
The Future Ahead (El futuro que viene) - Constanza Novick - Variety Exclusive
Cocote - Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
Cocaine Prison (Los Burritos) - Violeta Ayala - The Film Stage Review
Killing Jesus (Matar a Jesús) - Laura Mora - Variety Review
Princesita - Marialy Rivas - Variety Review
Zama - Lucrecia Martel - Screendaily Review
April's Daughter - Michel Franco - Variety Review
Alanis - Anahí Berneri
We are excited to see these filmmakers make headlines in the future, be it the continued success of their films or future projects.