Nine Latin American films at the Chicago International Film Festival

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he fifty first edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 15 to Oct. 29, celebrates the visions and innovating, vibrant, and very powerful stories created by Mexican, Central American, South American, and Caribbean producers with its “Cine de Las Americas” program.

This year, the program counts with 23 films from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, and includes nine American premieres and three official selections for next year’s Oscar awards to Best Foreign Film.

Amongst the most outstanding titles are: “Los 33”, the heroic story of the 33 Chilean miners who were left trapped after the collapse of the centennial gold mine for which they worked; two films starred by the awarded Mexican actor Damian Alcazar: “Magallanes” and “La delgada línea amarilla”; the official Mexican selection for the Oscar to Best Foreign Film, and the winner film to Best Mexican Film at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, “600 millas” starring Tim Roth; “El acompañante” with the extraordinary participation of Yotuel Romero, former singer of the Cuban rap Orishas; and, Pablo Larrain’s “El club”, winner of the Berlin Jury Film Award, and the Chilean official selection to Oscar to Best Foreign Film about the controversial role played by the Catholic Church at hiding the sexual abuse accusations against its priests.

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