Believing that military experience will make him a strong and respected man, Jorge, a young Ecuadorian, joins the armed forces in the midst of his country's 1941 border war with Peru. ...
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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 »
Daniel Adum Gilbert,
The world of Salvador, a young and naive petty thief is changed by the arrival of his cousin Angel, an ex-convict in search of easy money, and with a hideout. Salvador gets wrapped up in ... See full summary »
As Cotopaxi spews ash, issuing an eerie penumbra over Quito, a young woman confronts dormant familial conflicts. Desperate for a place to store her things as volcanic disaster looms, ... See full summary »
Juan Sebastian Jacome
Afraid to face upcoming parenthood and the ultimate deadline for his long-awaited novel, a once-promising writer develops a crush on a defiant muse, the 16-year-old girl next door, and ... See full summary »
Sara and Alisa's friendship comes to an end after Sara opens up about her sexual urges. As Alisa grows evermore distant, Sara descends deeper into loneliness, eventually leading her into a horrifying emotional state.
Aurora, a divorced woman, receives a call from her 14 year old son's principal to let her know that he is being expelled on the last day of class. In an attempt to reach her son, she fights... See full summary »
David Nieto Wenzell
Believing that military experience will make him a strong and respected man, Jorge, a young Ecuadorian, joins the armed forces in the midst of his country's 1941 border war with Peru. Captured and imprisoned by enemy forces and given up for dead, Jorge faces neglect, hunger, and, possibly, even death as he recovers from his injuries. He will soon have to choose between escaping with fellow prisoner Hugo or staying at the camp under the care of the Peruvian nurse Dolores, with whom he's fallen in love.Written by
Chicago Latino Film Festival Editors