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Spanish and Portuguese Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): New Additions To the Collection

New Additions to the Collection

The Apostate
"Gonzalo attempts to formally renounce his faith but, has to navigate through the baffling bureaucracy of the Catholic church."

El Caso Almeria
"Contrary to custom, three rural policemen are judged by an ordinary court of justice. One man confronts all the forces that try to cover up the truth of a horrible event."

El Club
"Four priests exiled to a small Chilean seaside town to atone for the sins of their pasts find their fragile stability disrupted by the arrival of a newly-disgraced companion in this taut blackly comic drama."

From Afar = Desde allá
"Wealthy, middle-aged Armando lures young men to his home with money. He doesn't want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. Armando's first encounter with street thug Elder is violent, but this doesn't discourage the lonely man's fascination with the tough handsome teenager. Financial interest keeps Elder visiting him regularly and an unexpected intimacy emerges. However, Armando's haunted past looms large, and Elder commits the ultimate act of affection on Armando's behalf.

Hombre mirando al sudeste = Man Facing Southeast
"..a powerfully moving science-fiction parable of a saint-like stranger in an even stranger land our Earth."

La Jaula de oro
"Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States to find a better life."

"Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antia's father and Julieta's husband. At times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart."

"The film is seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy, Harry, who does not know that Argentina's 1976 coup d'état is impacting his life. After witnessing the 'disappearance' of dissident friends, a human rights lawyer and his research scientist wife flee the city and hide from the military police in a vacant summer house. With them are their two kids: Harry, who is fascinated with the escape artistry of Harry Houdini, and El Enano, his little brother. The family adopts new identities and attempts to lead a normal life."

Lupe bajo el Sol = Lupe under the Sun
"Long estranged from his family in Michoacán, migrant laborer Lupe finds relief from the backbreaking work of harvesting peaches in California's Central Valley through beer-drenched camaraderie and a quiet love affair with fellow immigrant Gloria. Soon the stability of his daily routine begins to crack under the weight of a life scarred with regret and missed opportunities."

Magical Girl
"An unemployed father seeking a gift for his dying daughter, a disturbed woman with a dark past, and a math teacher turned criminal find their fates bound together in this bracing thriller from Carlos Vermut."

"This vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a living by fishing on the Gulf of Mexico (mostly played by real-life fishermen), one worker's terrible loss instigates a political awakening among him and his fellow laborers"

La Tierra y la sombra = Land and Shade
"After abandoning his family seventeen years ago, an elderly farmer, Alfonso, returns home to care for his ailing son. He discovers the landscape once familiar to him has been ravaged by toxic smoke and resembles a wasteland. While reconciling his past, Alfonso must save his family from this life-threatening situation."