It’s officially Fall Festival season. Venice and Telluride just wrapped up. Toronto is in full swing, while New York is right around the corner. But fear not West Coast folks, the Cine+Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival is coming to the Bay Area to quench your thirst for exciting and critically acclaimed fare from Latin American and Latino filmmakers.
Opening the 8th edition of CMSFLFF is Alma, a romantic comedy written and directed by Argentine Diego Rougier. The film follows Alma, a very funny woman with bipolar disorder who kicks out her husband (played by famed comedian Fernando Larraín) after an argument. Once she meets another suitor, her husband Fernando realizes he still loves her and wants her back. Is it too late?
Elsewhere in the program you’ll find documentaries on the lives of Cuban-Americans who now have a chance to visit the island, a Dominican flick that’s been thrilling audiences around the country, and John Leguizamo’s latest, which sent him back to Colombia to headline a feature film. Hoping to offer Bay Area residents a diverse roster of projects (including the local-flavored “Hecho en Califas Shorts Program”), the festival is a must-see for all Latino cinephiles out there. Find Remezcla’s Top 10 picks below.
The Cine+Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival runs Sept 16-Oct 1, 2016