Fénix Awards Pre-selection 2017by lbmersault | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
*Films not in IMDB El año del apocalipsis by Rafael Arevalo En un rincón del alma by Jorge Dalton Girasoles de Nicaragua by Florence Jaugey Mutlab by Elena Gutierrez Resonancia by Jose Saldaña Severo Secreto by Cruz Gustavo Perez & Oneyda Gonzalez
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2. Amazona (2016)
80 min | Documentary, Drama
This is the story of Val and Clare: a mother and a daughter. After the tragic death of her eldest daughter, Val left her kids and family behind and escaped into the Colombian jungle in ... See full summary »
3. Arábia (2017)
97 min | Drama
Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminum factory. One day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers.
4. Two Irenes (2017)
89 min | Drama
In the shimmering heat of Brazil, 13-year-old Irene discovers a dark secret her father's been hiding: he has another family and even another daughter with the same name.
5. Atrás hay relámpagos (2017)
82 min | Drama
A brightly shot carefree movie where problems and reality are kept just on the fringe of the storyline. Two best friends are having fun riding their bikes in San Jose. When they can pick ... See full summary »
6. Beduino (2016)
75 min | Drama
A curious couple, whose existence takes place where art arises along a singular metaphysical desire. They search for it through repeated and varied representations, in a setting of light where hope and desperation blend together.
7. Belén (2016)
94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Hands of earth, crystal eyes, ancestral bridge through time, gender and race. Immortal humble wise noble warrior. Queen of bamboo's sounds and silence. Felt around and not just as an echo. ... See full summary »
8. Carpinteros (2017)
106 min | Drama
Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »
11. Comboio de Sal e Açucar (2016)
93 min | Adventure
A very dangerous train journey through war torn Mozambique. Civilian passengers are both protected and harassed by a troop of ill-disciplined soldiers on board to fight off a rebel army in ... See full summary »
15. El Amparo (2016)
99 min | Drama
At the end of the 80's, by the creeks of the Arauca river, near the Colombian-Venezuelan border, two men survived the brutality of a shooting in which 14 of their mates were killed. They ... See full summary »
17. El Candidato (II) (2016)
80 min | Comedy
"The Candidate" delivers a behind-the-scenes tale of a campaign being run in an effort to get nondescript millionaire Martin Marchand (Diego de Paula) elected to office. A team of advisers ... See full summary »
18. El ciudadano ilustre (2016)
118 min | Comedy, Drama
A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who has been living in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation to receive a prize. In Argentina he finds both similarities and irreconcilable differences with the people of his hometown.
19. El futuro perfecto (2016)
65 min | Drama
A smart and innovative look at the possible futures of a young Chinese immigrant to Buenos Aires, told in the stilted language of an elementary Spanish textbook.
20. El hombre de las mil caras (2016)
123 min | Biography, Thriller
The story of a man who fooled an entire country. A tale of cheats and impostors, taking its inspiration from true facts and from one of the most intriguing characters of recent decades: the spy Francisco Paesa.
21. El Invierno (2016)
95 min | Drama
After years of working on an 'estancia' in Patagonia, the Old Foreman is forced to retire and a younge'r man takes his place. The change is difficult and challenging for both men. Each one must survive the oncoming winter.
23. El otro hermano (2017)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cetarti, a public employee who has just been fired, travels from Buenos Aires to Lapachito, a lonely town in the Chaco province. He must take care of the corpses of his mother and brother ... See full summary »
27. El techo (2016)
75 min | Drama
Three young Cubans crowded into a decaying neighborhood of Havana, imagine prosperous futures for themselves, as they struggle to meet the demands of everyday life.
29. Era O Hotel Cambridge (2016)
99 min | Drama
Shows the unusual situation of homeless Brazilians movement and refugees that squat together an abandoned building in downtown Sao Paulo. The daily tension caused by the treat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys.
30. Estiu 1993 (2017)
97 min | Drama, Family
After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.
31. Etiqueta no rigurosa (2017)
92 min | Documentary
A couple in love from Baja California Mexico are in the middle of the preparations for a huge wedding, the only problem is that their marriage is not legal, since they are both male.
32. Gabriel e a montanha (2017)
131 min | Drama
Before entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decided to travel the world for one year, his backpack full of dreams. After ten months on the road, he arrived in Kenya ... See full summary »
33. Hermia & Helena (2016)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
Hermia & Helena is a film of dead ends and new beginnings, navigating different hemispheres and languages with amorous detours, where the written words of Shakespeare clash with the entanglements of modern, digital life.
Votes: 167 | Gross: $0.04M
35. Jeffrey (I) (2016)
78 min | Drama, Family
A kid from the street that dreams of becoming a reggaeton singer but everything around him make it impossible. Jeffrey has to solve his family problems before trying to achieve his dream.
