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Six Latin American movies in Toronto Film Festival TIFF

Six Latin American movies in Toronto Film Festival TIFF

Posted by Juan Gavasa on August 22, 2014

The 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival highlighted the participation of 39 films that are the first or second production of exceptional filmmakers from Canada and all over the world and that will be displayed in the 'Discovery' section of the Festival.  These movies show different and original perspectives and voices from many cultures , such as Pakistan, Kurdistan. Vietnam, Kenya, Ukraine, Spain, Brazil and other regions of Latin America.

Below, there is the list of the Latin American films that will participate in the TIFF, 2014:

'No soy Lorena' (Chile / Argentina) Director: Isidora Marras.

The fake charges directed to some 'Lorena Ruiz', start plaguing Olivia, who has to descend to the dark labyrinths of Chile's Charging System in order to face the unknown woman. Nevertheless, in every step she takes in this underworld, the line between the identities of Olivia and Lorena gets blurry.

La Salada (Argentina) Director: Juan Martín Hsu

La Salada presents the experience of Argentina new immigrants, through three stories that take place in La Salada, Argentina's biggest and most informal street market. A group of characters from different ethnicities fight loneliness and rootlessness.

Los Hongos (Colombia / Argentina) Director: Oscar Ruiz Navias.

In his second film, the Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navias (Crab Trap) follows young street artists as they explore the vibrating and exciting environment of Cali, the director's hometown.

Magical Girl (Spain) Director: Carlos Vermut.

Desperate to grant the last wish of his daughter, who faces the terminal phase of an illness, a man in grief sees himself in a vortex of blackmails and trickeries in this raving and stylized thriller of the Spaniard young director.

Obra (Brazil) Director: Gregorio Graziosi

In the densely populated Sao Paulo, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery as he walks by the construction site of his first important project. While some terrible memories get to surface, he must fight his consciousness and question his own heritage.

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