ARGENTINA, 1985

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¡VIVA EL CINE! | WORLD Argentina, US 2022, 140 mins, Director: Santiago Mitre One of the most significant legal trials in Argentina’s history serves as the basis for Santiago Mitre’s (Paulina, The Summit) new feature, arriving at MVFF…

WE DREAM OF ROBOTS (SOÑAR ROBOTS)

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | FAMILY Uruguay 2021, 84 min, Pablo Casacuberta A determined group of teenagers from the Uruguayan countryside tackles math, science, and the physics of friendship as they conquer the world of robotics. We Dream…

SUNNYLAND

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¡VIVA EL CINE! | US CINEMA US 2022, 77 min, Director: Xavi Medina It’s no easy feat to capture the enigmatic, dreamlike magic of childhood in movie form, but Xavi Medina does just that with his feature debut. The filmmaker wrote, directed,…

SANTOS—SKIN TO SKIN

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | DOCS US 2002, 75 min, Director: Kathryn Golden Bay Area music legend and activist John Santos takes center stage in this documentary thrumming with rhythm, passion, and cultural reflection. Known…

HOME IS SOMEWHERE ELSE

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CREATE | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | DOCS Mexico, US 2022, 87 mins, Directors: Carlos Hagerman, Jorge Villalobos Set against the perennial immigration debate in the United States, this animated documentary goes beyond rhetoric to give voice to those…

CHILE 1976

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | MIND THE GAP | WORLD Chile, Argentina, Qatar 2022, 95 min, Director: Manuela Martelli Manuela Martelli’s debut feature is the poignant story of a wealthy, upper-middle-class housewife suddenly shaken into…

CHARCOAL (CARVÃO)

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MIND THE GAP | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | WORLD Brazil, Argentina 2022, 107 min, Director: Carolina Markowicz Writer-director Carolina Markowicz’s evocative feature debut is the kind of film that makes you love cinema more than ever. Irene (Maeve…

BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS

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SPOTLIGHT ON DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR ACTING ¡VIVA EL CINE!  |  WORLD Mexico, 2022, 161 min, Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Named for the Buddhist concept of a transitional state…