36. Jesús (2016)
85 min | Drama
When the flesh of your flesh is rotten, will you go to any extend to protect your own? Or will you cut them lose? Jesus is a story of the ultimate betrayal.
38. Júlia ist (2017)
90 min | Drama
Júlia, a Catalan architecture's student of 21 years old, goes to Berlin thanks to an Erasmus grant. Once there, completely alone for the first time in her life, she will feel so out of ... See full summary »
40. Kékszakállú (2016)
72 min | Drama
Several young daughters of rich industrialists examine in an equally intangible and compelling way the physical and spiritual aspects of a cultural recession.
41. La Cordillera (2017)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The president of Argentina, Hernán Blanco, is facing a very important decision. He is participating in a meeting between different state leaders, which takes place in La Cordillera. From ... See full summary »
43. La familia (2017)
82 min | Drama
Andres and his 12 year old son Pedro lives in a blue-collar violent neighborhood in the outskirts of Caracas but hardly see each other. One day Andres comes home Pedro has gotten himself in serious trouble after hurting a boy in a fight.
48. La mujer del animal (2016)
120 min | Drama
Amparo flees the convent and lands in a marginal neighborhood at her sister's house. Cousin Libardo becomes infatuated with Amparo, forcing her to live under his roof; the Animal's family, ... See full summary »
49. La novia del desierto (2017)
78 min | Drama
It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades he has taken refuge in the routine of his tasks, but now ... See full summary »
52. The Untamed (2016)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.
Votes: 1,314 | Gross: $0.03M
55. Las hijas de Abril (2017)
103 min | Drama
Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the ... See full summary »
58. Mala Junta (2016)
89 min | Drama
Against the backdrop of an impending environmental crisis, two troubled adolescents strive to find their place in the world in this stirring debut film from Chile, which weaves together political themes both social and personal.
59. María (y los demás) (2016)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Ever since her mum died, María has taken care of her father and her siblings. That's why her father's announcement of marriage to his nurse brings María's world crashing down around her. At the age of 35, she'll have to change her fate.
60. Martírio (2016)
162 min | Documentary
A analysis about the violence and the struggle suffered by the Guarani Kaiowá group, one of the biggest Indian populations of Brazil.
61. Medea (II) (2017)
70 min | Drama
María José is 25. Her life moves back and forth between the monotony of class at the university, her eternally distant parents, and a couple of alternative spaces where she can explore her ... See full summary »
64. Niñato (2017)
Jobless and with no prospects, "Niñato" (Kid) lives with his parents and does hip-hop music. He lives the life of the outskirts, it's the Madrid of the chronic crisis. But he is 34 years ... See full summary »
65. No Intenso Agora (2017)
127 min | Documentary, History
A personal essay which analyses and compares images of the political upheavals of the 1960s. From the military coup in Brazil to China's Cultural Revolution, from the student uprisings in Paris to the end of the Prague Spring.
Director: João Moreira Salles
66. O Ornitólogo (2016)
Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.
Votes: 1,479 | Gross: $0.05M
67. Pariente (2016)
115 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Mariana, Willington's eternal love, is preparing her marriage with René, the cousin of her ex boyfriend. While Willington tries to get her back, the rumour of a thief in town and a series ... See full summary »
68. May God Save Us (2016)
127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Inspectors Velarde and Alfaro must find what appears to be a serial killer. This hunt against the clock will make them realize something they'd never thought about: neither one of them is that different from the killer.
70. Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas (2017)
70 min | Documentary
Guided by ayahuasca chants, GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS is a poetic journey into the depths of the Amazon. The film explores the perception of time in three small villages intertwined by the flowing waters of the Amazon river.
72. Santa & Andrés (2016)
105 min | Drama
The story of an improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for three consecutive days.
73. Señorita María, la falda de la montaña (2017)
90 min | Documentary
Maria Luysa lives in Boavita, one of the most conservative Catholic villages in Colombia. She is 45 years old and though she was born male, she identifies herself as a woman and dresses ... See full summary »
Director: Rubén Mendoza
74. Sin muertos no hay carnaval (2016)
100 min | Thriller
Everything begins with a stray bullet... And a wealthy young man trying to evict 250 families who are squatting on the land he inherited from his father. The leader of the squatter ... See full summary »
77. São Jorge (2016)
112 min | Drama
In 2011 Portugal began the so-called "year of the Troika" (EU, IMF and ECB budget cuts and economic restructuring), with the level of debt among the Portuguese people reaching staggering ... See full summary »
78. The Fury of a Patient Man (2016)
92 min | Drama, Thriller
A hard-working single mother and wife of a getaway driver who is about to be released is approached by an unassuming and gentle man, completely unaware though of his inscrutable and utterly impelling motives.
83. Yo Soy Un Político (2016)
90 min | Comedy
Carlos is an ex-convict looking for a job where he can make a lot of money without putting in a lot of work. After discussing it with his cellmate; Cangri; they decide that the only job ... See full summary »