Five Latin movies to travel in time

Art productions and independent films made in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina that should see

Five Latin movies to travel in time

Generally, Latin American cinematographic works portray their version and vision of reality, either from the narrative style of the director or based on the source of inspiration from which they arise. This collection of movies has in common its journey to another era; they allow the viewer to make a dive into the past.

  • The mural: recreates the 1930s in Argentina and revolves around a real event: the creation of the mural known as the Plastic Exercise performed by the Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros in the basement of the fifth Los Granados by Natalio Botana, owner of the newspaper Crítica.
    The dramatic film is Argentine and Mexican, with a duration of 110 minutes, was released on May 20, 2010 directed by Héctor Olivera. This biographical work with a touch of eroticism, romance, and politics tells what happened while Siqueiros painted the mural. The poets Blanca Luz Brum and Pablo Neruda, played by Carla Peterson and Sergio Boris, participate there.

  • Everyone leaves: the drama of a girl in 1979 is the story that tells this cinematographic work; it is based on the book of the same name by the writer Wendy Guerra. It tells the story of Nieve Guerra, a little girl who lives in Cienfuegos, Cuba. The main character is hungry for the world, art and freedom amidst the restrictions of the Cuban revolution. Snow is forced to face her parents' fight for her custody. This Colombian film, of 1hour and 40 minutes, was released on April 23, 2015 and directed by Sergio Cabrera. With beautiful Caribbean landscapes, a tinge of machismo and violence, this film shows us the world from the perspective of its protagonist.
  • Last images of the shipwreck: the art captured in the cinema can be seen in this 1989 film directed by Eliseo Subiela. It tells the drama of Roberto, a failed writer who supposedly saves the life of the suicidal young Estela. Inspired by this experience, he decides to hire her to make a book of her life and her family.
    Filled with rhetorical figures and romance, it invites us to rethink the way society works. Produced jointly by Argentina and Spain, with a duration of 127 minutes, it has been awarded nationally and internationally.
  • Colleagues or Buddies: is a beautiful audiovisual production that portrays the innocence and sweetness of three young people with Down syndrome in the midst of the most epic adventure of their lives. A mixture between the early 2000s and the 70s can be seen in this work inspired by the story of Márcio, the uncle of director Marcelo Galvão.
    Originally from Brazil and premiered in 2013, the 99-minute comedy shows the journey made by Stalone, Aninha and Márcio, inspired by " Thelma & Louise ", when they escaped from the institute where they have spent their entire lives. With a stolen car, they leave Brazil to go to Argentina searching their dreams.
  • The dark side of the heart: a tribute to poetry represents this Argentine surrealist work made by Eliseo Subiela in 1992 based on the poems of Oliverio Girondo and Juan Gelman. With a duration of 2 hours and 7 minutes , full of drama, eroticism, and romance, it tells the story of Oliver and Ana two lovers immersed in misery. It has the participation of Mario Benedetti interpreting his poetic work. Undoubtedly, it is a cult piece of Latin cinema.

 

 Latin American Post | Grecia Arias
Translated by Marcela Peñaloza

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