Chicago Latino Film Festival
Event Series She & I

She & I

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Bia fell into a coma twenty years ago after giving birth to her daughter. She has been a fixed but silent presence in her family until she finally wakes up. Now, not only does Bia have to relearn how to speak and move; she has to do so in a household where her now ex-husband is married to another woman and her daughter has to figure out how to relate to this complete stranger. This touching, heartbreaking film shows how we readapt to new circumstances and overcome the challenges they bring.

Event Series The Huntress

The Huntress

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Shot in the Chilean Andes in the middle of the pandemic, Duplaquet’s latest film tells the story of a mother and son who have survived a planetary health catastrophe and subsist by hunting and selling rabbits. The appearance of Rena, a mysterious woman trying to cross into Argentina who tries to steal their jeep, exposes the fragile balance between mother and son and awakens a series of feelings which seemed to have been lost due to the loneliness and precariousness of their lives.

Event Series Gauguin & The Canal

Gauguin & The Canal

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Confined to his Tahitian hut by the French colonial authorities in 1903, the painter Paul Gauguin is forced to paint a new masterpiece to save his five-year-old native son, while battling illness and torn between madness and sanity. In the course of these events, memories of the past, especially of his life and work at the Panama Canal, the place where his artistic career began and his guilt at abandoning his family in Paris, begin to haunt him.

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Special Event: Facing the Silence

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago 31 W. Ohio Street, Chiago

Acclaimed flamenco choreographer and dancer Fuensanta "La Monet"a is working on a new show when one of her students gives her a copy of Félix Grande’s poetry collection "La cabellera de la Shoá." Written by Grande after his visit to Auschwitz, Fuensanta can’t stop thinking about those women —Jewish and Gypsy alike— who lost their lives in the concentration camp. The poems inspire her to create a piece that remembers these women through music, dance and poetry.

Event Series Silence of the Mole

Silence of the Mole

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Guatemala’s official selection for Best International Feature at the 95th Academy Awards, Anaïs Taracena’s documentary tells the daring story of journalist Elías Barahona, "El topo", who in the 1970s infiltrated General Romeo García’s dictatorship posing as a press officer for the Ministry of the Interior. As such, he was able to retrieve and release information about human rights abuses even as his closest friends were convinced that he was a traitor. Includes Short Film - Fifth of June.

Event Series 15 Ways to Kill Your Neighbor

15 Ways to Kill Your Neighbor

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

From Santiago Mitre, the director of "Argentina, 1985," comes this deliciously twisted dark comedy about a man who refuses to die. José (Daniel Hendler) has moved to France with his partner and daughter. Unemployed, José refuses to learn French. One day, this stay-at-home dad knocks on his neighbor’s door to borrow a shovel; he is welcomed in by Jean-Claude (Melvil Poupaud), a bon-vivant. Jean-Claude rubs him the wrong way and José impulsively kills him with the shovel. Much to his chagrin, he discovers his new neighbor alive and well the following morning. Now he must kill him again…and again…and…

Event Series A Place Called Dignity

A Place Called Dignity

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Colonia Dignidad, the isolated German colony at the heart of Pinochet’s torture machine and multiple accusations of sexual and child abuse, has been the subject of several films and even a Netflix documentary mini-series. Rojas Valencia’s tells the story from the point of view of 12-year-old Pablo who has received a scholarship to attend the colony’s school. As one of “Uncle” Paul’s favorites, he becomes an eyewitness to the terrifying actions of its leader.

Event Series Sublime


Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Sixteen-year-old Manuel loves to play bass in a local band, wander around the streets of the coastal town he calls home and boast about his sexual experiences. But just as he is about to make love to his girlfriend, Manuel feels a sudden yearning for his childhood friend, Felipe. Manuel struggles with his feelings as he watches Felipe flirt with different girls. Mariano Biasin has crafted an empathetic, intimate coming-of-age story in his feature debut.


Hope, Soledad

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago

Two women meet by chance on a pilgrimage to visit La Virgen de Juquila. Both have reached emotional crossroads in their lives and are now overburdened by their own personal pain and fear. Hope, a college student, tries to find a sense of self in her mother’s land after being displaced from her home in the United States. Soledad struggles to free herself from the ghost of her deceased lover and to once and for all bring an end to the relationship with her husband who lives in the U.S.. Together, they walk in communion with pilgrims as they deal with their struggles.

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