The event, which includes online screenings through the chicagolatinofilmfestival.org/films website, includes 45 feature films and 36 short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the host country.
The event’s lineup includes the films: ‘Valley of Souls’ from Colombia, ‘As the World Turns'(Dominican Republic), ‘Blanes St. and Müller’ (Uruguay), ‘Just Cause’ (Panama), Rio Sucio (Dirty River) from Costa Rica, and ‘Sacred Family’ (Portugal).
The event hosts several Mexican productions, including ‘Emboscada’ (Ambush), ‘499’, ‘Negra’, ‘Los últimos recuerdos de Abril’ (Last memories of April) and ‘Summer White’, which highlight the claims of Mexican Afro-descendants, gender violence, the historic past and fictional stories recreated in Mexico.
Other outstanding productions include ‘La boda de Rosa’ (Spain), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Malaga Festival and the Silver Biznaga for Best Supporting Actress, and ‘Medida provisoria’ (Brazil), winner of the award for Best Screenplay at the Indie Film Festival in Memphis.
Until April 18, the Chicago Latino Film Festival offers an approach to regional cinematography and will close with the screening of the ‘El Cuartito’ comedy, by Argentine director Marco Carnevale.