• Jonathan Jakubowicz – Secuestro express (2004)

    2001-2010CrimeDramaJonathan JakubowiczVenezuela

    The current wave of kidnappings in Latin America inspired this tense suspense drama. Martin (Jean Paul Leroux) and Carla (Mía Maestro) are a wealthy young couple who, after a night of club hopping, head back to their car to go home. However, three kidnappers — Bubu (Pedro Perez), Niga (Carlos Madera), and Trece (Carlos Julio Molina) — are waiting for them; seeing how free they are with their money, the men figure that Martin and Carla should fetch a decent ransom for their release. The kidnappers demand 20,000 dollars to set Martin and Carla free, and Carla’s father (Rubén Blades) struggles to raise the cash, with the criminals insisting upon payment in a mere two hours.Read More »

  • Nico Manzano – Yo y Las Bestias (2021)

    2021-2030MusicalNico ManzanoVenezuela

    An alternative rock band’s singer-guitarist starts a solo career, seeking inspiration as Venezuela’s crisis roils, accompanied by The Beasts, two masked and mysterious beings.Read More »

  • Lorenzo Vigas – La caja aka The Box (2021)

    2021-2030DramaLorenzo VigasVenezuela

    A Mexican teenager sets out to collect his fathers remains, only to be sucked into the underbelly of the manufacturing industry.Read More »

  • Jorge Thielen Armand – La Fortaleza (2020)

    2011-2020ArthouseDramaJorge Thielen ArmandVenezuela

    Well into middle-age, but still grasping at the reckless pleasures of his youth, Roque is locked in a pattern of self-destruction. His parents cast him out from their home in Caracas and Roque returns to the Amazon and the derelict tourist lodge he built and ran in a previous life. His aim is to rebuild both the lodge and himself, quitting alcohol for good in the process. But temptations are strong in the jungle. A feverish voyage of discovery through the hinterland between madness and salvation, La Fortaleza is a superb second feature from Venezuelan director Jorge Thielen Armand. What makes it all the more fascinating is the fact that Roque is played by Armand’s own father, Jorge Roque Thielen, and that the screenplay is inspired by his stories of building the lodge and battling alcoholism against a tinderbox backdrop of sparking violence and unrest. Wendy IdeRead More »

  • Fina Torres – Oriana (1985)

    1981-1990ArthouseDramaFina TorresThe Female GazeVenezuela

    In Paris, a young woman, Louise Haines Pearson, visits her disturbed friend Nena who tells her that she has just written a book on the history of a little girl troubled by her senses, perhaps because of the tyranny of his mother and the absence of her father. Louise recognizes the difficulties of this little girl, being herself deeply affected by the indifference of her husband.Read More »

  • Claudia Pinto – La distancia más larga AKA The Longest Distance (2013)

    2011-2020AdventureClaudia PintoDramaVenezuela

    A story about a boy who gets into an adventure with a stranger hoping to meet his grandmother.Read More »

  • Miguel Ferrari – Azul y no tan rosa AKA My Straight Son (2012)

    2011-2020DramaMiguel FerrariQueer Cinema(s)Venezuela

    The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, Diego must take care of his son, Armando. Now, both of them have to adapt to each other; Armando to the unknown, homosexual world of his father, and Diego to the closed attitude of his teenage son.Read More »

  • Elia K. Schneider – Tamara (2016)

    2011-2020DramaElia K. SchneiderRomanceVenezuela

    Teo Almanza, a successful lawyer with a wife and two kids, finally comes to terms with his visceral desire to be a woman. He is determined to follow his heart, even though this will turn his whole world upside down and put his life at risk. So his journey to gender reassignment begins… Based on the true story of Tamara Adrian, the first transgender person elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly.Read More »

  • Agnès Varda – L’une chante, l’autre pas aka One Sings One Doesn’t (1977)

    1971-1980Agnès VardaArthousePoliticsVenezuela

    The intertwined lives of 2 women in 1970’s France, set against the progress of the women’s movement in which Agnes Varda was involved. Pomme and Suzanne meet when Pomme helps Suzanne obtain an abortion after a third pregnancy which she cannot afford. They lose contact but meet again ten years later. Pomme has become an unconventional singer, Suzanne a serious community worker – despite the contrast they remain friends and share in the various dramas of each others’ lives, in the process affirming their different female identities.Read More »

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